Testimony of Assistant Secretary of State Thomas M. Countryman before the House Committee on Foreign Affairs

Iran Nuclear Deal Oversight: Implementation and its Consequences
May 25, 2016

Chairman Royce, Ranking Member Engel, and Members of the Committee, thank you for inviting me today to discuss our nonproliferation efforts related to Iran. Ambassador Mull has clearly laid out our progress in implementing the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), which has increased our security and cut off the threat of a nuclear armed Iran. Ensuring Iran’s full implementation of its
nuclear-related commitments under the JCPOA is one of our highest priorities. My team is working hand-in-hand with Ambassador Mull’s to make certain that the international nuclear safeguards regime, in which the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) plays a critical role, works seamlessly in providing unprecedented verification and monitoring in Iran as spelled out in the JCPOA.


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