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Iran cuts down its stockpile of uranium, official says

TEHRAN — Iran significantly reduced its stock of 20 percent-enriched uranium by converting it to reactor fuel, a senior official said, an announcement that appears to be a bid to ease international concerns over its nuclear program.

The West remains concerned over Iran’s continuing production of 20 percent uranium, which is enriched to a higher level than that used to fuel most energy reactors and is closer to the 90 percent needed for a warhead. The United States and its allies demand Iran halt all enrichment, which Tehran rejects.

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