Mike Segar / Reuters - The United Nations Security Council votes to approve a resolution endorsing a deal to curb Iran's nuclear program in exchange for sanctions relief in New York on July 20, 2015.

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Sanctions served their intended purpose: resolving the Iran nuclear issue

July 27, 2015, Richard Nephew

Richard Nephew explains the sanctions relief that Iran will receive under the terms of the nuclear agreement finalized in Vienna earlier this month. He argues that the sanctions on Iran were used by negotiators as they were always intended — as a means of achieving a resolution to international concerns about Iran's nuclear program.

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