- 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.
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:General Michael Barbero
Lieutenant General, U.S. Army (Retired)
Advisory Board Member, United Against Nuclear Iran
President Institute for Science and International Security
Chief Executive Officer
Foundation for Defense of Democracies
Hasib J. Sabbagh Senior Fellow for Middle East Studies
Council on Foreign Relations
Senior Research Associate
Security Studies Program, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
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