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US exempts 3 Iranian nuclear sites from sanctions, to keep an eye on them

The measure announced on Monday was 'interim' and only allowed the continuation of three non-proliferation projects

IANS  |  Washington DC 

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The US has exempted three Iranian nuclear sites from sanctions, but warned that they will be under strict scrutiny, the State Department said.

The benefitted sites were those of Arak (central Iran), Bushehr (south) and Fordow, near the city of that was built underground to protect against military attack.

The measure announced on Monday was "interim" and only allowed the continuation of the three non-proliferation projects "under the strictest scrutiny to ensure transparency and maintain constraints on Iran" quoted the State Department as saying.

Early on Monday, the US imposed its "toughest ever" sanctions on that it had earlier lifted after the signing of the nuclear agreement in July, 2015 between and Russia, China, the UK, France, and the US.

US President Donald Trump's administration in May reinstated all sanctions lifted under the 2015 nuclear deal, targeting both and countries that trade with it in oil, financial transactions with its Central Bank and the country's port sector.

 

First Published: Tue, November 06 2018. 10:00 IST
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