(Muslim Press) - Sanctions imposed on Iran over its nuclear program was lifted after it was confirmed that the country had completed the necessary steps to restrict its nuclear activities." Relations between Iran and the IAEA now enter a new phase. It is an important day for the international community. I congratulate all those who helped make it a reality, " said Director General Yukiyo Amano of the International Atomic Energy Agency. During a joint press conference in Vienna on Saturday, European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif made the announcement.Recommended:Iran deal ended Netanyahu’s ‘manufactured crisis, ’ Zarif says "As Iran has fulfilled its commitments, today, multilateral and national economic and financial sanctions related to Iran's nuclear program are lifted in accordance," a statement read by Mogherini and Zarif said. "All sides remain firmly convinced that this historic deal is both strong and fair, and that it meets the requirements of all." "This achievement clearly demonstrates that with political will, perseverance, and through multilateral diplomacy, we can solve the most difficult issues and find practical solutions that are effectively implemented," added the statement.