Iran: No final nuke deal if sanctions not lifted immediately
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani speaks in a news briefing at the Saadabad palace in Tehran. (Photo: Ebrahim Noroozi, AP) Iran's president on Thursday said Tehran will not sign a final nuclear deal unless world powers simultaneously lift economic sanctions imposed on Iran, the nation's president said Thursday.
The United States, United Kingdom, France, Russia, China and Germany — the so-called P5 +1 group — reached an understanding with Iran last week on limits to its nuclear program in return for lifting crippling economic sanctions.
The U.S. has previously said the sanctions would be lifted in phases, but the details have not yet been negotiated.