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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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  • "If we are successful in assuring ourselves and the world community that Iran cannot obtain a nuclear weapon ... then them not having a nuclear weapon makes delivery systems almost — not entirely, but almost — irrelevant," Wendy Sherman, the State Department's chief Iran negotiator, recently told the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.

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  • "I can't imagine any country which would not support this designation," she said.

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