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U.N. Security Council unanimously backs Iran nuclear accord

U.N. Security Council unanimously backs Iran nuclear accord

The United Nations Security Council on Monday unanimously endorsed a deal aimed at halting Iran’s nuclear weapons program, a plan the U.S. representative said would make the world "safer and more secure." The 15-0 vote on the resolution was swift, coming just a couple of minutes after the members convened in the meeting hall. The resolution sets the stage for the phasing out of several U.N. sanctions resolutions passed since 2006, which have included the freezing of assets and an arms embargo. Some members of Congress had urged the United Nations to wait until U.S. lawmakers had considered the accord. A congressional vote is not expected until September, too long for...

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