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After years of economic sanctions, Iran is getting access to $100 billion dollars of frozen assets. So what will Iran do with the new funds?
Joint Statement by EU High Representative Federica Mogherini and Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif Switzerland
“We, the EU High Representative and the Foreign Minister of the I. R. of Iran, together with the Foreign Ministers of the E3+3 (China, France, Germany, the Russian Federation, the United Kingdom and the United States), met from 26 March to 2nd April 2015 in Switzerland. ”
Here’s what’s in Iran’s $100 billion in assets that will become unfrozen by the nuclear deal
“The list of criticisms of the deal between a coalition of world powers and Iran to scale back the Islamic Republic’s nuclear program is long and varied, but one of the biggest is the near immediate provision of what one unnamed U.S. official told Reuters said was more than $100 billion in frozen Iranian assets.”
Some Iran sanctions relief likely to go to terrorists: John Kerry
“US Secretary of State John Kerry said today it is likely that some of the billions of dollars in sanctions relief granted to Iran under a landmark nuclear deal will go to groups deemed terrorists.”
Music Track Courtesy of APM Music: “Reiteration”
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