Washington, D.C. – Today, Rep. Ed Royce (R-CA), Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, announced the following upcoming Committee events:

Thursday, September 26

Subcommittee Hearing: A Closer Look at Cuba and its Recent History of Proliferation

2:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 26 in 2172 Rayburn House Office Building

Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere

Rep. Matt Salmon (R-AZ), Chairman

Invited witnesses include:

Hugh Griffiths, Ph.D.
Countering Illicit Trafficking – Mechanism Assessment Projects
Stockholm International Peace Research Institute

Ms. Maria C. Werlau
Executive Director
Cuba Archive

Chairman Salmon on the hearing:On July 16, 2013, the Panamanian government discovered and detained the Chong Chon Gang cargo vessel traveling from Cuba to North Korea.  Discovered on board were 25 cargo containers of Cuban weapons and other UN-sanctioned items bound for the rogue regime in North Korea.  In anticipation of the UN Security Council Sanctions Committee’s impending report, our Committee will investigate Cuba’s recent history of military proliferation and non-compliance with UN sanctions and review the options available to the Committee to hold Cuba accountable for their violations.”


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