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Congressman Pete King

Representing the 2nd District of New York

King Announces Hearing on Iran/Hezbollah Threat to U.S. Homeland

Mar 14, 2012
Statement

Hearing will focus on the real potential that Iran will activate its network of operatives to carry out an attack in the U.S.

Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Rep. Peter T. King (R-NY), Chairman of the Committee on Homeland Security, announced that on Wednesday, March 21 he will convene an investigative hearing to examine the terror threat that Iran poses to the U.S. homeland. The hearing is entitled: “Iran, Hezbollah, and the Threat to the Homeland.”

King said: “The disruption last fall of an Iranian plot to assassinate the Saudi ambassador to the United States at a popular Washington restaurant was a wake-up call for all Americans. Last month’s forthright comments by Director of National Intelligence James Clapper that the Iranian regime is ‘now more willing to conduct an attack in the United States’ has further heightened concern about an attack by Iran on the homeland. At this hearing, we will focus on Iran’s primary terrorism proxies, including Hezbollah, which already has a robust network within the U.S., and the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, as well as the real potential that the regime will activate its network of operatives to carry out an attack here.”

What: Hearing: “Iran, Hezbollah, and the Threat to the Homeland”

When: 9:30 a.m., Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Where: 311 Cannon House Office Building

Witnesses: Full witness list to be announced

Opening statements, witness testimony, and the live video feed will be available online HERE.