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Putin lifts ban on exports of uranium enrichment hardware to Iran

US Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) (L) talks with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) during a rally with fellow Democrats before voting on H.R. 1, or the People Act, on the East Steps of the US Capitol on March 08, 2019 in Washington, DC. (AFP photo)
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Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a decree lifting the ban on supplying Iran with equipment for uranium enrichment, Russia’s RT says.

Citing a document published on the official Russian government website, RT said the lifting of the ban “is linked to Russia importing enriched uranium from Iran.”

It said “the ban on supplying goods, materials and equipment no longer applies ‘to the exports of the enriched uranium from the Islamic Republic of Iran.’”

The decision to export low-enriched uranium from Iran to Russia was reached within the framework of an agreement reached between Iran and the P5+1 in July.

On July 14, Iran and the P5+1 group of countries – the United States, Britain, France, China and Russia plus Germany – reached a nuclear agreement, dubbed the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), in the Austrian capital, Vienna.

Under the JCPOA, limits will be put on Iran’s nuclear activities in exchange for, among other things, the removal of all nuclear-related economic and financial bans against the Islamic Republic.

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