ABSTRACT

S. Hrg. 108-353: Iran: Security Threats and U.S. Policy: Hearing before the Committee on Foreign Relations, United States Senate, One Hundred Eighth Congress, First Session, October 28, 2003   [open pdf - 681KB]

This hearing reviews United States policy toward Iran. Despite some signs of reform in recent years, Iran continues to pose a serious regional and global security threat through its active support for terrorism and its continued efforts to develop weapons of mass destruction in direct violation of the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty. Iran's pursuit of nuclear weapons is not the only threat it poses to international security. Iran is a major state sponsor of terrorism. It continues to support Hezbollah in Lebanon and to fund Hamas and the Palestinian Islamic Jihad, who employ violence and suicide bombers to frustrate the Arab-Israeli peace process. "Challenges before U.S. policymakers are how we can change Iranian behavior in key areas, how U.S. policy can take advantage of opportunities created by reformist elements within Iranian society, and how we can generate more support from our allies on issues pertaining to Iran. Our response to these challenges will help shape the future of the Middle East and will have significant impact on the outcome of the global war on terrorism." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Richard L. Armitage, Anthony H. Cordesman, Robert J. Einhorn, Nasser Hadian, and William H. Luers.

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S. Hrg. 108-353; Senate Hearing 108-353
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2004
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