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President Barack Obama said the United States and other nations would begin to give Iran "modest relief" on economic sanctions as long as Iran lives up to its end of an agreement reached on Sunday to start implementing a nuclear deal. Obama said he would veto any new sanctions passed by the U.S. Congress during talks on a long-term deal with Iran, but said the United States would be ready to increase its sanctions if Iran fails to abide by the agreement. The mayor whose town was apparently punished by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s aides during last year’s campaign, said Sunday “I take him at his word” that Christie had no prior knowledge of lane closings leading to the George Washington Bridge. The lane closings in Fort Lee, N.J., were an apparent effort to retaliate against Mayor Mark Sokolich, a Democrat, who had not endorsed Christie in the campaign. Sokolich met with Christie on Thursday to accept Christie’s apology for the incident, which created massive traffic jams in Fort Lee Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Sunday called up Sheikh Hasina to congratulate her on being sworn in as the Bangladesh prime minister for the third time. Manmohan Singh called her up Sunday evening to convey his good wishes and also "wished her and the people of Bangladesh all success in the endeavour to strengthen democratic institutions in Bangladesh", said a statement. The prime minister "conveyed that India attaches the highest importance to its relationship with Bangladesh and expressed the hope that bilateral cooperation will be further broadened and strengthened in the coming months". Egyptians vote this week for the first time since Mohamed Mursi's downfall in a constitutional referendum that will likely give a final push to a presidential bid by the man who deposed him, army chief General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi. Approval of the rewritten constitution appears a foregone conclusion: Mursi's now outlawed Muslim Brotherhood is urging a boycott rather than a 'no' vote, while many...