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'State Dept. to Congress: Don’t Sanction Iran'

4:52 PM, Oct 3, 2013 • By DANIEL HALPER
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Adam Kredo reports:

A senior State Department official on Thursday urged members of Congress to hold off on sanctioning Iran while the Obama administration attempts to court the rogue regime, according to testimony offered before the Senate.

Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Wendy Sherman told lawmakers that it “would be helpful for the U.S. Senate to hold off on imposing additional sanctions on Iran,” according to Reuters.

Sherman, who serves as America’s lead negotiator with Iran, asked that lawmakers not pass additional sanctions on Iran ahead of a new round of negotiations with Tehran later this month.

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