Saturday, January 16, 2016
OBAMA AND AMERICANS GETS 5 CITIZENS RELEASED BY IRAN FOR THE 150 BILLION DOLLAR BRIBE NUKE DEAL BY KERRY-OBAMA AND COMPANY.EVEN THOUGH THE MEDIA REPORTS ITS A PRISONER SWAP OF 6 OR 7 IRANIANS FOR THE 4 AMERICANS.
PASTOR SAEED ABEDINI AND 3 OTHER HOSTAGES MAY BE FREED BY IRAN IN A 6 OR 7 FREED IRANIANS PRISONER SWAP DEAL.PASTOR ABEDINI PICTURED HERE WITH HIS DAUGHTER-SON REBEKKAH-JACOB-pic-christian post.com
14 They have healed also the hurt of the daughter of my people slightly, saying, Peace, peace; when there is no peace.
11 For they have healed the hurt of the daughter of my people slightly, saying, Peace, peace; when there is no peace.
1 THESSALONIANS 5:3
3 For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape.
THERES STILL 3 AMERICANS IN IRANIAN JAILS.WHY WERE THESE OTHER 3 NOT INCLUDED IN THE DEAL ALSO IS MY QUESTION.ALSO JOHN KERRY CLAIMES THE WORLD IS A SAFER PLACE WITH THIS-NUKE-HOSTAGE-PRISONER RELEASE DEAL. AT 7:10PM JAN 16,16-I JUST HEARD OBAMA HAS LEFT THE WHITEHOUSE AND NO PRESS WAS ALLOWED TO GO WITH HIM. SO WHO KNOWS IF OBAMA WILL BE BACK AT THE WHITEHOUSE TONIGHT TO COMMENT ON THE NUKE-HOSTAGE-PRISONER RELEASE DEAL.BUT I AM GLAD PASTOR ABEDINI AND THE OTHER 4 ARE RELEASED AND WILL SOON BE BACK WITH THEIR FAMILIES.IN THIS USA-EUROPEAN UNION SANCTIONS LIFTED AGAINST IRAN.
BENJAMIN NETANYAHU SAYS HE WILL BE WATCHING IRAN LIKE A HAWK.AND ISRAEL WILL NUKE IRANS NUCLEAR SITES IF ISRAEL HAS A HINT THAT IRAN IS GETTING CLOSE TO A NUKE.DEAL OR NO DEAL WITH OBAMA-ISRAEL WILL ACT ON ITS OWN.AND OBAMA WILL GIVE HIS NOSE IN THE AIR SPEECH ABOUT HIS IRAN DEAL SOMETIME TONIGHT.THE 4 RELEASED HOSTAGES HAVE NOT EVEN LEFT IRAN YET.THEY ARE WAITING ON A PLANE AT THE SWEDISH EMBASSY IN TEHRAN.WHEN THEY FINALLY LEAVE-THEY WILL BE DROVE TO GERMANY WERE THEY WILL BE CHECKED OUT BY DOCTORS-BEFORE BEING RELEASED BACK TO AMERICA AFTER THAT.THE 5TH HOSTAGE MATTHEW TRENTHICK THE STUDENT HAS LEFT IRAN AND IS ON HIS WAY BACK TO AMERICA RIGHT NOW.HE WAS CAPTURED A MONTH AGO IN IRAN.
I FORGOT IN MY LAST RANT-THAT IRAN WILL NOW BE ABLE TO FREELY PUT MILLIONS OF BARRELS OF OIL ON THE MARKET EACH DAY NOW-SINCE IRANS SANCTIONS ARE LIFTED. NOW IRAN WILL GET BILLIONS OF DOLLARS FROM OIL EVERY MONTH ALSO TO GO WITH THAT 57 BILLION FROM THE NUKE DEAL. IRAN WILL DEFINATELY HAVE ENDLESS CASH TO FUND ISLAMIC TERRORISTS GROUPS AROUND THE WORLD.FROM HERE ON IN.
KERRY IS SUCK HOLING UP TO IRAN LIKE USUAL ABOUT THE NUCLEAR DEAL. PRAISING IRAN FOR HOW THEY DONE EVERYTHING THEY WERE TOLD TO OBIDE BY THE IAEA NUKE DEAL.I SAY KERRY WHAT ABOUT THEM ROCKETS THAT IRAN SHOT OFF AND ALMOST HIT AN AMERICAN SHIP.WHAT ABOUT THEM 10 AMERICAN NAVY SAILORS IRAN HELD CAPTIVE FOR A FULL DAY.AND NOW KERRY SAYS THE NUCLEAR URANIUM STUFF FROM IRANS NUCLEAR WEAPONS ARE NOW ON SHIPS ON THEIR WAY TO RUSSIA TO BE DESTROYED.HMM OVER TO RUSSIA I SAY-A DICTATOR THATS THE LEADER OF THE MUSLIMS.AND AMERICAN AND THE 5+1 ALLOW RUSSIA TO DESTROY THE MATERIALS. CAN YOU SAY RUSSIA WILL JUST HOLD ONTO THE STUFF FOR A FEW DAYS.THEN SHIP EVERYTHING RIGHT BACK TO IRAN SO THEY CAN CONTINUE WITH THEIR NUCLEAR WEAPONS.AND RUSSIA CAN EVEN ADD TO IRANS BOMBS BY SHIPPING OTHER STUFF NEEDED BY IRAN FOR THEIR ATOMIC BOMBS.NOW IRAN IS FREE TO GET WEAPONS SENT TO THEM FROM ANYBODY.AND IRAN WILL NOW BE FREE TO SEND WEAPONS TO EVERY TERRORIST GROUP AROUND THE WORLD.WE CAN EXPECT LOTS OF TERRORIST ATTACKS FROM ISLAM FROM HERE ON ON.AS IRAN WILL NOW BE ABLE TO DO WHATEVER THEY WANT WITH THAT 57 BILLION DOLLARS.THAT CAN SURE SUPPLY ALOT OF TERRORIST GROUPS WITH TONS OF WEAPONS TO KILL LOTS OF INNOCENT PEOPLE AROUND THE WORLD UNDER ISLAM-THEIR MOON GOD ALLAH-THEIR SO CALLED PIGS BLOOD LOVER MUHAMMID.YES THIS IS A GREAT DEAL INDEED FOR IRAN.OBAMA YOU WILL DEFINATELY LEAVE A LEGACY FOR YOURSELF. YOU WILL BE THE ONLY PRESIDENT TO LET MUSLIMS TAKE WORLD CONTROL UNDER ISLAM.AND TO KILL HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF INNOCENT PEOPLE AROUND THE WORLD UNDER THE GUISE OF A PEACE DEAL WITH IRAN. OBAMA YOU SHOULD HAVE NUKED IRAN OFF THE FACE OF THE EARTH.NOT ENABLE THEM WITH 130 BILLION DOLLARS TO BE GOOD ISLAMIC MUSLIMS.THEN WHEN THEY GET THE CASH.THEY WILL BE THE MOST POWERFUL MIDEAST COUNTRY TO OUT SOURCE TERRORISM WORLD WIDE.YOU DEFINATELY ARE LIVING UP TO YOUR NOBEL PEACE PRIZE OBAMA FOR ISLAMIC - MUSLIM WORLD CONTROL.
MATTHEW TRENTHICK IS A 5TH AMERICAN FREED BY IRAN IN A SEPARATE DEAL. I WONDER WHO AND WHAT IRAN GETS FOR THIS SEPARATE RELEASE DEAL. MAYBE ANOTHER 10 IRANIAN TERRORISTS WILL BE RELEASED SO THEY CAN GO BACK ON THE FIELD IN IRAQ OR SYRIA.AND KILL MORE INNOCENT AMERICAN SOLDIERS. AND ALSO ANOTHER $10 BILLION DOLLARS SO IRAN CAN OUT RIGHT BUY A NUCLEAR BOMB FROM NORTH KOREA OR PAKISTAN. AND TRY TO ELIMINATE ISRAEL FROM THE FACE OF THE EARTH. THIS DEAL GETS WORSE BY THE SECOND AS DETAILS COME OUT.
12 One woe is past; and, behold, there come two woes more hereafter.
13 And the sixth angel sounded, and I heard a voice from the four horns of the golden altar which is before God,
14 Saying to the sixth angel which had the trumpet, Loose the four(DEMONIC WAR) angels which are bound in the great river Euphrates.(WORLDWIDE WAR)(TURKEY-IRAQ-SYRIA)(EUPHRATES RIVER CONSISTS OF 760 MILES IN TURKEY,440 MILES IN SYRIA AND 660 MILES IN IRAQ)
15 And the four(DEMONIC WAR) angels were loosed,(WORLDWIDE WAR) which were prepared for an hour, and a day, and a month, and a year, for to slay the third part of men.(1/3 Earths Population die in WW 3 2ND WAVE-2 billion)
16 And the number of the army of the horsemen were two hundred thousand thousand:(200 MILLION MAN ARMY FROM CHINA AND THE KINGS OF THE EAST) and I heard the number of them.
17 And thus I saw the horses in the vision, and them that sat on them, having breastplates of fire, and of jacinth, and brimstone: and the heads of the horses were as the heads of lions; and out of their mouths issued fire and smoke and brimstone.(NUCLEAR BOMBS)
18 By these three was the third part of men killed, by the fire, and by the smoke, and by the brimstone, which issued out of their mouths.(NUCLEAR BOMBS)
1 And the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,
2 Son of man, set thy face against Gog,(RULER) the land of Magog,(RUSSIA) the chief prince of Meshech (MOSCOW) and Tubal,(TOBOLSK) and prophesy against him,
3 And say, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I am against thee, O Gog,(LEADER OF RUSSIA) the chief prince of Meshech(MOSCOW) and Tubal:TOBOLSK)
4 And I (GOD) will turn thee back, and put hooks into thy jaws,(GOD FORCES THE RUSSIA-MUSLIMS TO MARCH) and I will bring thee forth, and all thine army, horses and horsemen, all of them clothed with all sorts of armour, even a great company with bucklers and shields, all of them handling swords:
5 Persia,(IRAN,IRAQ) Ethiopia, and Libya with them; all of them with shield and helmet:
6 Gomer,(GERMANY) and all his bands; the house of Togarmah (TURKEY) of the north quarters, and all his bands: and many people with thee.(AFRICAN MUSLIMS,SUDAN,TUNESIA ETC)
7 Be thou prepared, and prepare for thyself, thou, and all thy company that are assembled unto thee, and be thou a guard unto them.
8 After many days thou shalt be visited: in the latter years thou shalt come into the land that is brought back from the sword, and is gathered out of many people, against the mountains of Israel, which have been always waste: but it is brought forth out of the nations, and they shall dwell safely all of them.
9 Thou shalt ascend and come like a storm, thou shalt be like a cloud to cover the land, thou, and all thy bands, and many people with thee.(RUSSIA-EGYPT AND MUSLIMS)
10 Thus saith the Lord GOD; It shall also come to pass, that at the same time shall things come into thy mind, and thou shalt think an evil thought:
11 And thou shalt say, I will go up to the land of unwalled villages;(ISRAEL) I will go to them that are at rest, that dwell safely, all of them dwelling without walls, and having neither bars nor gates,
12 To take a spoil,(OIL IS IN SPOIL) and to take a prey; to turn thine hand upon the desolate places that are now inhabited, and upon the people that are gathered out of the nations, which have gotten cattle and goods, that dwell in the midst of the land.
13 Sheba, and Dedan,(SAUDI-ARABIA) and the merchants of Tarshish,(SPAIN) with all the young lions thereof,(ENGLAND,AND ALL ITS ASSOCIATES-CANADA,AUSTRALIA-NEW ZEALAND, USA, AND WESTERN ENGLISH SPEAKING NATIONS) shall say unto thee, Art thou come to take a spoil? hast thou gathered thy company to take a prey? to carry away silver and gold, to take away cattle and goods, to take a great spoil?(OIL IS IN SPOIL-I BELIEVE THATS WHY RUSSIA,ARAB/MUSLIMS MARCH TO ISRAEL)
14 Therefore, son of man, prophesy and say unto Gog, Thus saith the Lord GOD; In that day when my people of Israel dwelleth safely, shalt thou not know it?
15 And thou shalt come from thy place out of the north parts, thou, and many people with thee, all of them riding upon horses, a great company, and a mighty army:
16 And thou shalt come up against my people of Israel, as a cloud to cover the land; it shall be in the latter days, and I will bring thee against my land, that the heathen may know me, when I shall be sanctified in thee, O Gog, before their eyes.
17 Thus saith the Lord GOD; Art thou he of whom I have spoken in old time by my servants the prophets of Israel, which prophesied in those days many years that I would bring thee against them?
18 And it shall come to pass at the same time when Gog shall come against the land of Israel, saith the Lord GOD, that my fury shall come up in my face.
19 For in my jealousy and in the fire (atomic bomb) of my wrath have I spoken, Surely in that day there shall be a great shaking in the land of Israel;
Netanyahu vows to ‘monitor Iran,’ says it hasn’t abandoned quest for nukes-As Iran and world powers announce implementation of nuclear deal and removal of sanctions, PM vows to warn of any violation-By Times of Israel staff and AFP January 16, 2016, 11:37 pm
As the UN, Iran and world powers triumphantly announced the implementation of the nuclear accord with Tehran and the removal of sanctions from the Islamic republic on Saturday, the mood in Jerusalem was far from celebratory.Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, in a statement issued immediately after the announcement was made, vowed that Israel “will monitor the implementation of the deal and will notify of any violation.”He added that Tehran “has not abandoned its aspirations to acquire nuclear weapons, and continues to act to destabilize the Middle East and spread terrorism throughout the world.”The premier, who has been perhaps the most vocal opponent to the deal on the global stage, called on world powers and on the International Atomic Energy Agency to “closely follow activities in Iran’s nuclear installations and at other sites to ensure that it does not continue to develop nuclear weapons covertly.”He warned that “without an appropriate response to every violation, Iran will surmise that it can continue to develop nuclear weapons, to destabilize the region and to spread terrorism.”Israel, he said, “will do everything it takes to maintain its security and defend itself.”Earlier Strategic Affairs Minister Gilad Erdan warned that the implementation of the landmark nuclear deal between world powers and Iran would endanger the Middle East and fail to curb Tehran’s atomic program.“The ‘implementation day’ of the nuclear agreement ushers us into a new and dangerous era, in which Iran is freed from most of its economic sanctions, without having to quit its nuclear program or provide explanations for its military activities,” Erdan said in a statement.Erdan, who is also public security minister, said Iran continued to “supply arms to terror groups like Hezbollah and Hamas” while interfering in the internal affairs of Gulf States and violating a UN Security Council prohibition on “developing ballistic missiles.”“This is a difficult day for all the states in the region that hoped Iran wouldn’t be able to obtain nuclear arms and would cease to meddle in the region,” said Erdan, who is close to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.Israel tried to prevent the accord, arguing it would not stop Tehran from developing an atomic weapon if it wished. Iran has always denied seeking a nuclear bomb.Netanyahu has called the deal a “historic mistake,” warning that it entrenches the Islamist regime in power, gives Iran tens of billions of dollars in sanctions relief to fund terrorism and promote regional instability, and paves Iran’s path to a nuclear arsenal.An Israeli official said earlier Saturday that Iran’s first priority once the deal is implemented would be to spend its newly freed-up funds on military acquisitions, and not on civilian investments, Army Radio reported. Furthermore, the unnamed source said, the implementation of the agreement would have a direct impact on the region, as terror groups Hezbollah and Hamas — both recipients of Iranian largesse — would find themselves in possession of new and modern weaponry.“The world powers are mistaken if they see Iran as a solution to regional stability, and not the source of the problem,” a second unnamed official said, according to the radio.
Iran nuclear deal: Main points-In exchange for relief from economic sanctions, the accord seeks to put nuclear bomb out of Tehran’s reach-By AFP January 17, 2016, 12:30 am-the times of israel
VIENNA — The UN atomic watchdog said on Saturday that Iran has fulfilled its commitments under the nuclear deal reached in Vienna on July 14, 2015 by Tehran and six world powers.In exchange for relief from painful sanctions, the accord dramatically scales down Iran’s nuclear program in order to make any secret drive to make nuclear weapons all but impossible.Following are the main points in the deal:Nuclear downsizing— Cutting the number of uranium centrifuges, which can enrich uranium for nuclear fuel as well as for nuclear weapons, from more than 19,000 to 5,060 and maintaining this level for 10 years.All enrichment is to take place at the Natanz facility. The Fordo site, containing an additional 1,044 centrifuges, will no longer enrich uranium.— Reducing Iran’s pre-deal stockpile of 12 tons of low-enriched uranium — enough for several nuclear weapons if further enriched — to 300 kilograms (660 pounds), a ceiling that will last for 15 years.Only enrichment to low purities is allowed, and for 15 years.— Limiting specific research and development (R&D) activities. These activities cannot lead to the accumulation of enriched uranium.— Redesigning Iran’s Arak reactor so that it does not produce weapons-grade plutonium, the alternative to highly-enriched uranium for a nuclear weapon.— Applying the Additional Protocol, allowing for closer inspections, including potentially of military bases.The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) will also employ high-tech surveillance equipment and have access to facilities such as uranium mines and centrifuge workshops for periods of up to 25 years.The IAEA drew a line under a long-running probe into allegations of past efforts to develop a nuclear weapon in mid-December, removing an important obstacle to implementing the deal.-Sanctions-A UN Security Council resolution endorsing the deal has terminated all provisions of previous resolutions on the Iranian nuclear issue simultaneous with the IAEA verifying Iran has implemented the above.The same applies to US and EU nuclear-related sanctions imposed on oil exports, Iran’s financial system and other areas. Restrictions on arms sales can be lifted after five years or once the IAEA gives a “broad conclusion” that all Iranian nuclear activities are peaceful.For ballistic missiles the period is eight years.A Joint Commission is to be created comprising the six powers, the European Union and Iran to handle any problems, with a majority vote needed to decide whether there has been a violation.
Which US sanctions on Iran are canceled?-From shipbuilding to pistachios to insurance, US prohibitions that throttled trade with the Islamic Republic are lifted-By AFP January 17, 2016, 1:08 am-the times of israel
WASHINGTON – With Saturday’s formal implementation of the Iran nuclear deal, the United States lifted it economic sanctions imposed to dissuade Tehran from building a bomb.Other, separate sanctions designed to punish Iran’s alleged sponsorship of foreign militant groups and its ballistic missile program will remain.But the nuclear sanctions — matched by similar European Union action — were the most serious brakes on the Iranian economy and their cancellation will be a boost to Iran’s reformist government.Secondary sanctions-With the adoption of the deal, the United States automatically drops its “secondary sanctions” banning non-Americans from certain trade and investment with Iran.These include:Finance and banking-related sanctions, including on dealings with the Iranian central bank-Sanctions on underwriting services, insurance and re-insurance-Sanctions on Iran’s oil, gas and petrochemical sectors-Sanctions on doing business with Iranian shippers, shipbuilders and port operators-Sanctions on Iran’s trade in gold and other precious metals-Sanctions on trade in graphite, raw or semi-finished metals such as aluminum and steel, coal and software for integrating industrial processes — where such items are not used in nuclear research banned under the deal-Sanctions on Iran’s automotive sector-Sanctions on associated services for each of the categories above-Blocked persons-The United States has removed 400 names of individuals, companies and entities from lists of sanctions evaders and those connected to the Iran nuclear program. Planes and pistachios-While US companies will still be barred in many cases from directly doing business with Iran themselves, the deal allows trade in three specific areas:US companies will be allowed to export commercial aircraft and spare parts to Iran’s creaking fleet, as long as they are not used for military transport or activities banned under the nuclear pact.US-owned or managed companies based abroad will be given a general permission to trade with Iran.Iranian producers will be permitted to export to the United States carpets and food — including pistachios and caviar. Cash windfall-With the dropping of the sanctions, Iran will be able to access tens of billions of dollars in its oil revenues blocked in foreign banks.US officials estimate that after Iran has settled outstanding debts and bills, notably to China, they may be able to get their hands on $50 billion.
Sat Jan 16, 2016 5:41-UPDATES:URGENT: Jason Rezaian and 3 Other US Inmates Freed by Iran-FARSE NEWS
TEHRAN (FNA)- 4 Iranian-American nationals who were held for various charges in Iran have been freed under a prisoners swap deal, Tehran's prosecutor announced Saturday afternoon."Based on an approval of the Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) and the general interests of the Islamic Republic, four Iranian prisoners with dual-nationality were freed today within the framework of a prisoner swap deal," the office of Tehran prosecutor said.The four Iranian-Americans, Jason Rezaian, Amir Hekmat, Saeed Abedini and Nosratollah Khosrawi who were jailed in Iran on various charges in recent years, have all been released. According o the swap deal, the US has also freed 6 Iranian-Americans who were held for sanctions-related charges.A senior Iranian legislator citing an IRGC report on Rezaian's case said in October that he has been imprisoned for his attempts to help the US Senate to advance its regime change plots in Iran.In late July 2014, Iran confirmed that four journalists, including Washington Post correspondent Jason Rezaian, had been arrested and were being held for questioning.Rezaian's wife Yeganeh Salehi, a correspondent for the United Arab Emirates-based newspaper, the National, was also arrested at that time, but she and two others were released later.According to the Constitution, the Judiciary is independent from the government in Iran.Some reports earlier this year had spoken of a potential prisoner swap between Iran and US following the Vienna nuclear deal in July.
Iran hints prisoner swap may be way to free jailed American journalist-The speaker of Iran’s parliament said in an interview that a prisoner swap was ‘one way’ Washington Post bureau chief Jason Rezaian might be liberated-Jason Rezaian-Lauren Gambino in New York-Friday 4 September 2015 21.38 BST-Last modified on Wednesday 2 December 2015 16.44 GMT
The speaker of Iran’s parliament has hinted that a prisoner swap is one possible way to free jailed American journalist Jason Rezaian, who has been tried on espionage charges in a closed Tehran court.During an interview with NPR published on Thursday, Ali Larijani was asked if he could foresee a “practical way” to liberate both Rezaian, who is awaiting sentencing after more than a year spent in prison, and the other Americans held in Iran.“There are practical ways of course,” Larijani said. “For example, there is a number of Iranians in prison here. Definitely for matters of this sort, one can come up with solutions. I think your politicians know about those ways.”Pressed on whether he was suggesting a prisoner swap, Larijani replied: “That’s one way. There are other ways that the judiciary systems of the two countries can come up with. It is the judiciary that has to decide about it.”Though the Iranian politician does not have direct authority over Rezaian, his brother, Ayatollah Sadeq Amoli Larijani, is the head of Iran’s judiciary system.Larijani suggestion’s that Iran may be open to a prisoner swap came in sharp contrast to recent comments made by Iran’s deputy foreign minister Hassan Qashqavi, who suggested that no such plan was under consideration. According to the Associated Press, Qashqavi told Iran’s Tasnim and Fars news agencies: “An exchange of Jason Rezaian is not on the agenda. Each of the issues has their own separate case.” Qashqavi’s comments were first time a high-level official has alluded to the possibility of such a trade, the AP reported.US officials have said they raise the issue of the detained Americans on each occasion they meet with their Iranian counterparts.Rezaian’s closed-door trial, which began in May, played out during a crucial moment in the ongoing nuclear negotiations between Iran and the west. His lawyer was recently quoted in early August as saying a verdict was expected imminently though relatives of his are still waiting for it to be issued.Rezaian has been held in Iran since July 2014, when he was arrested along with his wife, Yeganeh Salehi, and another couple. Rezaian is the only one who remains in prison. The couple were released shortly after their arrest, and Salehi, also a journalist, was released on bail in October and faces a separate trial. Some have suggested Rezian’s captivity was tied to political tensions around the nuclear negotiations, though US officials have said they deliberately kept the negotiations separate from the release of the American prisoners, in case the talks faltered. Others have speculated that Rezaian was caught in the crossfire of political infighting among competing factions within the government.Two other Americans are being held by Iran, Amir Hekmati, a US marine veteran who just marked four years in captivity, and Saeed Abedini, a Christian pastor whose been held since 2012. Robert Levinson, another American, disappeared in Iran while on CIA mission eight years ago.
Top US, Iranian envoys eye end of sanctions against Iran-Associated Press By GEORGE JAHN and BRADLEY KLAPPER-JAN 16,16-YAHOONEWS
VIENNA (AP) — The end of Western sanctions against Iran loomed Saturday as Iran's foreign minister suggested the U.N. atomic agency is close to certifying that his country has met all commitments under its landmark nuclear deal with six world powers.Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif held a series of meetings in Vienna with his European Union and U.S. counterparts — including U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry — on implementing the accord."All oppressive sanctions imposed against Iran will be annulled today," Zarif said on Iranian state TV — a reference to the start of the process that will end financial and other penalties imposed on his country once the U.N. agency says Tehran has fulfilled its obligations to restrict its nuclear programs in the deal reached last summer.Certification by the International Atomic Energy Agency would allow Iran to immediately recoup some $100 billion in assets frozen overseas. The benefits of new oil, trade and financial opportunities from suspended sanctions could prove far more valuable for Tehran in the long run.Kerry and EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini were in Vienna, headquarters to the IAEA, for separate meetings with Zarif.Despite Zarif's optimistic comments about the approaching end to sanctions, both he and Kerry deflected a question about whether their deal would be implemented later in the day." We're trying," said Zarif."We're working on it," added Kerry, seated across the table from Zarif in an ornate room at a luxury Vienna hotel.In his earlier comments to Iranian television, Zarif said the deal between his country and the six world powers would hold, telling Iranian media that all parties would "not allow the outcome of these talks to be wasted."The agreement, struck after decades of hostility, defused the likelihood of U.S. or Israeli military action against Iran, something Zarif alluded to."Our region has been freed from shadow of an unnecessary conflict that could have caused concerns for the region," he said. "Today is also a good day for the world. Today will prove that we can solve important problems through diplomacy."Iran insists all of its nuclear activities are peaceful. But under the July 14 deal, Iran agreed to crimp programs which could be used to make nuclear weapons in return for an end to sanctions. The agreement puts Iran's various nuclear activities under IAEA watch for up to 15 years, with an option to re-impose sanctions should Tehran break its commitments.
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