White House: sanctions relief for Iran tied to compliance with nuclear deal

White House Press Secretary Earnest speaks at White House briefing in WashingtonWASHINGTON (Reuters) – Iran will only see sanctions relief if it complies with the nuclear deal, White House spokesman Josh Earnest said on Thursday. Iran’s Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, said on Thursday he favored a parliamentary vote on its nuclear deal reached with world powers and called for sanctions against Tehran to be lifted completely rather than suspended, state television reported. (Reporting by Alina Selyukh, Ayesha Rascoe and Susan Heavey; Editing by Sandra Maler)

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