WASHINGTON -- Vice Prime Minister Shaul Mofaz consulted Wednesday with members of Congress on how to move forward with stiffer sanctions against Iran in the wake of another inconclusive meeting between world powers and Tehran.

An aide to Rep. Howard Berman, ranking member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, said the congressman’s meeting with Mofaz addressed “ways in which crippling sanctions can be taken to the next level.”

Berman and other members of the committee have been key in driving through sanctions against Iran, and Israel has been concerned that the talks with Iran would lead to less aggressive action from the international community to stop Tehran’s nuclear program.

Mofaz was expected to discuss Iran with US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton during their meeting later Wednesday.

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