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Iran's supreme leader calls for parliament vote on nuclear pact

Iran's supreme leader calls for parliament vote on nuclear pact

Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, said Thursday that the Iranian parliament should vote on a landmark nuclear accord with Western powers. He also called for a full lifting of sanctions against Iran, rather than a partial one. “I am not advising parliament to approve or disapprove” the nuclear accord, state media quoted the ayatollah as saying. “It is up to them to decide.” But lawmakers, he added, should not be “sidelined.”   The comments came a day after President Obama secured sufficient congressional backing to ensure that the accord will not be blocked by opponents of the deal. Under the terms, sanctions would be eased but...

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