Oil prices drop after Iran nuclear deal

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Associated Press

Posted on November 25, 2013 at 6:02 AM

BANGKOK (AP) — Oil prices sank today as a nuclear deal between Iran and six world powers made it more likely that the sanctions choking Iranian oil exports will eventually be lifted.

Brent crude, a benchmark for international oils, was down $2.53 at $108.52 a barrel at midafternoon Bangkok time in electronic trading on the ICE futures exchange in London. Benchmark U.S. crude fell $1.54 to $93.30 on the New York Mercantile Exchange.

After marathon negotiations in Geneva, Iran on Sunday reached an agreement with the U.S., Britain, France, Russia, China and Germany to limit enrichment of uranium to 5 percent, far below the level needed for nuclear weapons.

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