Hearing part of anticipated Congressional review

Washington, D.C. – Tomorrow at 10:00 a.m., as the Obama Administration works to complete a final nuclear deal with Iran, U.S. Rep. Ed Royce (R-CA), Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, will convene a hearing entitled, “Implications of a Nuclear Agreement with Iran: Part II.”  The hearing is the second in a series of hearings the Committee will convene to examine the Obama Administration’s anticipated nuclear agreement with Iran.

Chairman Royce said: “As we anticipate a congressional review of the Administration's possible nuclear agreement with Iran, we’ll be looking to see how the Administration has done on Congress’ red lines.  Did we get anywhere, anytime inspections?  Full Iranian transparency regarding its past nuclear activities? No large-scale, immediate sanctions relief; but guaranteed, workable sanctions snap-backs? Meaningful restraints on Iran’s nuclear program that last decades?  This hearing will be the first in a series the Committee will hold should the Administration strike what might be one of the most significant agreements in decades.  As I have said, no deal is far better than a bad deal.”

Hearing: Implications of a Nuclear Agreement with Iran: Part II

10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, July 14

2172 Rayburn House Office Building

The Honorable Joseph I. Lieberman
Iran Task Force
Foundation for the Defense of Democracies
(Former United States Senator)

General Michael V. Hayden, USAF, Retired
Chertoff Group
(Former Director, Central Intelligence Agency)

The Honorable R. Nicholas Burns
Roy and Barbara Goodman Family Professor of Diplomacy and International Relations
Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs
John F. Kennedy School of Government
Harvard University
(Former Under Secretary for Political Affairs, U.S. Department of State)                      

Ray Takeyh, Ph.D.
Senior Fellow
Council on Foreign Relations

***See foreignaffairs.house.gov for updates, as witnesses may be added.

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