Iran has completed the necessary steps in a deal to restrict its nuclear program, meaning international economic sanctions are lifted, officials from the EU and the U.N. nuclear watchdog agency said Saturday. 'Relations between Iran and the IAEA now enter a new phase. It is an important day for the international community. I congratulate all those who helped make it a reality,' said Director General Yukiyo Amano of the International Atomic Energy Agency. Secretary of State John Kerry issued a statement confirming the IAEA has verified that Iran 'has fully implemented its required commitments.'
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