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Lawmakers look to sanctions if Iran deal falters

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Updated: 11/25/2013 3:28 am
WASHINGTON (AP) - Lawmakers are making contingency plans for what happens if the new accord with Iran falls apart.

While Congress is out of town through the end of the month, lawmakers are already weighing their options for how to address the latest deal with Iran. In that deal, Tehran agrees to a six-month pause in its nuclear program in exchange for an estimated $7 billion in eased sanctions.

Lawmakers from both parties are skeptical the deal will prod Iran to give up its nuclear ambitions. They say they will be waiting with even harsher punishment if Iran proves an untrustworthy negotiator.

Many lawmakers say tougher sanctions would force Iran to take talks seriously.

The White House says new sanctions would undermine international talks.
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