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Secretary of State John Kerry testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013, before the House Foreign Affairs Committee in the hope of persuading Congress to not forge any new economic sanctions on Iran that could break the recent historic agreement that would end Iran’s progress toward weapons-grade uranium. The deal struck in Geneva prohibits the Obama administration from introducing new sanctions for six months. Iran's foreign minister has said any new package of commercial restrictions would break the agreement. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Kerry testifies on agreements over Iran's nuclear programs

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry appealed to skeptical U.S. lawmakers on Tuesday, December 12, 2013 not to impose new sanctions on Tehran while the United States seeks to negotiate a comprehensive agreement with Iran to curb its nuclear program.

Republicans and Democrats in the House of Representatives raised questions about a November 24 deal between Iran and six major powers under which Tehran would restrict its nuclear program in exchange for limited relief from U.S. economic sanctions. (Reuters)

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