A Look Ahead – Week of September 23-27Press Release
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
2:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 26 in 2172 Rayburn House Office Building
Rep. Matt Salmon (R-AZ), Chairman
Invited witnesses include:
Hugh Griffiths, Ph.D. Head 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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***Coverage note: All Foreign Affairs Committee proceedings are webcast live atforeignaffairs.house.gov/live-video-feed.