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Core sanctions against Iran would remain in place: Kerry
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TEHRAN – U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry told Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday that core sanctions against Iran would remain in place despite its interim nuclear deal with world powers, Reuters reported. 
 
The November 24 accord in Geneva was denounced as a "historic mistake" by Netanyahu.
 
"Steps must be taken to prevent a further erosion of sanctions," Netanyahu said.
 
Kerry said Washington would confer closely with its Israeli ally about crafting a permanent Iran agreement after the six-month confidence-building period laid out by the Geneva deal under which Iran will limit its nuclear program in exchange for limited relief from sanctions.
 
"The fundamental sanctions regime of oil and banking remains absolutely in place. It is not changed. And we will be stepping up our effort of enforcement through the Treasury Department and through the appropriate agencies of the United States," Kerry said.
 
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