Jan 20, 2014, 8:16 PM
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EU gives green light to partial lifting of Iran sanctions

Berlin, Jan 20, IRNA --The European Union is lifting several sanctions on Iran, after Tehran took steps to curb its nuclear activities, German Press Agency dpa quoted an EU Diplomat as saying Monday.

Earlier in the day, Tehran began to limit its nuclear program under a deal with world powers, the Vienna-based International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) confirmed, paving the way for the European Union and the United States to suspend some sanctions.

A report by IAEA inspectors confirmed these measures, which Iran had agreed to in its deal with six western powers on November 24, under which several sanctions on Iran will in turn be lifted for six months.

During this period, the two sides hope to reach a permanent solution on Iran's nuclear program.