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Chuck Hagel’s grasp of Iran is doubted

WASHINGTON — Senator Lindsey Graham said Tuesday that Chuck Hagel ‘‘seems clueless’’ on US policy toward Iran and urged the Obama administration to reconsider its defense secretary nominee.

In a statement, the South Carolina Republican lawmaker stopped short of saying he would filibuster the choice if the president pushes forward as expected. No Democrat has come out in opposition to Hagel and he picked up more support on Tuesday as Senator Kay Hagan, Democrat of North Carolina, announced that she would vote for the former two-term Republican senator and Vietnam combat veteran.

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