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


Nuclear Iran Prevention Legislation

H.J.Res 64, introduced consistent with the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act, would prevent the implementation of the Obama Administration’s nuclear agreement with Iran. (Introduced on August 4, 2015 by Rep. Ed Royce (R-CA).)

Full text of H.J.Res. 64, as introduced

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

The Obama Administration's Concessions to Iran in "Their Own Words" (July 15, 2015)

The Iran Nuclear Negotiations - Key Shortcomings (July 15, 2015)

Iranian Nuclear "Understanding:" Key Concerns (April 7, 2015)

Assessing a "Comprehensive" Nuclear Agreement with Iran: Five Key Issues to Watch (November 19, 2014)

Iranian Nuclear Negotiations: Key Concerns (October 14, 2014)

Iran: Beyond the Nuclear Threat (October 14, 2014)

Legislation

Chairman Royce Introduces Legislation to Disapprove of Nuclear Agreement with Iran (August 4, 2015)

House Sends Message to Iran on Detained Americans (June 15, 2015)

House Passes Bipartisan Measure Condemning Iran’s Human Rights Abuses (November 19, 2014)

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 Witness at Hearing on the Iran Nuclear Deal (July 28, 2015)

Secretaries Kerry, Lew, Moniz to Testify on Iran Nuclear Deal at House Foreign Affairs Committee Hearing – Today 10 a.m. (July 28, 2015)

Chairman Royce Questions Witnesses at Hearing on Implications of the Iran Nuclear Deal (July 23, 2015)

Today 9am - Chairman Royce to Convene Hearing to Further Examine Iran Nuclear Deal (July 23, 2015)

Chairman Royce Questions Witnesses at Hearing on Implications of the Nuclear Agreement with Iran (July 14, 2015)

Chairman Royce Convenes Hearing on Iran Nuclear Agreement – Opening Statement Below (July 14, 2015)

Committee to Examine the Implications of a Nuclear Agreement with Iran – Today 10am (July 9, 2015)

Committee Convening Hearing on Iran’s Enduring Ballistic Missile Threat (June 10, 2015)

Chairman Royce Announces Hearing on Americans Detained in Iran (May 28, 2015)

Chairman Royce Questions Witnesses at Hearing on Whether an Iran Nuclear Deal Can Be Verified (April 22, 2015)

Hearing on Iran Nuclear Framework Agreement this Morning at 10 a.m. (April 22, 2015)

Chairman Royce Questions Witnesses at Hearing on Whether Iran Nuclear Negotiations Are Blocking or Paving Tehran's Path to Nuclear Weapons (March 19, 2015)

Foreign Affairs Committee to Examine Iran Nuclear Negotiations TODAY 8:30 a.m. - Blocking or Paving Tehran’s Path to Nuclear Weapons? (March 19, 2015)

Chairman Royce Questions Witnesses at a Hearing on the Iran Nuclear Negotiations (January 27, 2015)

First Hearing of 2015 Examines Iran Nuclear Negotiations – Chairman Ed Royce Opening Statement (January 27, 2015)

Chairman Royce Questions Witnesses at Hearing on the Extension of Iran Nuclear Negotiations (July 29, 2014)

Chairman Royce to Convene Hearing to Examine Extension in Iran Nuclear Negotiations Today at 2 p.m. (July 29, 2014)

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 Reacts as IAEA Board Meets to Discuss Iran (August 25, 2015)

Chairman Royce Reacts to Associated Press release of Iran/IAEA Secret Side Agreement (August 20, 2015)

Chairman Royce Statement on Associated Press report that Iran will be Allowed to Inspect Itself (August 19, 2015)

Chairman Royce Calls for Swift Action in Response to Free Travel of Top Iranian Terrorist (August 12, 2015)

Chairman Royce Reacts to President Obama’s Iran Deal Speech (August 5, 2015)

Readout of House Foreign Affairs Chairman Ed Royce's Call with Deputy Secretary of State Tony Blinken on Iran Deal (July 14, 2015)

Chairman Royce Statement on Final Iran Nuclear Agreement (July 14, 2015)

Chairman Royce Comments on Iran’s al-Quds Day (July 10, 2015)

Chairman Royce Comments as Iran Talks Continue (July 9, 2015)

Chairman Royce Comments on Latest Iran Extension Announcement (July 7, 2015)

Chairman Royce Comments as Iran Demands UN Arms Embargo Lifted (July 6, 2015)

Chairman Royce Comments as Billions in Cash Being Negotiated for Iran (July 4, 2015)

Chairman Royce Comments on Need for Inspector Access to Iran’s Military Sites (June 30, 2015)

Chairman Royce Comments as Iran Talks Likely to Pass June 30th Deadline (June 29, 2015)

Chairman Royce Comments as Former Obama Advisors Warn of Troubling Iran Agreement (June 25, 2015)

Chairman Royce Comments on Dangerous Iran Negotiation Developments (June 24, 2015)

Foreign Affairs Committee Passes Bipartisan Measure on Americans Detained in Iran (June 2, 2015)

Chairman Royce Statement on Passage of Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act (May 14, 2015)

Chairman Royce Speaks in Support of Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act of 2015 (May 14, 2015)

Chairman Royce Statement as Senate Advances Key Iran Legislation (May 7, 2015)

Chairman Royce Reacts to Agreement on Iran Nuclear Negotiations (April 2, 2015)

Chairman Royce Reacts as Iran Continues to Stonewall International Inspections (March 26, 2015)

Chairman Royce Reacts to Prime Minister Netanyahu’s Address to Congress (March 3, 2015)

Chairman Royce Statement on Prime Minister Netanyahu’s Upcoming Address to Congress (March 1, 2015)

Chairman Royce Statement on News of Iran Nuclear Cheating (December 8, 2014)

Chairman Royce Statement on Extension of Iran Nuclear Negotiations (November 24, 2014)

Chairman Royce, Ranking Member Engel Statement on Iran Nuclear Negotiations (November 20, 2014)

Chairman Royce Statement on Worsening Human Rights Conditions in Iran (October 28, 2014)

As Iran Nuclear Deadline Looms, Royce and McKeon Offer Reminder of Agreed Framework on North Korea 20 Years Ago Today (October 21, 2014)

Chairman Royce Comments on Iran, Obama Administration Efforts to Avoid Congress (October 20, 2014)

Chairman Royce Statment on Extension of Iran Nuclear Negotiations (July 18, 2014)

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

Chairman Royce Warns of Inspection Standard Being Set, Calls for “Side Deals” between Iran and IAEA to be Available to Congress (August 4, 2015)

Chairmen Royce, McCaul to President on Iran Deal: UN Security Council Should Wait Until Congressional Review is Complete (July 15, 2015)

Chairman Royce Demands Obama Administration Comply with Law; Enforce Critical Sanctions Aimed at Iran’s Nuclear Program (June 25, 2015)

Chairman Royce, Ranking Member Engel Urge President to Use Sanctions to Deter Russia’s S-300 Missile Sale to Iran (May 1, 2015)

367 House Members Send Letter on Iran Nuclear Negotiations to President Obama (March 23, 2015)

Chairman Royce, Ranking Member Engel Release Letter on Iran Nuclear Negotiations to be Sent to President Obama (March 23, 2015)

354 House Members Express Concern about Iran’s Refusal to Cooperate with International Nuclear Inspectors (October 2, 2014)

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 Fox News Discusses the Secret Side Deal Between Iran and the IAEA (August 22, 2015)

Chairman Royce on Fox News Channel Discusses Secret Side Deal Between Iran, IAEA (August 20, 2015)

Chairman Royce on Fox Business Network Discusses Iran's Qasem Soleimani (August 17, 2015)

Chairman Royce on Fox News Discusses Head of Iran’s Qods Force, Major General Qasem Soleimani (August 12, 2015)

Chairman Royce on CNN Discusses Head of Iran’s Qods Force, Major General Qasem Soleimani (August 12, 2015)

Chairman Royce on Fox News Channel's "America's News Headquarters" Discusses the Iran Deal (August 1, 2015)

Chairman Royce on CNN's "Wolf" Discusses the Iran Nuclear Agreement (July 29, 2015)

Chairman Royce on Fox News Channel's "America's Newsroom w/ Bill Hemmer and Martha MacCallum" Discusses the Iran Nuclear Deal (July 28, 2015)

Chairman Royce on Fox News "Sunday Morning Futures" Discusses Chattanooga Attack & Iran Nuclear Deal (July 19, 2015)

Chairman Royce on Fox Business Network with Stuart Varney Discusses the Iran Nuclear Deal (July 16, 2015)

Chairman Royce on Fox Business Network Discusses Congressional Review of the Iran Nuclear Deal (July 15, 2105)

Chairman Royce on CNN's "At This Hour With Berman and Bolduan" Discusses the Iran Nuclear Deal (July 15, 2015)

Chairman Royce on PBS's "Charlie Rose" Discusses the Iran Nuclear Deal (July 14, 2015)

Chairman Royce oped on FOXNews.com: Truth and Reality in Iran (July 13, 2015)

Chairman Royce on Fox News discusses Iran nuclear talks (July 11, 2015)

Chairman Royce on CNN Situation Room discussing Iran nuclear talks (July 10, 2015)

Chairman Ed Royce talks with Ana Cabrera on CNN about Iran nuclear talks (July 10, 2015)

Chairman Royce oped in Orange County Register: Beward Comforting Messages on Iran Deal (July 9, 2015) 

Chairman Royce on Fox News Channel Discusses the Implications of a Nuclear Agreement with Iran (July 9, 2015)

Chairman Royce on CNN "Erin Burnett OutFront" on Iran nuclear talks (July 6, 2015)

Chairman Royce on CNN talks about the ongoing Iran nuclear talks (July 3, 2015)

Chairman Royce talks to Wolf Blitzer on CNN about Iran & homeland security (July 2, 2015)

Chairman Royce oped in Washington Times: Iran is North Korea, All Over Again (June 29, 2015)

Chairman Royce on Fox News Discusses the Latest in Iran Negotiations and the Situation in Greece (June 28, 2015)

Chairman Royce on CNN with Wolf Blitzer Discusses ISIS and Americans Detained in Iran (May 26, 2015)

Chairman Royce on CNN's "Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer" Discusses Iraq, ISIS, Russia, and Iran (April 15, 2015)

Chairman Royce on CNN's "Erin Burnett OutFront" Discusses the Iran Nuclear Framework Agreement (April 6, 2015)

Chairman Royce on CNN Discusses the Iran Nuclear Framework Agreement (April 3, 2015)

Chairman Royce on "PBS NewsHour" Discusses the Iran Nuclear Framework Agreement (April 2, 2015)

Chairman Royce on CNN's "Wolf" Discusses the Iran Nuclear Negotiations (April 2, 2015)

Chairman Royce on CNN with Wolf Blitzer Discusses the Iran Nuclear Negotations (March 31, 2015)

Chairman Royce on ABC's "This Week with George Stephanopoulos" Discusses Iran Nuclear Negotiations (March 29, 2015)

Chairman Royce on CNN Discusses Iran Talks and Yemen (March 28, 2015)

Chairman Royce on Fox Business Discusses the Iran Nuclear Negotiators (March 27, 2015)

Chairman Royce on Fox News Discusses the Ongoing Iran Nuclear Negotiations (March 23, 2015)

Chairman Royce on CNN with Wolf Blitzer Discusses North Korea and Russia's Aggression (March 19, 2015)

Chairman Royce on Fox News with Sean Hannity Discusses Iran Nuclear Negotiations & Israel (March 6, 2015)

Chairman Royce on CNN Discusses Iran Nuclear Negotiations & Benjamin Netanyahu's Speech to Congress (March 3, 2015)

Chairman Royce on Fox News Discusses Benjamin Netanyahu's Speech to Congress and the Iran Nuclear Negotiations (March 3, 2015)

Chairman Royce on Fox News Channel Discusses ISIS, Iran Negotiations, and Israel, Hezbollah (February 1, 2015)

Chairman Royce on Fox News discusses Malaysia Flight 17 and Iran (July 19, 2014)

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

Washington Post: President Obama walks a tightrope on the Iran nuclear framework (April 6, 2015)

Washington Post: Obama needs to provide real answers to Netanyahu's arguments (March 3, 2015)

Bloomberg: Poll Shows Americans Want Netanyahu to Speak (February 17, 2015)

Washington Post: The emergeing Iran nuclear deal raises major concerns (February 5, 2015)

Washington Post: Obama’s claim that Iran’s nuclear program has been ‘halted’ and its nuclear stockpile ‘reduced’ (January 22, 2015)

Reuters: West not expected to demand Iran atom bomb "mea culpa" in deal (November 22, 2014)

Reuters: U.S. experts disagree on whether Iran violated nuclear deal with powers (November 8, 2014)

Reuters: IAEA report to highlight slow headway in Iran nuclear investigation (November 5, 2014)

New York Times: U.N. Says Iran Is Silent on Efforts for a Bomb (October 31, 2014)

Military Times: Iran looks at compromise nuke offer (October 16, 2014)

Reuters: No breakthrough in IAEA-Iran talks on nuclear bomb inquiry (October 9, 2014)

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