US official: Washington committed to pressuring Iran

September 20, 2010 15:21

The United States will continue to pressure Iran to meet its international commitments and come clean about its nuclear program, a senior U.S. official said Monday.

While Washington remained committed to pursuing a diplomatic solution, U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu said it was clear there was a "broad and growing international consensus that will hold Iran accountable if it continues its defiance.

Washington's strong words followed similar comments by the European Union.

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