US To Stay Tough On Iran Sanctions Despite Deal

Law360, New York (February 4, 2014, 4:27 PM EST) -- The U.S. will continue stiff enforcement of existing economic sanctions against Iran despite an interim deal offering some sanctions relief in exchange for commitments from the Middle Eastern country regarding its nuclear program, top Obama administration officials told Congress Tuesday.

Testifying in front of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Wendy R. Sherman said an interim deal reached between Iran and the so-called P5+1 countries — the U.S., China, France, Germany, Russia and the U.K. — marked the first time...
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