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Jan 31, 2007 Press Release
Verbatim, as delivered

Having just returned from a trip to the Middle East with Speaker Pelosi and the Democratic national security leadership, it is clear to me that Iran and its nuclear ambitions are central to our interests and concerns in this vital region.

Jan 26, 2007 Press Release
Washington, DC – Congressman Tom Lantos (D-CA), chairman of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, issued this statement today after completing a brief visit to Iraq with a delegation of Congressional colleagues:

“What we saw and heard in Baghdad leaves me even more convinced than before that the Administration’s ‘stay the course’ approach will only lead us deeper into disaster.

Jan 24, 2007 Press Release
Washington, DC – Congressman Tom Lantos (D-CA), chairman of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs today strongly condemned the decision by the Federal Supreme Court of Russia to let the government close the headquarters of one of the few remaining independent human rights organizations in Russia.

The court denied the appeal of a judicial order to close the Russian Chechen Friendship Soci

Jan 24, 2007 Press Release
An open meeting of the Committee on Foreign Affairs, to be held:

DATE: Wednesday, January 31, 2007

TIME: 10:00 a.m.

SUBJECT: Understanding the Iran Crisis

LOCATION: Room 2172 of the Rayburn House Office Building

WITNESSES:

Jan 23, 2007 Press Release
Washington, DC – Chairman Tom Lantos (D-CA) announced the creation of seven subcommittees and the election of their chairmen today by majority members of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.

Members formed subcommittees with jurisdictions spanning the earth and covering a range of the most pressing global challenges.

Jan 22, 2007 Press Release
Washington, DC – Congressman Tom Lantos (D-CA) Chairman of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, today condemned reported bombings of three villages in Darfur by the Sudanese military.

The BBC has quoted rebel commanders stating that three villages had been hit over the weekend. African Union forces have been sent to the area to investigate the claims.

Jan 19, 2007 Press Release
Verbatim, as delivered

“The situation in Iraq is grave and deteriorating.” This was the most ringing and often-quoted phrase from the report that the Iraq Study Group released six weeks ago.

Jan 18, 2007 Press Release

ADVISORY

A hearing of the Committee on Foreign Affairs:

 

DATE: Wednesday, January 24, 2007

TIME: 10:30 a.m.

SUBJECT: The Escalating Crisis in Darfur

LOCATION: Room 2172 of the Rayburn House Office Building

WITNESSES:

The Honorable Andrew Natsios

Jan 18, 2007 Press Release
Verbatim, as delivered

Seven years ago, one of our nation’s strategic thinkers outlined a new and bold approach to the North Korean challenge.

Jan 17, 2007 Press Release
Washington, DC –Tom Lantos (D-CA), Chairman of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, today led the committee in a discussion with new United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon covering a wide range of topics, including the broad subject of U.N.

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