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UN report says Iran has neutralized half of its uranium stock closest to nuke-arms grade.
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Thursday, April 17, 2014 5:22 AM EDT
The U.N. nuclear agency says Iran has neutralized half of its stockpile of higher-enriched uranium that could be turned quickly into the core of a nuclear weapon.
The U.N's International Atomic Energy Agency reported the development Thursday in a confidential report obtained by The Associated Press.
Iran denies any interest in atomic arms. But it has agreed to some nuclear concessions in exchange for a partial lifting of sanctions crippling its economy under a deal in effect since January.
Diluting half of its 20-percent enriched stockpile were among the Iranian commitments under the agreement.