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US to Iran: No sanctions relief without nuclear transparency

US lawmakers are beginning to lay out their demands for a tough inspection regime in exchange for any sanctions relief.
U.S. Representative Eliot Engel (D-NY) speaks to the media before attending a closed meeting for members of Congress on the situation in Syria at the U.S. Capitol in Washington September 1, 2013. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts    (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS CONFLICT) - RTX133XB

House members sent the White House a clear message on Tuesday that Congress won't "budge an inch" on sanctions on Iran unless the country comes clean about the suspected military dimensions of its nuclear program.

In the first in a series of hearings on the ongoing nuclear talks, key members of the House Foreign Affairs panel reiterated their demands that any final agreement contain strong verification procedures.

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