Washington, D.C. – House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Ed Royce (R-CA) today announced he will convene a hearing on Thursday, June 8 entitled “Attacking Hezbollah’s Financial Network: Policy Options.” The hearing will begin at 10 a.m.

Chairman Royce on the hearing:  “Hezbollah is a top terrorist threat to the U.S. and our allies.  And as Iran’s proxy it operates internationally – massacring civilians in Syria, attacking Americans and Israelis, and laundering drugs and cash.  This hearing will look at additional tools to target Hezbollah’s resources and its ability to exploit the international financial system to its benefit.”

Hearing: Attacking Hezbollah’s Financial Network: Policy Options

10 a.m. on Thursday, June 8

2172 Rayburn House Office Building


Matthew Levitt, Ph.D.
Director and Fromer-Wexler Fellow
Stein Program on Counterterrorism and Intelligence
The Washington Institute for Near East Policy                          

David Asher, Ph.D.
Board of Directors
Center on Sanctions and Illicit Finance
Foundation for Defense of Democracies

Mr. Derek Maltz
Executive Director
Governmental Relations
Pen-Link, Ltd.   

Mara Karlin, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Practice and Associate Director of Strategic Studies
School for Advanced International Studies
Johns Hopkins University


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