October 22, 2017

What’s Next for Iran?

By Howard Dean and Tom Ridge
Published November 03, 2011 |
FoxNews.com
On Wednesday, Democrats and Republicans on the House Foreign Affairs Committee unanimously approved harsher penalties against Iran, citing the regime’s plot to assassinate Saudi Arabia’s ambassador on American soil.
This latest Iranian provocation signals an alarming escalation by a terrorist regime that has been complicit in killing […]

Ros-Lehtinen, Berman Condemn Violence against Camp Ashraf Residents

FOREIGN AFFAIRS COMMITTEE NEWS
Friday, April 08, 2011

(WASHINGTON) – U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL), Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, and U.S. Rep. Howard L. Berman (D-CA), Ranking Member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, issued the following joint statement condemning reports of violence against residents of Camp Ashraf in Iraq:
“In light of new […]

‘Iran talks should last 12 weeks max’

By: Herb Keinon
The Jerusalem Post
The US should consider making concessions to Russia on the placement of a missile-defense shield in Europe, in order to get Moscow to back “crippling” concessions against Iran if the time comes, a leading US congressman said Thursday.
Howard Berman, the powerful Democratic chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, said in […]

Court orders State Department to review ruling on alleged terror group

The Washington Post
By Glenn Kessler

A federal appeals court on Friday ordered the State Department to review its designation of the People’s Mujahedin Organization of Iran as a foreign terrorist organization, strongly suggesting the designation should be revoked.
The ruling by the three-judge panel hands yet another foreign-policy hot potato to the Obama administration. The PMOI, also […]

Resolution in Congress seeks Iranian Freedom

By Michelle Phillips, THE WASHINGTON TIMES
A bipartisan group of House members on Thursday put forward a resolution calling for the Iranian government to cease the oppression of its people and political dissidents. The representatives held a news conference to highlight the resolution, which is being sponsored by Rep. Bob Filner, California Democrat, and which they […]

US ambassador tries to allay fears about Iranian dissidents in Iraq

Agence France Press
WASHINGTON — Christopher Hill, the US ambassador to Iraq, sought Thursday to reassure lawmakers who fear for the safety of more than
3,000 Iranian dissidents in a camp in Iraq.
Hill, testifying before the House Foreign Affairs Committee, said the US government would work to ensure that 36 People’s Mujahedeen
members arrested after a […]

House Members Co-Sponsor Resolution to Protect Iranian Dissidents

Senior House Members
Held a News Briefing to
Announce a Bi-partisan
House Majority Support for
H.Res.704 & the
Humanitarian Rights of the
Iranian Dissidents Residing
at Camp Ashraf, Iraq.
The Event Was Held on the
Heel of the Iranian New
Year and as Reports
Indicate Tehran’s Extensive
Meddling to Promote a
Client Leadership in
Baghdad. The lawmakers
Also Denounced the
Suppression of Dissidents
Across Iran.
Members Joined IranianAmericans to Celebrate the
Iranian New YearThe […]

Panel to Consider Bill Tightening Sanctions Against Iran

By Colby Itkowitz
CQ Staff
The House Financial Services Committee will mark up a bill Wednesday that would tighten economic sanctions against Iran .
The bill (HR2347) would require publishing names of international companies that invest more than $20 million in Iran’s oil and gas industries. Local and state governments and businesses could choose not to invest in […]