H.A.S.C. No. 114-46: Potential Implications in the Region of the Iran Deal: Hearing Before the Committee on Armed Services, U.S. House of Representatives, One Hundred Fourteenth Congress, First Session, July 29, 2015 [open pdf - 3MB]
This is the July 29, 2015 hearing "Potential Implications in the Region of the Iran Deal" held before the House Committee on Armed Services. From the testimony of Chairman William "Mac" Thornberry: "It seems to me the issues of concern can be broken down into three areas. One are the variety of issues about verification and enforcement. And I would point members to an in-depth report by the Wall Street Journal last week that details how Syria has success- fully thwarted and defied inspectors who have now concluded that Assad did not give up all his chemical weapons as he promised. How will Iran be different? A second basket of issues is whether, even if the inspections go perfectly and Iran stays in full compliance with the letter and spirit of the agreement, whether it is a good deal or not. As Secretaries Shultz and Kissinger wrote back in April, negotiations that began as an effort to prevent Iran from developing a nuclear arsenal are ending with an agreement that concedes that very capability, although several years down the road. The administration argues, of course, that a better agreement was not possible. The third basket are Iran's other activities beyond its nuclear program to include long-range missile development, support for terrorism, and instigating regional instability. Put it all together, we have huge stakes, long-lasting consequences, and a vote that this Congress must take shortly when we return in September." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Jon B. Alterman, Michael Eisenstadt, and Michael Singh.
H.A.S.C. No. 114-46; House Armed Services Committee No. 114-46
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