Assessing the Iran Deal

Subcommittee on National Security
Subcommittee on National Security
Hearing Date: April 5, 2017 2:00 pm 2154 Rayburn HOB

PURPOSE:
  • To assess whether the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) is working and the effectiveness of its implementation.
  • To examine Iran’s continued aggression and malign activities throughout the Middle East.
BACKGROUND:
  • Under the JCPOA, Iran accepted restrictions on its nuclear program in exchange for a broad lifting of US, European Union, and United Nations sanctions.
  • In January 2016, the International Atomic Energy Agency verified that Iran had completed several requirements and a significant number of sanctions were lifted.
  • Despite the deal, Iran has continued to engage in aggressive militant behavior, including a January 2017 ballistic missile test in defiance of U.N. Security Council Resolution 2231.

Witnesses and testimonies

Name Title Organization Panel Document
General Michael Barbero Lieutenant General, U.S. Army (Retired) Advisory Board Member, United Against Nuclear Iran Document
Mr. David Albright President Institute for Science and International Security Document
Mr. Mark Dubowitz Chief Executive Officer Foundation for Defense of Democracies Document
Dr. Ray Takeyh, Ph.D. Hasib J. Sabbagh Senior Fellow for Middle East Studies Council on Foreign Relations Document
Dr. Jim Walsh, Ph.D. Senior Research Associate Security Studies Program, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Document

Related Documents

Name Document
Chairman DeSantis Opening Statement Document