Chairman Royce on the hearing:  “While the regime in Tehran is expanding and developing its intercontinental ballistic missile capabilities to deliver a nuclear payload, the U.S. and our partners are facing growing Iranian-backed forces throughout the region. Hezbollah is on the march, particularly threatening Israel.  This hearing will give members an opportunity to discuss how the United States can work with our allies to develop an effective response to the full range of threats Iran poses.”

Opening Statements

Full text of Chairman Ed Royce’s opening statement


The Honorable James F. Jeffrey
Philip Solondz Distinguished Visiting Fellow
The Washington Institute for Near East Policy
(Former U.S. Ambassador to Iraq, Turkey, and Albania)
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General Charles F. Wald, USAF, Retired
Distinguished Fellow and Co-Chair
The Gemunder Center Iran Task Force
The Jewish Institute for National Security of America
(Former Deputy Commander, U.S. European Command)
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Mr. David Albright
Founder and President
Institute for Science and International Security
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Mr. Jake Sullivan
Senior Fellow
Geoeconomics and Strategy Program
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
(Former National Security Adviser to the Vice President; Former Director of Policy Planning, U.S. Department of State)
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Hearing transcript (PDF)