Prepared Statement by Ehsan M. Ahrari Before the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission: China's Proliferation to North Korea and Iran, and its Role in Addressing the Nuclear and Missile Situation in Both Countries

September 14, 2006

Weapon Program: 

  • Nuclear
  • Missile

I discuss a number of broad themes involving these two countries, some recent developments in those themes, and their implications for the United States. As intricate as the Sino-Iranian ties have been 
over the past two decades or so, there is nothing inevitable about their continued progress. Iran remains available for comprehensive negotiations with the United States that would resolve all outstanding conflicting issues.