U.N. Says Iran Has Stuck To Nuclear Deal, Clearing Way For Sanction Relief

VIENNA, Jan 16 (Reuters) - The U.N. nuclear watchdog on Saturday said Iran had put in place all nuclear measures required under a deal reached with six world powers in July, paving the way for crippling sanctions on the Islamic Republic to be lifted within hours or days.

"Iran has carried out all measures required under the (July deal) to enable Implementation Day (of the deal) to occur," the Vienna-based International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said in a statement. (Reporting By Shadia Nasralla; Editing by Kevin Liffey)