Chairman Royce, Ranking Member Engel, and Members of the Committee:
Thank you for inviting me to appear today to discuss implementation of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), the nuclear deal we reached with our key partners and Iran. I am pleased to be here with my colleagues from the State Department.
I’ll begin by explaining how the JCPOA has removed the threat posed by Iran’s nuclear program – and how our persistent sanctions and diplomatic efforts helped achieve that result. I’ll then outline the role non-nuclear sanctions continue to play in our approach to Iran, and describe our strategy to enforce those sanctions going forward.