Addressing Potential Threats from Iran: Administration Perspectives on Implementing New Economic Sanctions One Year Later, Hearing Before the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, United States Senate, One Hundred Twelfth Congress, First Session on Examining the Global Impact of the Iran Regime Sanctions and Evaluate the Effectiveness of the Comprehensive Iran Sanctions, Accountability, and Divestment Act, October 13, 2011   [open pdf - 2MB]

From the opening statement of Tim Johnson, "In the wake of the alarming announcement this week of an Iranian Government-linked plot to assassinate the Ambassador of Saudi Arabia to the United States and U.S. announcements of criminal prosecutions coupled with the Treasury sanctions against key plotters, we are reminded once again of Iran's continuing support for terrorism, which has now reached our own shores. Today, we will hear from key Administration officials implementing U.S. policy to minimize potential threats from Iran, including through vigorous enforcement of the Comprehensive Iran Sanctions, Accountability, and Divestment Act, or CISADA, developed by this Committee and enacted last year. That bill broadened and strengthened current U.S. sanctions law with respect to Iran, provided for voluntary divestment from firms active in Iran's energy sector, and strengthened limitations and penalties on illegal diversion of sensitive technologies to Iran." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Tim Johnson, Richard C. Shelby, Robert Menendez, Mark Kirk, Sherrod Brown, Jerry Moran, Jon Tester, Michael F. Bennet, Wendy Sherman, David S. Cohen, and David W. Mills.

Report Number:
S. Hrg. 112-332; Senate Hearing 112-332
Public Domain
Retrieved From:
Government Printing Office, Federal Digital System: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/
Media Type:
Help with citations