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Kerry Confirms Iran Complying with Nuclear Deal, Lifts Sanctions

Iranians walk through a corridor at an entrance to the Imam Mosque at the old main bazaar, in Tehran, Iran, Jan. 16, 2016 (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)
Iranians walk through a corridor at an entrance to the Imam Mosque at the old main bazaar, in Tehran, Iran, Jan. 16, 2016 (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)

VIENNA -- U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has confirmed Iran is in compliance with nuclear deal and announced the lifting of U.S. nuclear-related sanctions.

Iran's foreign minister said the U.N. atomic agency is close to certifying that his country has met all commitments under its landmark nuclear deal with six world powers.

A U.S. inspector confirmed that Iran shipped most of its nuclear fuel out of the country, destroyed the innards of a plutonium-producing reactor and mothballed more than 12,000 centrifuges, The New York Times reported.

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