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International Atomic Energy Agency

Obama's careful engagement with Iran pays off

Obama's careful engagement with Iran pays off

President Obama was right to express satisfaction — and take some of the credit — for the successful implementation of the international agreement to place limitations on Iran's nuclear activities and for the release of five Americans who were held by the Islamic Republic, including Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian, who had been imprisoned for more than a year on trumped-up charges.

Iran's compliance with key portions of the agreement, which was certified Saturday by the International Atomic Energy Agency, places significant obstacles in the way of its ability to develop nuclear weapons. As Obama noted, Iran has removed two-thirds of its centrifuges and shipped...