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Menendez: 'Concerned' About Hagel's Views on Sanctions

10:36 AM, Jan 27, 2013 • By DANIEL HALPER
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New Jersey senator Bob Menendez, a Democrat, said on ABC this morning that he is "concerned" about Chuck Hagel's views of Iran sanctions:

"I have a meeting with Senator Hagel this week," said Menendez. "I look forward to asking him a series of questions about Israel, about Iran. As the major sponsor of the Iran sanctions in the Senate, I am concerned about some of the comments he has made about sanctions in the past. I think it's our best peaceful diplomacy tool to try to get the Iranians to ensure [that they] have no nuclear weapons, which we cannot accept from Iran..."

Menendez would not commit to supporting Hagel's nomination as secretary of defense.

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