(Worthy News) – Biden administration Iran envoy Robert Malley is scheduled to brief House lawmakers for the first time in a classified setting on Tuesday following a pressure campaign from Republican foreign policy leaders, according to a copy of the hearing invitation obtained by the Washington Free Beacon.
This will be the first time Malley has appeared before Congress since he took office and started diplomatic talks with Iran aimed at securing a revamped version of the 2015 nuclear deal. Malley’s appearance before Congress signals that the administration is on the cusp of reentering the contested deal and providing Tehran with billions of dollars in sanctions relief.
The notification on the hearing, which the invitation describes as a “members-only classified briefing on Iranian nuclear negotiations,” comes just days after the Biden administration unwound nuclear sanctions on Tehran that will permit countries such as Russia and China to build out portions of Iran’s nuclear infrastructure. The decision to grant these sanctions waivers drew fierce criticism from Iran hawks on Capitol Hill and is likely to take center stage during the closed-door briefing. Malley will testify over a “secure video” link from Vienna, where negotiations have been taking place, according to the notification. [ Source: Washington Free Beacon (Read More…) ]