March 21, 2015

SANCTIONS WORK:

Iranian president Rouhani says final nuclear accord is possible, despite remaining differences (ALI AKBAR DAREINI, 3/21/15, Associated Press)

Top Russian negotiator Sergey Ryabkov and other officials have told The Associated Press that the United States and Iran are drafting elements of a deal that commits the Iranians to a 40 percent cut in the number of machines they could use to make an atomic bomb. In return, Iran would get quick relief from some crippling economic sanctions and a partial lift of a U.N. embargo on conventional arms.

Iran and the six-nation group of global powers -- the U.S., Russia, China, Britain, France and Germany -- hope to reach a rough deal by the end of March and a final agreement by June 30. Iran has called for a single-stage final accord, rather than a two-stage agreement.

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