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International Atomic Energy Agency

UN: Iran cuts down on some, but not all nuke technology

Iran has started cutting back on some nuclear technology, which could be reengineered to make nuclear weapons, in line with a deal with six world powers, a U.N. nuclear agency report said Wednesday.

However, diplomats familiar with the report said that the country is keeping thousands of machines that could be used for such a purpose on standby.

The U.N's International Atomic Energy Agency report and the diplomats' assessments present a mixed picture of the pace of Iran's moves to comply with the July 14 deal it signed with the six countries and come about a month after the deal was formally adopted on Oct. 18.

Since then, the report showed that Iran has significantly...