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Ghani congratulates Rouhani on sanctions lift

Ghani congratulates Rouhani on sanctions lift

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Jan 19, 2016 - 22:22

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): Afghan President Ashraf Ghani congratulated his Iranian counterpart President Hassan Rouhani on the lifting of international sanctions, his office said on Tuesday.

The lifting of sanctions came after US Secretary of State John Kerry issued a statement confirming the International Atomic Energy Agency has verified that Iran "has fully implemented its required commitments".

President Ghani called President Hassan Rouhani on Monday night and congratulated him on the removal of sanctions against his country.

Ghani said the decision to lift sanctions against Iran would positively impact the region, a statement from the Presidential Palace said.

The economic sanctions imposed by US and European Union on Tehran were finally lifted on Saturday, enabling Iran to restore access to worldinfo-icon’s markets and likely return soon to the top ranks of global oil producer.

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