Prepared Opening Statement by Senator Richard Lugar Before the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations Hearing: U.S. Strategy Regarding Iran

March 5, 2009

Weapon Program: 

  • Nuclear

Related Country: 

  • Afghanistan
  • Iran
  • Iraq

The U.S. agenda with Iran involves numerous issues including its nuclear program, its support for terrorist organizations, its relevance to our efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan, its threat to the security of Israel, its impact on stability in the Persian Gulf region, its status as an energy exporter, its relationship with Shi’ite communities in the Middle East, and prospects for long term improvements in the U.S.-Iranian relationship.