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May 23rd, 2012
01:59 PM ET

Front Lines: IAEA tentative deal with Iran

Head of the International Atomic Energy (IAEA) says he's reached a tentative agreement with Iranian leaders to allow inspectors greater access to sites where the country could be doing nuclear testing. The deal is expected to be signed in a few days.

Meanwhile, Iranian state media is reporting that scientists have inserted a nuclear fuel rod into a reactor.As sanctions tighten, Iran gets squeezed

Despite recent assurances by senior officials in Iran that the country will weather sanctions targeting the country's petroleum and financial sectors, the international effort is having a noticeable impact on the Iranian economy. And the situation may well figure into talks scheduled for Wednesday in Baghdad over the Islamic Republic's disputed nuclear program, U.S. officials say.

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