Prepared Statement by Congresswoman Sue Kelly Before the House Financial Services Committee Hearing: Stopping Funding of Weapons of Mass Destruction

February 16, 2006

Weapon Program: 

  • Nuclear

Today’s hearing is on the Treasury Department’s role in fighting the proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction. The spread of WMDs, particularly nuclear weapons, poses the gravest threat to the security of the United States and the peace of the world. 

We know, then, that countries such as Iran must be dealt with. We have all heard the hateful and ominous rhetoric from the president of Iran, and we should all recognize the grave threat posed by their possession of weapons of mass destruction.