Obama to Keep Bush Official Involved with Iran Sanctions

[Los Angeles Times] Paul Richter - Stuart Levey, Treasury Department undersecretary for terrorism and financial intelligence, will remain in his post, Obama administration officials have said. Levey has overseen an effort to dissuade international banks from dealing with Iranian government agencies and firms that U.S. officials believe support terrorism or help defy UN resolutions on nuclear nonproliferation. The move signals that Obama will continue to aggressively pressure Tehran, even as he offers engagement.

2009-02-04 06:00:00

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