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Iran Freezes Nuclear Work Meeting Terms for Sanctions Relief

Iran suspended the most sensitive work of its nuclear program, kicking off the implementation of an interim deal with world powers that will lift some of the sanctions that have pummeled the nation’s economy.

International Atomic Energy Agency investigators reported that Iran froze uranium enrichment over 5 percent and paused construction of a heavy-water reactor, according to a two-page restricted report obtained by Bloomberg News. Iran reached the agreement with the U.S., U.K., France, China, Russia and Germany on Nov. 24, with the terms finalized earlier this month.