Secretary Kerry to Testify at December 10 Hearing on Iran Nuclear Deal
*Weather Note: This hearing will take place as scheduled.
Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Rep. Ed Royce (R-CA), Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, announced that Secretary of State John Kerry will testify before the Committee on Tuesday, December 10 to answer questions about the interim agreement on Iran’s nuclear program finalized recently between Iran, the United States, and other leading nations.
Chairman Royce on the hearing: “I continue to have serious concerns that the agreement the Obama Administration negotiated does not meet the standards necessary to protect the United States and our allies. The deal does not roll back Iran’s nuclear program, but instead allows Tehran to keep in place the key elements of its nuclear weapons-making capability. Under the agreement, the international community relieves the sanctions pressure on Iran while its centrifuges continue to enrich uranium. This hearing will be an opportunity for Committee Members of both parties to press Secretary Kerry to explain why the Obama Administration believes this sanctions-easing agreement is the right course.“
1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 10
2172 Rayburn House Office Building
Secretary of State John Kerry
Note: Chairman Royce, along with Ranking Member Eliot Engel (D-NY), authored the bipartisan Nuclear Iran Prevention Act (H.R. 850), which overwhelmingly passed the House in July.