US extends Iran nuclear-related sanctions relief

The US has agreed to extend sanctions relief for Iran but President Donald Trump has said he will make a final decision in October on the outcome of the 2015 nuclear agreement, Deutsche Welle reports.

US officials said Thursday the US had waived nuclear sanctions only grudgingly. “The administration did approve waivers in order to maintain some flexibility,” State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said.

A senior administration official, speaking on condition of anonymity, told the French news agency Agence France-Presse the waiver was “a holding action.”

“This is the action that the US is taking in the interim, while the president and his cabinet come to a final decision in consultation among themselves and in consultation with allies,” he said.


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