Washington, D.C. – Tomorrow at 10 a.m., U.S. Rep. Ed Royce (R-CA), Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs 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 be held in 2172 Rayburn House Office Building.

Chairman Royce on the hearing: “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?”

10:00 a.m. ET on Wednesday, April 22

2172 Rayburn House Office Building

Mr. Charles Duelfer
Omnis, Inc.
(Former Chairman, UN Special Commission on Iraq [UNSCOM])

The Honorable Stephen G. Rademaker
National Security Advisor
Bipartisan Policy Center
(Former Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Arms Control & Bureau of International Security and Nonproliferation, U.S. Department of State.)

Mr. David Albright
Founder and President
Institute for Science and International Security

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