AP EXPLAINS: What is Iran's atomic deal? Why is it targeted?


DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran's nuclear deal with world powers faces its biggest diplomatic challenge yet as President Donald Trump is withdrawing the United States from the accord.

What is the atomic agreement and why does it face criticism now?



At its heart, the 2015 deal imposes restrictions on Iran's nuclear program that make it impossible for Iran to produce a bomb, in return for the lifting of most of the U.S. and international sanctions against it. But the accord has a series of time limits.

Under its terms, Iran only can maintain a stockpile of 300 kilograms...

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