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  3/3/2014, Adar Bet 1, 5774

On Iran, The US 'Knows Who We're Dealing With'


The Obama administration has received plenty of criticism for its diplomacy over Iran’s nuclear program, with Israeli officials and many Americans particularly wary of last November’s Geneva deal, which is seen by many as letting the Islamic Republic off lightly, and rolling back sanctions without any meaningful concessions.

The White House has also faced-down pressure from both Republicans and some Democrats in Congress to prepare a new tranche of sanctions against Tehran.

Speaking at AIPAC’s annual policy conference, US Secretary of Treasury Jacob J. Lew lay out the administration’s case for why it rejected that criticism, and why he felt that current US policy on Iran was actually a success story.