Washington, D.C. – Today, House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Ed Royce (R-CA) announced the Committee will convene a hearing on Wednesday, December 2 to examine the brutal and destabilizing role of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps.  The hearing, entitled “Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps: Fueling Conflict in the Middle East,” will begin at 10 a.m.

Chairman Royce on the hearing: “The Obama administration gambled that a nuclear deal would lead to a responsible Iran.  Instead, the regime is working harder than ever to export violence and terror to Syria, Yemen and beyond.  Iran’s backing of Syria’s Assad regime has fed the rise of ISIS.  Soon, sanctions will be lifted and the Iranian regime will hit a jackpot in the tens of billions.  This money isn’t going to ordinary Iranians; it will be used to strengthen Iran’s murderous Revolutionary Guard Corps.  This hearing will examine the threats a well-funded Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps pose to the already volatile Middle East.”

Hearing: Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps: Fueling Middle East Turmoil

10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, December 2

2172 Rayburn House Office Building

Mr. Ali Alfoneh
Senior Fellow
Foundation for Defense of Democracies

Mr. Scott Modell
Managing Director
The Rapidan Group

Mr. Daniel Benjamin
Norman E. McCulloch Jr. Director
The John Sloan Dickey Center for International Understanding
Dartmouth College
(Former Ambassador-at-Large and Coordinator for Counterterrorism, U.S. Department of State)

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