The Debate

Iran's moment of truth: Implementation of nuclear deal begins (part 1)

Now comes the moment of truth on Iran. The EU and United States have set the wheels in motion to lift sanctions against Tehran ahead of a Monday meeting in Vienna to monitor compliance with the historic nuclear deal. Sunday was Adoption Day, when Iranians had to start mothballing thousands of centrifuges and eliminating 95% of their enriched-uranium stockpile. Will the lifting of sanctions embolden Tehran in the region, or will the prospect of trade deals draw it closer to the West?

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Produced by Charles Wente, Van Meguerditchian and Emerald Maxwell

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