Iran Has Started To Take The First Steps Towards Implementing The Nuclear Deal

It's been reported Iran has halted work on its uranium enrichment production.

Posted on

Iran stopped work on its most sensitive uranium enrichment production on Monday as part of its deal with key world powers to ease concern over its nuclear program.

AP Photo/Mehr News Agency, Majid Asgaripour, File

State TV has reported that "production of 20 percent enriched uranium has been halted by cutting the links feeding cascades in this facility." The U.N. nuclear agency has confirmed that the centrifuges were disconnected.

The deal is includes the lifting of some sanctions, and Iran is expected to receive the first $550 million installment of $4.2 billion of its assets that were blocked overseas starting on February 1.

Cate Sevilla is the UK managing editor for BuzzFeed and is based in London.

Contact Cate Sevilla at cate.sevilla@buzzfeed.com .

Got a confidential tip? Submit it here.