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AP source: US waives sanctions on Iran broadcaster

WASHINGTON (AP) — A senior Obama administration official says the U.S. is temporarily waiving sanctions on Iran's state broadcaster.

The move will allow foreign satellite companies to provide services to Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting. The official said Thursday the move comes after the U.S. has verified that harmful satellite interference currently was not emanating from Iran.

The official said the wavier was reversible. It was not part of the easing of sanctions included in the interim nuclear agreement the U.S. and international partners reached with Iran late last year, but could be seen as a confidence-building measure as the parties move toward talks on a final agreement.

The official was not authorized to discuss the move by name and thus spoke on condition of anonymity.

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