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Amid Sanctions Delay Talk, Kerry, Lew To Brief U.S. Senators On Iran

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October 25, 2013 AT 5:19 PM
Secretary of State John Kerry and Treasury Secretary Jack Lew will hold a briefing on Thursday on the status of nuclear talks with Iran for members of a U.S. Senate committee considering a package of tough new sanctions on Tehran, Senate aides said on Friday. President Barack Obama's administration has been pushing the Senate Banking Committee to hold off on the new sanctions package to let negotiations with Tehran over its nuclear program get under way. While Congress has sought harsher sanctions on Iran over its nuclear program, the administration wants more time to give negotiations a chance.