Panel colleagues question Kerry

Nominee takes tough Iran line

Posted: January 25, 2013 at 12:37 a.m.

Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman John Kerry (second from right) speaks with committee member John McCain as Kerry arrives Thursday on Capitol Hill for his confirmation hearing to become the next secretary of state, replacing Hillary Rodham Clinton (seated).

Sen. John Kerry on Thursday stressed the need to prevent Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons as he described the “immediate, dangerous challenges” for the United States that he will deal with if confirmed as secretary of state.

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