Iran's parliament approves nuclear deal

Published October 13th, 2015 - 11:03 GMT

Iran's parliament has approved the nuclear deal struck with six world powers, local media reported Tuesday.

The historic accord agreed in Vienna in July eased years of tensions between Tehran and Western powers suspicious that its nuclear programme is geared to produce a bomb - an allegation Iran denies.

The deal is to result in the lifting of sanctions on Iran, once Tehran scales down its civilian nuclear programme and answers the International Atomic Energy Agency's questions about a dozen suspect research and development projects that were conducted in the past.

The deal, known officially as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, was signed between Iran and the United States, Britain, France, Germany, Russia and China.

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