IRAN -- October 3, 2013 at 12:37 PM ET
Shutdown impacting enforcement of sanctions against Iran
Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Wendy Sherman warned Senate lawmakers the government shutdown is impacting the enforcement of crippling economic sanctions against Iran. She testified before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.
"Let me assure you that we will continue to vigorously enforce the sanctions that are in place as we explore a negotiated resolution.... however, our ability to do that, to enforce sanctions, to stop sanction evaders, is being hampered significantly by the shutdown."