Iran may face sanction if nuclear deal fizzles


Tehran: Six world powers have agreed on a way to restore U.N. sanctions on Iran if the country breaks the terms of a future nuclear deal, clearing a major obstacle to an accord ahead of a June 30 deadline.

The new understanding on a U.N. sanctions “snapback” among the six powers including the United States, Britain, France, Germany, Russia and China brings them closer to a possible deal with Iran.

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As a part of the new agreement on sanctions snapback suspected breaches by Iran would be taken up by a dispute-resolution panel which would assess the allegations and come up with a non-binding opinion.

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) would also continue regularly reporting on Iran’s nuclear program. If Iran was found to be in non-compliance with the terms of the deal, then U.N. sanctions would be restored. However other hurdles remain, including ensuring United Nations access to Iranian military sites.