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Clinton says little choice but sanctions on Iran

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton says Iran's continuing refusal to come clean on its nuclear program has left the international community "little choice" but to impose new, tough sanctions.

In testimony to a Senate committee, Clinton said Wednesday that Iran's failure to accept the Obama administration's offers of engagement and prove its nuclear intentions are peaceful had given the U.S. and its partners new unity in pressuring Tehran to comply with international demands.

Clinton said active work was now proceeding on preparing and implementing new sanctions on Iran. The U.S. and others believe Iran is hiding nuclear weapons development under the guise of a civilian energy program. Iran insists that its intentions are peaceful.

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