Opening Statements

Chairman Royce’s Opening Statement:

Rep. Edward R. Royce, Chairman
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Chairman Royce Questions Witnesses:

The Honorable Joseph I. Lieberman
Iran Task Force
Leadership Council
Foundation for the Defense of Democracies
(Former United States Senator)
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General Michael V. Hayden, USAF, Retired
Chertoff Group
(Former Director, Central Intelligence Agency)
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The Honorable R. Nicholas Burns
Roy and Barbara Goodman Family Professor of Diplomacy and International Relations
Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs
John F. Kennedy School of Government
Harvard University
(Former Under Secretary for Political Affairs, U.S. Department of State)
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Ray Takeyh, Ph.D.
Senior Fellow
Council on Foreign Relations
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Hearing transcript (PDF)