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Livestream: House Foreign Affairs Hearing on the Trump Administration's Iran Policy

On Jan. 14, the House Committee on Foreign Affairs will hold a hearing titled “From Sanctions to the Soleimani Strike to Escalation: Evaluating the Administration’s Iran Policy.” The committee will hear testimony from Richard Haass Ph.D, the President of the Council on Foreign Relations and Former State Department Director of Policy Planning; Ms. Avril Haines, a Senior Research Scholar at Columbia University, Deputy Director at Columbia World Projects, Former Deputy National Security Advisor and Former Deputy Director of the Central Intelligence Agency; and Mr. Stephen J.

Article 51

U.S. and Iran Submit Article 51 Letters on Use of Force

In a letter to the United Nations Security Council on Jan. 8, United States Ambassador to the U.N. Kelly Craft reported the targeted killing of Iranian military leader Qassem Soleimani last week was an act of self-defense under Article 51 of the U.N. Charter in response to an “escalating series of armed attacks in recent months” by Iran and Iranian-backed forces on U.S. personnel. The letter adds that the U.S. is prepared to take further action “as necessary to continue to protect U.S. personnel and interests.”

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