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Kerry asks Congress not to impose new sanctions on Iran

ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry testified before Congress Tuesday, defending a November 24, 2013 deal under which Tehran would restrict its nuclear program in exchange for limited relief from U.S. economic sanctions. He also asked skeptical U.S. lawmakers not to impose new sanctions on Iran while the United States works to negotiate a comprehensive agreement with Iran to curb its nuclear program. He says fresh sanctions would be seen as an act of bad faith because the United States agreed under a November 24 deal not to impose them. He also said new sanctions could undermine the unity of the six major powers who negotiated that deal - Britain, China, France, Germany, Russia and the United States. Republicans and Democrats in the House Foreign Affairs Committee had questions about the deal. The Obama administration hopes the interim, agreement, slated to last six months but renewable for a further six months by mutual consent, will

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