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Jeers for Lew From Israel Backers as He Touts Iran Deal

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Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew defended the U.S. pursuit of a nuclear agreement with Iran, over the jeers of some Israel supporters, saying economic sanctions would be reimposed if Iran breaks the terms the potential deal.

“This snapback mechanism will give us crucial leverage to ensure that Iran remains in compliance for years after any agreement is reached,” Lew said at a Jerusalem Post conference Sunday in New York.