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Iran and world powers have reached tentative agreement on parts of a deal sharply curtailing Tehran's nuclear programme, Western diplomats said Sunday while cautioning a deal is by no means done. As negotiators in Switzerland raced against the clock, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu launched a blistering attack on the "dangerous" accord that may be emerging. One Western diplomat said Iran had "more or less" agreed to slash the number of its centrifuge machines by more than two-thirds from 20,000 to 6,000 and to ship abroad most of its stockpile of nuclear material. Iran's chief negotiator Abbas Araqchi said late Sunday, as Britain's Philip Hammond became the final major power foreign minister to arrive in Lausanne, that its stocks would not be exported.
SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt (AP) — A two-day Arab summit ended Sunday with a vow to defeat Iranian-backed Shiite rebels in Yemen and the formal unveiling of plans to form a joint Arab intervention force, setting the stage for a potentially dangerous clash between U.S.-allied Arab states and Tehran over influence in the region.