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James E. Risch
Iran sanctions remain despite nuclear deal, U.S. officials say
Iran sanctions remain despite nuclear deal, U.S. officials say

WASHINGTON — Obama administration officials insisted to a Senate panel Tuesday that a temporary deal meant to curb Iran's nuclear program is not about to destroy restraints on world trade with Tehran. At a hearing of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, the administration's top negotiator with Iran and its senior sanctions officials acknowledged that the Nov. 24 interim agreement with Tehran has set off a surge of contacts between Western corporations and officials of the long-isolated Iranian economy. Business executives from Britain, Canada, Germany and Italy have visited Tehran in recent weeks, and a French delegation that arrived Monday included 100 potential...

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