Hagel Clarifies Comments On Iran’s ‘Elected, Legitimate’ Government | Talking Points Memo

Asked by Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) to clarify comments made earlier in his confirmation hearing that Iran’s government is “elected, legitimate” — comments that drew derision from the right — defense secretary nominee Chuck Hagel said Thursday that he was only referring to how the country is treated by the United Nations and other members of the international community.

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