January 17, 2016

AND ELECTIONS IN ONE MONTH:

Iranians jubilant as country wakes up to first day without sanctions (Saeed Kamali Dehghan, 17 January 2016, The Guardian)

Iranians have greeted with jubilation the end to a decade of financial stringency under sanctions after western officials formally lifted a complex network of punitive measure as the landmark nuclear deal was implemented.

The IAEA is satisfied with Tehran's literally concrete moves to comply with Vienna, but hopes that it would bring movement in other realms remain unfulfilled

President Hassan Rouhani hailed a "golden page" in the country's history and a "turning point" in its economy as he delivered his budget before the Iranian parliament on Sunday, promising internal development and more stability in the region.

"We should use this opportunity for the country's growth and development and people's welfare, as well as the security and stability of the region," Rouhani told Iranian parliamentarians. "This would not possible unless we all unite with each other."

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