September 28th, 2009
08:07 PM ET

Will get-tough approach with Iran work this week?

[cnn-photo-caption image=http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2009/POLITICS/09/27/king.monday.memo/art.iran.missile.afp.gi.jpg caption="Amid growing tensions with Washington over its nuclear ambitions, Iran tests a short-range missile."]

John King | BIO
CNN Chief National Correspondent
Anchor, State of the Union

It is a week that will see a potentially defining test in the health care debate, and yet those negotiations are likely to be overshadowed by a set in which Iran has a seat at the table and at which the administration's new claim of leverage in the nuclear standoff with Iran will be put to the test.

"Prove it," was Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's to-the-point refrain when asked on the CBS program "Face the Nation" about Iran's claims its newly disclosed underground nuclear facility was for peaceful purposes and that the international outrage was much ado about nothing.

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