Deputy Secretary of State James B. Steinberg testified before the U.S. Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee. The Deputy Secretary said:"Our goal is to prevent Iran from achieving a nuclear weapons capability. And we will work with our allies and partners towards that goal, as well as to counter Iranian actions that threaten to destabilize the greater Middle East and the rest of the world. To that end, as you've observed, we've pursued a dual-track strategy of economic sanctions and engagement. We think that only by using them together and coordinating them closely can we achieve this important objective."
Read the Deputy Secretary's full remarks here.