Thursday hearing begins anticipated Congressional review

Washington, D.C. – 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, today announced that the Committee will convene a hearing at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, July 9, entitled, “Implications of a Nuclear Agreement with Iran.”  The hearing begins the Committee’s examination of 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

10:00 a.m. on Thursday, July 9

2172 Rayburn House Office Building

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

Michael Doran, Ph.D.
Senior Fellow
Hudson Institute

Michael Makovsky, Ph.D.
Chief Executive Officer
JINSA Germunder Center Iran Task Force

***See for updates, as witnesses may be added.

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