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WASHINGTON (AP) - A top Republican senator says the United States should still sit down with Iran, despite postelection turmoil in Tehran.
Sen. Richard Lugar says the U.S. has a goal of containing Iran's nuclear ambition. He says the two countries should meet even though there are protests in Tehran over this month's presidential vote.
Lugar, R-Ind., says President Barack Obama or Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton should be ready to meet with their Iranian counterparts.
Lugar spoke to CNN's "State of the Union."