U.S. Policy Toward Iran, Hearing Before the Committee on Foreign Relations, United States Senate, One Hundred Thirteenth Congress, First Session, May 15, 2013 [open pdf - 1MB]
This is the May 15, 2013 hearing on "U.S. Policy Toward Iran" held before the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations. From the opening statement of Robert Menendez: "Good morning. This hearing of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee will come to order. Today we are here to take a close look at and discuss United States policy toward Iran. Iran's provocative actions threaten not just regional stability, but pose an existential threat to our ally Israel and a threat to United States national security. Iran continues to export terrorist activity directly and through proxies like Hezbollah. It actively supports the Assad regime in Syria with fighters, arms, and petroleum, and its drive for nuclear weapons is unrelenting, placing Iran at the top of our list of national security concerns. In my view, it remains the paramount national security challenge we face, certainly in the Middle East, if not the world. I called this hearing today because we are now at a crossroads in our Iran policy and the question today is what do we do next." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: David S. Cohen, Bob Corker, Robert Menendez, Wendy Sherman, and David Cohen.
S. Hrg. 113-198; Senate Hearing 113-198
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