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Washington, D.C. — House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Michael McCaul released the following statement after the Tehran Times — an Iranian regime mouthpiece — released a copy of an alleged internal State Department memo regarding the suspension of Special Envoy for Iran Robert Malley’s clearance.

“If this memo is authentic, it is extremely concerning especially since this is not the first time the Iranian regime’s mouthpiece has appeared to have sensitive U.S. government information recently while Congress is kept in the dark. I have requested transparency from the State Department on the ongoing Robert Malley saga and will continue to demand answers. This latest chapter raises serious questions about how the regime obtained this potentially authentic document and what other sensitive or classified information they may have. The State Department needs to do a top to bottom security review, because I am concerned they have a leak.”