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  • Undersecretary of State for Political Affairs Wendy Sherman told a Senate Panel on Tuesday that U.S. officials have informed foreign companies looking to do business in Iran that "we will in fact go after them, that we will sanction them ... if they evade our sanctions." (ASSOCIATED PRESS)

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  • "There is a vigorous opposition in Venezuela, but the choice is really for the people of Venezuela. It is not a choice for us to make as to where their country will go."
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  • RETURNING:Wendy Sherman is leaving the private sector for a return to the State Department, where she must distance herself from former clients. (Associated Press)

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  • Iran, she said last weekend, may need a small nuclear program for "practical needs," and while she "would like there to be zero enrichment," that is an "unlikely" expectation.

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  • Wendy Sherman, the under secretary of state for political affairs, said the Obama administration's concern over the matter is so high that Secretary of State John F. Kerry recently warned France's foreign minister that a visit by French business leaders to Iran this week was "not helpful."

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