Iran nuclear deal starts next Mon

Iran has announced it will begin to freeze part of its nuclear programme from next Monday, in return for an easing of some of the international sanctions.

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Iran to freeze parts of nuclear programme from Jan 20

Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammed Javad Zarif speaking on January 4 as the deal was being negotiated.

Iran will begin to freeze part of its nuclear programme in return for the sanctions relief from January 20.

The deal, agreed between Iran and world powers after months of negotiation led by the EU's foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton, is hinged on Iran curbing its enrichment of uranium.

Officials have another six months from January 20 to agree a final settlement about the activity the West suspects is aimed at obtaining nuclear weapons capability.

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