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Iran expects nuclear deal implementation by Sunday: official
by Staff Writers
Tehran (AFP) Jan 13, 2016

US House passes Iran bill, then cancels vote
Washington (AFP) Jan 13, 2016 - The House of Representatives passed a measure Wednesday aimed at blocking implementation of the Iran nuclear deal, but abruptly cancelled the vote because nearly one third of lawmakers were absent.

The Iran Terror Finance Transparency Act, which would bar the US administration from lifting certain sanctions against Iran, passed by a vote of 191 to 106, a low total by any measure in the 435-member chamber.

Some 137 members missed the vote. In a rare procedural move after presiding Republican Bradley Byrne brought the gavel down and deemed the bill passed, House officials scrapped the vote.

House Speaker Paul Ryan, who took up the post in late October, has made a point of sticking to rules designating the timing for House votes, many of which are held open at length as lawmakers make their way to the chamber.

"The speaker made an announcement on the floor last week about keeping vote times closer to the allotted time," a Ryan aide told AFP.

"While we'll continue to make that a priority, because many members missed this important vote, it was vacated and we'll revote when we return."

Major votes often have a 15-minute time limit. House staff said Byrne gavelled the Iran bill vote closed after 19 minutes.

"Ryan does not like tardiness," a House official said.

The vote is to be rescheduled for the week of January 25.

The final implementation of Iran's nuclear deal with world powers is expected by Sunday, the country's deputy foreign minister Abbas Araghchi said, quoted by state media.

A report by the International Atomic Energy Agency, concluding that Iran had fulfilled its obligations under the agreement, will come out on Friday, broadcaster IRIB cited Araghchi as saying, paving the way for sanctions to end.

The IAEA findings would be followed by "reaching the end of the line and the announcement of the implementation during Friday, Saturday and Sunday," the official IRNA news agency quoted the minister as saying.

There was no immediate confirmation from the IAEA of Araghchi's comments about the timing of "Implementation Day" when the deal comes into effect, but US and European officials have said it could be just days away.

In Washington, US Secretary of State John Kerry did not confirm a specific date for implementation, but reiterated that it was expected to come rapidly.

"Implementation Day -- the day on which Iran proves it has sufficiently downsized its nuclear program and can begin to receive sanctions relief -- will take place soon, likely within the coming days," Kerry said.

"And when that happens, it will make us and our partners around the world more safe and secure."

Araghchi said an announcement about implementation would be made jointly by Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini.

- 'Year of prosperity' -

Under its July deal with the P5+1 group -- Britain, China, France, Russia and the United States plus Germany -- Iran agreed to take measures to limit its nuclear activities.

One such step involves making changes to the core of a heavy water reactor at its Arak nuclear site to ensure it cannot be used to make atomic weapons.

Reports emerged on Monday that Iran had removed the core at Arak, but a top official later denied this was the case, insisting Tehran was still working on a deal to redesign the reactor with the help of China and the United States.

But Araghchi said the new core's redesign would be done by an Iranian company, citing a "reliance on domestic capabilities" to modernize the reactor.

Under the deal, Iran has reduced the number of its centrifuges -- fast-spinning machines that enrich uranium -- and transferred the bulk of its low-enriched uranium stockpile to Russia.

The IAEA must verify that Iran has fulfilled all of its obligations before sanctions can be lifted.

On Monday, President Hassan Rouhani said the country was about to enter "a year of economic prosperity", with sanctions lifted, and said his government had delivered on its promises.

"The government is running the country under sanctions not under normal circumstances. God willing, in the coming days we will witness a rolling up of the sanctions scroll in this country," he said.

On the back of the nuclear deal -- Iran has always denied seeking a bomb -- Rouhani wants to make greater inroads in domestic policy.

But Rouhani has faced criticism from hardline groups about the nuclear deal, with opponents warning it could lead to "infiltration" by the United States.

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