Chairman Royce Launches Webpage Highlighting Bipartisan Efforts to Prevent a Nuclear Iran
Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Rep Ed Royce (R-CA), Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, announced the launch of a new committee webpage that serves as a repository for information about bipartisan efforts to prevent a nuclear Iran. The webpage launch comes amid the Committee’s series of hearings on Iran – the latest of which tomorrow will examine Tehran’s ongoing efforts to destabilize Middle East.
Chairman Royce said: "Iran’s efforts to acquire a nuclear weapons capability continues to pose a grave threat to the national security of the United States and our allies. As a deadline for a deal fast approaches, House Members are well aware of the challenges of monitoring and verifying any final deal with Iran, especially given its history of deception. That is why 344 House Members, including myself and Ranking Member Eliot Engel, sent a letter to President Obama last week urging him to work with Congress. There is a strong, broad, bipartisan effort to prevent a nuclear-capable Iran and my Committee will remain focused on this issue.”
The Committee webpage on Iran is available at www.foreignaffairs.house.gov/NoNuclearIran.
Note: Under Chairman Royce’s leadership, the Committee has focused on preventing a nuclear Iran. Chairman Royce and Ranking Member Eliot Engel (D-NY) are the authors of H.R. 850, the Nuclear Iran Prevention Act, which increases pressure on the Iranian regime amid its continued attempt to acquire a nuclear weapons capability. Last month, the Committee convened a hearing on Iran to examine how the United States and international community can best verify Iran’s compliance with its nuclear commitments. Last week, Royce and Engel led an effort that resulted in 344 House Members calling on President Obama to consult Congress on Iran nuclear negotiations.