House Members Form Bipartisan Working Group on Iran Sanction Implementation
Congressman Howard L. Berman (D-CA), Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, and Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL), the Ranking Republican Member of the Committee, today announced that they have initiated a bipartisan Working Group on Iran Sanction Implementation.
The purpose of the working group is to help ensure that U.S. and international sanctions on Iran are fully implemented, effectively enforced and, ultimately, have the intended effect of bringing about Iran’s termination of all activities contributing to its pursuit of a nuclear weapons capability.
The bipartisan Working Group on Iran Sanctions Implementation will meet on a regular basis with Obama Administration officials, foreign ambassadors and outside experts to oversee and verify enforcement of Iran sanctions implementation.
The House Foreign Affairs Committee will hold a hearing this fall on Iran sanctions implementation. Last Thursday, July 29, 2010, the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform held a similar hearing entitled, "Implementation of Iran Sanctions" The hearing examined the implementation of Iran sanctions, including efforts to discourage companies from doing business with Iran as long as Iran continues to work on developing nuclear weapons and supports terrorism.
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