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Iran halts part of uranium enrichment efforts; West loosens sanctions
Iran halts part of uranium enrichment efforts; West loosens sanctions

TEHRAN — Iran suspended part of its uranium enrichment efforts Monday and the U.S. and European Union began loosening some economic sanctions, the first concrete steps toward a comprehensive deal to end the long confrontation over Tehran's nuclear ambitions. But even as a six-month interim accord began on schedule, opposing sides differed sharply on the implications of what had been achieved as they tried to win over skeptics at home. Iran's leaders, eager to sell their economically beleaguered public on the benefits of nuclear negotiations, said the agreement would open the way to a surge of international trade and investment. "The window of opportunity for...

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