US turns to implementation of Iran nuclear deal

Protesters hold up signs during a rally against the international nuclear agreement with Iran outside the US Capitol in Washington, DC on September 9, 2015As time ran out for US lawmakers to halt the Iran nuclear deal Thursday, officials in Washington turned their attention to ensuring that Tehran lives up to its side of the bargain. Senior administration officials said the “ball is in Iran’s court” as it seeks to convince the international community its nuclear program has been halted, just short of the threshold of producing an atomic weapon. President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry marked the change in focus by naming a senior diplomat, Stephen Mull, as coordinator of the US effort to verify the implementation of the deal.

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