Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Rep. Ed Royce (R-CA), announced that on Wednesday, April 22, the Committee will convene a hearing to examine the recent nuclear framework agreement with Iran.  The hearing, entitled “Nuclear Agreement with Iran: Can’t Trust, Can We Verify?” will take place at 10 a.m. in 2172 Rayburn House Office Building.

Chairman Royce said:  “In announcing a nuclear framework agreement with Iran, President Obama declared that ‘If Iran cheats, the world will know.’  But just this week, Iran’s Supreme Leader asserted that Iran wouldn’t allow international inspectors access to its military facilities.  The issue of inspections and verification will be key to how Congress views any final nuclear agreement.  Will inspectors have quick, unimpeded, go-anywhere, anytime access?  Who can they interview; what documents can they review; can they take environmental samples?  All of these major issues still need to be resolved.  Iran’s record of clandestine activity and intransigence prevents holding any trust whatsoever in Iran.  At this hearing, the Committee will hear from former top weapons inspectors and experts to learn what it would take for the Administration’s bold assertion on verification to be credible.”

Hearing:  Nuclear Agreement with Iran: Can’t Trust, Can We Verify?

10 a.m. on Wednesday, April 22

2172 Rayburn House Office Building

Charles Duelfer, former head, UN Special Commission on Iraq (UNSCOM)

David Albright, President, Institute for Science and International Security

***Other witnesses may be added.

***See foreignaffairs.house.gov for updates.

***Coverage note:  All Foreign Affairs Committee proceedings are webcast live at foreignaffairs.house.gov/live-video-feed.