Prepared Testimony by Suzanne Maloney Before the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs: Minimizing Potential Threats from Iran: Assessing Economic Sanctions and Other U.S. Policy Options

July 30, 2009

Weapon Program: 

  • Nuclear

With turmoil on the streets and in the corridors of power, Iran’s perennially unpredictable politics have moved into uncharted territory in the wake of the shameless manipulation of last month’s presidential elections. Unrest within Iran is hardly unprecedented; Iran has experienced ethnic rebellions, labor actions, student protests, economic riots, and a range of other political agitation with a surprising regularity over the past 30 years.