Chairman Royce on the hearing: “Hezbollah is a top terrorist threat to the U.S. and our allies.  And as Iran’s proxy it operates internationally – massacring civilians in Syria, attacking Americans and Israelis, and laundering drugs and cash.  This hearing will look at additional tools to target Hezbollah’s resources and its ability to exploit the international financial system to its benefit.”

Opening Statements

Full text of Chairman Ed Royce’s opening statement


Matthew Levitt, Ph.D.
Director and Fromer-Wexler Fellow
Stein Program on Counterterrorism and Intelligence
The Washington Institute for Near East Policy
[full text of statement]
[truth in testimony form]                              

David Asher, Ph.D.
Board of Directors
Center on Sanctions and Illicit Finance
Foundation for Defense of Democracies
[full text of statement]
[truth in testimony form]

Mr. Derek Maltz
Executive Director
Governmental Relations
Pen-Link, Ltd. 
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[truth in testimony form]

Mara Karlin, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Practice and Associate Director of Strategic Studies
School for Advanced International Studies
Johns Hopkins University
[full text of statement]
[truth in testimony form]


Hearing transcript (PDF)