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The chief negotiators in Vienna on Tuesday
The chief negotiators in Vienna on Tuesday

HISTORIC DEAL INKED ON IRAN NUCLEAR PROGRAM

After years of on-again, off-again negotiations, Iran and six world powers agreed Tuesday to a deal to halt Iran's nuclear weapons program in exchange for an end to crippling economic sanctions. Together with five negotiating partners, Russia, China, France, UK and Germany, American diplomats had demanded a framework of inspections to ensure that Iran would not have the capacity to recommence its pursuit of nuclear arms. There are provisions that allow for Tehran to continue a civilian nuclear program.

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