Iran parliament approves nuclear deal with world powers

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif (C) chats with parliament members during a session in Tehran on October 13, 2015 in which the Islamic republic's parliament approved its nuclear deal with world powersIran’s parliament approved Tuesday the country’s nuclear deal with world powers, paving the way for the historic agreement curbing Tehran’s atomic programme to take effect and for sanctions to end. The vote came after fierce debate over the terms of the accord, which was struck on July 14 but has faced a rough ride from hardliners in Tehran and in the US Congress. A tally on the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, the deal’s official name, said 250 of Iran’s 290 lawmakers were present, with 17 of them not voting.

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