Preventing a Nuclear Iran

“We are facing an immoral and very dangerous regime in Iran, one nearing a nuclear weapon.  I am hard pressed to understand why we’d be letting up sanctions pressure at the very time its economy is on the ropes without getting an agreement which stops its centrifuges from spinning.” – Rep. Ed Royce, Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee,  December 10, 2013

“...our enrichment will never stop and this is our redline.” - Hassan Rouhani, President of Iran, November 27, 2013


Royce/Engel Nuclear Iran Prevention Legislation

H.R. 850, the Nuclear Iran Prevention Act, broadens economic sanctions, strengthens human rights sanctions, and increases oversight of the implementation and enforcement of existing sanctions. (Introduced on February 27, 2013 by Rep. Ed Royce (R-CA) and Rep. Eliot Engel (D-NY).)

Full text of H.R. 850, as passed

Full Committee Markup

Section-by-section summary of H.R. 850, as amended

Fact Sheet

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Congressional Action

Legislation

Chairman Royce Statement on Iran Sanctions Legislation in Senate (December 19, 2013)

Chairman Royce Floor Statement During this Afternoon’s House Consideration of Bipartisan “Nuclear Iran Prevention Act” (July 31, 2013)

Chairman Royce, Ranking Member Engel Applaud House Passage of Bipartisan “Nuclear Iran Prevention Act” (July 31, 2013)

Chairman Royce, Ranking Member Engel Applaud Passage of Tough Iran Sanctions Legislation (May 22, 2013)

Chairman Royce, Ranking Member Engel to Introduce “Nuclear Iran Prevention Act” (February 27, 2013)

Hearings/Markups

Chairman Royce Questions Witnesses at Hearing on Iran's Destabilizing Role in the Middle East (July 16, 2014)

Foreign Affairs Committee Convenes Latest in Series of Hearings on Iran Today at 10 a.m. (June 16, 2014)

Chairman Royce to Convene First in Series of Iran Hearings Today at 10am (June 10, 2014)

Foreign Affairs Committee to Convene 2pm Hearing to Examine Implementation of the Iran Nuclear Deal – Chairman Ed Royce Opening Statement (January 28, 2014)

Hearing: The Iran Nuclear Deal: Does it Further U.S. National Security? (December 10, 2013)

Chairman Royce Opening Statement at this morning’s Iran Hearing on the Nuclear Negotiations and Rouhani's First #100Days (November 13, 2013)

Chairman Royce Convenes Markup on H.R. 850, “Nuclear Iran Prevention Act” (May 22, 2013)

Chairman Royce Opening Statement in Hearing on Preventing Nuclear Iran (May 15, 2013)

Video Release: Chairman Royce Convenes Hearing to Examine U.S. Policy Toward Iran (May 15, 2013)

Hearing on Iran Nuclear Deal to Move Forward as Scheduled at 1 p.m. -- Chairman Royce Opening Statement (May 10, 2013)

Press Statements

Chairman Royce Statement on Ongoing Nuclear Negotiations with Iran (July 15, 2014)

Chairman Royce Statement on Iran's Violations of U.N. Arms Embargo (June 30, 2014)

Readout of Briefing to the House Foreign Affairs Committee on Iran Nuclear Negotiations (June 24, 2014)

Chairman Royce Statement on Today’s Implementation of Iran Nuclear Deal (January 20, 2014)

Chairman Royce Statement on White House Announcement of Iran Nuclear Deal Implementation (January 12, 2014)

Chairman Royce Statement on Iran Nuclear Agreement (November 23, 2013)

Royce Statement on Obama Administration’s Slow Walk on Iran Sanctions (October 3, 2013)

Chairman Royce Statement on President Obama’s Phone Call with Iran’s President Rouhani (September 27, 2013)

ICYMI Video: Chairman Royce on CNN Previews Iranian President Rouhani’s Speech at United Nations (September 24, 2013)

ICYMI Video: Chairman Royce on Fox News Reacts to President Obama’s United Nations Speech (September 24, 2013)

Chairman Royce Statement on Iranian President Rouhani’s U.N. Speech (September 24, 2013)

Royce Statement on White House Announcement of Additional Iran Sanctions (June 3, 2013)

Chairman Royce Statement on IAEA Report Showing Iran Advances Toward Nuclear Weapons (May 23, 2013)

Chairman Royce, Ranking Member Engel Statement on Growing Iran Sanctions Momentum (May 9, 2013)

Letters

342 House Members Join Chairman Royce, Ranking Member Engel in Calling on President Obama to Consult Congress on Iran Nuclear Negotiations (July 10, 2014)

Iran and Russia Making a Deal? Chairman Royce Presses State Department for Information (June 3, 2014)

House Leaders Send Letter to President Obama on Iranian Weapons Shipment (March 6, 2014)

Chairman Royce, Ranking Member Engel Caution President Obama on Iran Negotiations (November 19, 2013)

Chairman Royce Urges President Obama to Exercise Great Caution in Dealing with Iran During Nuclear Negotiations this Week (October 14, 2013)

Chairman Royce Presses Treasury Department to Continue Essential Iran Sanctions Enforcement (October 4, 2013)

Royce, Engel, Committee Members Urge President to Increase Pressure on Iran (July 1, 2013)

National Media

Chairman Royce on MSNBC "Daily Rundown" Previewing Hearing on Iran Nuclear Agreement (December 10, 2013)

Chairman Royce on Fox News "America's Newsroom" Previewing Hearing on Iran Nuclear Deal (December 10, 2013)

Chairman Royce on NBC "Nightly News with Brian Williams" on Iran Nuclear Deal (November 25, 2013) 

Chairman Royce on Fox News "Special Report" on Iran Nuclear Deal (November 25, 2013) 

Chairman Royce on "CBS This Morning" on Iran Nuclear Negotiations (October 15, 2013)

Royce/Engel Op-ed in LA Times: U.S. needs action, not words, from Iran (September 25, 2013)

Chairman Royce on CNN "The Lead with Jake Tapper" on Iranian Pres Rouhani's Upcoming UN Speech (September 24, 2013)

Royce and Engel on MSNBC "Andrea Mitchell Reports" on Nuclear Iran Prevention Act they introduced (February 28, 2013)


Iran in the News

Nuclear Program

New York Times: U.S. Warns Iran Over Unworkable Plans for Nuclear Power Program (July 12, 2014)

Reuters: Iran's Supreme Leader Calls For More Nuclear Enrichment Capacity (July 8, 2014)

Wall Street Journal: Iran Says It Won't Be Forced Into Major Nuclear Concessions (July 2, 2014)

New York Times: Long Absent, Nuclear Expert Still Has Hold on Iran Talks (June 24, 2014)

New York Times: Pentagon Study Finds Agencies Ill Equipped to Detect Foreign Nuclear Effort (January 23, 2014)

Sanctions

New York Times: Sanctions Eased, Iran Gets Feelers From Old Trading Partners (January 17, 2014)

Terrorism

TIME: Officials Say Iran is Hamas' Enabler in Fight Against Israel (July 11, 2014)

Reuters: Exclusive: U.N. Experts Trace Recent Seized Arms to Iran, Violating Embargo (June 27, 2014)


Interim Agreement 

Text of Joint Plan of Action