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Iran and the bomb

Report: Draft nuclear deal would cap Iranian centrifuges for a decade

An emerging nuclear deal between the United States and Iran would offer Tehran immediate relief from sanctions in exchange for steep cuts to hardware that could be used to make a bomb, according to The Associated Press. The deal would require Iran to cut bomb-making infrastructure by 40 percent for a decade and cap its centrifuges at 6,000; Iran currently operates 10,000 centrifuges.

The U.S. and its international partners have until the end of the month to reach a framework deal, and until the end of June to ink a final comprehensive agreement.