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US permits civil nuclear ties with Iran despite 'maximum pressure'

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The reactor building at the Russian-built Bushehr nuclear power plant in southern Iran, 1200 Kms south of Tehran, where Iran has began unloading fuel into the reactor core for the nuclear power plant on October 26, 2010, a move which brings the facility closer to generating electricity after decades of delay. AFP PHOTO/MEHR NEWS/MAJID ASGARIPOUR (Photo credit should read MAJID ASGARIPOUR/AFP/Getty Images)

Civil nuclear cooperation 'fatal flaw' in JCPOA

The US maximum pressure campaign on Iran includes sanctions to bring Iranian  p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 15.0px Calibri; -webkit-text-stroke: #000000} span.s1 {font-kerning: none; background-color: #fffb01} span.s2 {font-kerning: none} oil and condensate exports to zero, and designating the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) as a foreign terrorist organization, but so far does not include prohibiting foreign companies from working on Iran’s civilian nuclear reactors under the terms of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), or Iran nuclear deal.

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