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Witnesses testifying before the Senate Armed Services Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, April 14, 2010, about U.S. policy toward Iran's nuclear program are, from left to right: Undersecretary of Defense for Policy Michele Flournoy, Undersecretary of State for Political Affairs William Burns, Marine General James Cartwright, the vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Lt. Gen. Ronald Burgess, head of the Defense Intelligence Agency. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and Secretary of State John F. Kerry held a bilateral meeting on the sidelines of the closed-door nuclear talks with Iran in Vienna on Sunday. (Associated Press)

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German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier , left, listens as U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, speaks during closed-door nuclear talks with Iran in Vienna, Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014. Iran and six world powers have “never been closer” to agreement on a nuclear deal since they started negotiating more than six years ago, but it is up to Tehran to close the gap, Germany’s foreign minister said Saturday. High-level comings and goings since Friday also have seen British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond and French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius stop by for talks with Kerry, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and other participants in the negotiations. (AP Photo/Ronald Zak)

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Illustration on Obama's high risk negotiations with Iran over their nuclear weapon development by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

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Syrian President Bashar Assad presents a snag in U.S.-Iran nuclear arms talks. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)

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Illustration on The Economist's recent apologetic issue for Iran by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

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Iran Peace Missiles Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

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Iranian women chant slogans while holding anti-U.S. placards during a demonstration in front of the former U.S. Embassy, during Ashoura, when Muslim Shiites mark the death of 7th century Imam Hussein, in Tehran, Iran, Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)

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Iranian women chant slogans while holding anti-U.S. placards during a demonstration in front of the former U.S. Embassy, during Ashoura, when Muslim Shiites mark the death of 7th century Imam Hussein, in Tehran, Iran, Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014. Thousands of Iranians chanted “Down with America” at an anti-U.S. rally on Tuesday marking the anniversary of the 1979 takeover of the U.S. Embassy in Tehran, just days ahead of a key meeting between the two nations’ top diplomats over Iran’s controversial nuclear program. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)

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Illustration on acid attacks on women in Iran by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

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Iranian President Hassan Rouhani speaks during a debate on a vote of confidence for his choice for new minister of Science, Research and Technology Mahmoud Nili Ahmadabadi, in an open session of parliament in Tehran, Iran, Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)

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Reyhaneh Jabbari was hanged in Iran Oct. 25, 2014 for murdering the man she said was trying to rape her. (Image: National Council of Resistance of Iran)

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Crude prices have plunged by 25 percent since June, making it painful or uneconomic for producers in Russia, Venezuela and Iran, for the pioneering shale oil drillers in America's heartland and for Canada's oil sands extractors. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Image: National Council of Resistance of Iran

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu agrees with President Obama that the Islamic State should be defeated but sees Iran as a much larger danger. (Associated Press)

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Illustration on Iran's continued nuclear weapons development by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

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National Edition News cover for September 21, 2014 - Iran's Quds Force aiding Iraqi Shiites with Obama administration's blessing: In this Sept. 22, 2011 photo, members of Iran's Revolutionary Guard march in front of the mausoleum of the late Iranian revolutionary founder Ayatollah Khomeini, just outside Tehran, Iran, during armed an forces parade marking the 31st anniversary of the start of the Iraq-Iran war. Among the many mysteries inside Iran's ruling hierarchy, the Quds Force, which sits atop the vast military and industrial network of the Revolutionary Guard, has a special place in the shadows. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)

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In this picture released by an official website of the office of the Iranian supreme leader, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei speaks in a meeting with Iranian ambassadors in Tehran, Iran, Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014. (AP Photo/Office of the Iranian Supreme Leader)

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Iranian President Hassan Rouhani gestures as he speaks during a press conference in Tehran, Iran, Saturday, June 14, 2014. Rouhani says the international sanctions regime has crumbled and will not be rebuilt even if Iran and world powers fail to reach a final nuclear deal by a July 20 deadline. Iran and the five permanent members of the U.N. Security Council plus Germany reached an interim deal in November that limited Iran's uranium enrichment program in exchange for the easing of some sanctions. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)

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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry leaves the hotel where closed-door nuclear talks on Iran take place in Vienna, Austria, , Monday, July 14, 2014. Secretary of State John Kerry was deep in discussions Monday with Iran's top diplomat to try to get faltering nuclear negotiations moving before Sunday's deadline for a comprehensive agreement. The talks in Vienna came a day after Kerry and the foreign ministers of Britain, France and Germany failed to reach a breakthrough on uranium enrichment and other issues standing in the way of a deal that would curb Iran's nuclear program in exchange for the end of nuclear-related sanctions on Tehran. (AP Photo/Ronald Zak)