Opening Statement by Senator John Kerry Before the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations Hearing: Engaging Iran: Obstacles and Opportunities

May 6, 2009

Weapon Program: 

  • Nuclear

Related Country: 

  • Iran

Faced with a crowded field of foreign policy challenges, we are here today to discuss one of the most controversial and most consequential: How to engage with Iran and prevent it from becoming a nuclear-armed nation.

This is our third public hearing on Iran in the last two months and it won’t be the last. We are fortunate to have two panels of witnesses whose broad experience helps us anticipate the road ahead.