House Committee on Foreign Affairs Hearing: Iran: Recent Developments and Implications for U.S. Policy

July 15, 2009

The nuclear issue is urgent and it is of such overriding importance to America’s national security—and to regional stability—that we can’t afford to drop the ball. Whatever our feelings about the authoritarian regime in Tehran, that regime continues to hold the reins of power, and for now, I believe President Obama is correct in continuing to pursue a policy of engagement.