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U.S. says Iran compliance with nuclear deal means easing of U.N. sanctions soon

U.S. says Iran compliance with nuclear deal means easing of U.N. sanctions soon

Iran has complied with a landmark arms control agreement and is only days away from dismantling enough of its nuclear infrastructure so the United Nations can begin easing international economic sanctions, Secretary of State John F. Kerry said Wednesday, even as critics warn that Iran is stirring turmoil across the region.

Speaking at the National Defense University, Kerry said that Iranian technicians had removed the core of the plutonium-producing heavy water reactor at Arak, and that the reactor would be filled with cement and destroyed “in the next hours.”

Once that and other final steps are confirmed, the U.N. Security Council is obligated to start lifting the...

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