Sale of AWACS to Iran, Hearings Before the Subcommittee on Foreign Assistance and the Committee on Foreign Relations, United States Senate, Ninety-Fifth Congress, First Session on Proposed Sale of Seven E-3 Airborne Warning and Control System Aircraft to Iran, July 18, 22, 25, 27 and September 19, 1977 [open pdf - 22MB]
This document combines the July 18, 22, 25, 27 and September 19, 1977 hearings titled "Sale of AWACS to Iran" held before the Senate Subcommittee on Foreign Assistance and the Committee on Foreign Relations. From the opening statement of Hubert H. Humphrey: "This morning, the Subcommittee on Foreign Assistance starts 2 days of hearings on a proposed $1.2 billion sale of seven E-3 Airborne Warning and Control System Aircraft, commonly known as AWACS, to Iran. Our witnesses today, Senators Eagleton and Culver, have introduced resolutions to disapprove this sale under section 36(b) of the Arms Export Control Act, better known as the Nelson amendment. Under 36 (b), the executive branch must submit for congressional review any arms sale over $25 million, as well as any sale of equipment between $7 million and $25 million. That is a new addition to the law that passed about 2 years ago." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Alfred L. Atherton Jr., Lucy Wilson Benson, John C. Culver, Thomas F. Eagleton, Barry Goldwater, Richard W. Gutmann, David E. McGiffert, and Erich Von Marbod.
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