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House Proceeding 09-30-09 on Sep 30th, 2009 :: 0:24:25 to 0:29:45
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Hank Johnson

0:24:07 to 0:24:27( Edit History Discussion )

Hank Johnson: >> madam speaker. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from georgia. mr. johnson: i rise to ask unanimous consent to take ms. kaptur's time. the speaker pro tempore: without objectio

Hank Johnson

0:24:25 to 0:29:45( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Hank Johnson

Hank Johnson

0:24:28 to 0:24:53( Edit History Discussion )

Hank Johnson: gentleman is recognized. mr. johnson: madam speaker, i rise today in support of h. resolution 782. this is a resolution that i've introduced and which demands

Hank Johnson

0:24:54 to 0:25:18( Edit History Discussion )

Hank Johnson: that iran fully disclose the -- its nuclear facilities and its nuclear development facilities and also allow unfettered international inspection of its nuclear program. the elimination of nuclear

Hank Johnson

0:25:19 to 0:25:39( Edit History Discussion )

Hank Johnson: weapons is an issue that is certainly very close to my heart, and i would like to see that nuclear weapons actually removed from the face of the planet. and so it certainly goes in the

Hank Johnson

0:25:40 to 0:26:01( Edit History Discussion )

Hank Johnson: wrong direction where we as a nation nation, especially iraq, from acquiring the technology to develop nuclear weapons.

Hank Johnson

0:26:02 to 0:26:23( Edit History Discussion )

Hank Johnson: and it's troubling. last week the whole world learned that iran has concealed construction of an enrichment facility near the city of kohn. and they have done that without knowing that our intelligence

Hank Johnson

0:26:24 to 0:26:48( Edit History Discussion )

Hank Johnson: community already knew that the facility was over there. it just had not been publicly disclosed as it was last week. and i guess one of the motivations for not disclosing it prior to last week was to see how deep in the bad faith

Hank Johnson

0:26:49 to 0:27:11( Edit History Discussion )

Hank Johnson: bucket would iran pull its and they had no intent of revealing it. it was secret. they exercised dis-- to conceal it. and so our announcement -- our country's announcement last

Hank Johnson

0:27:12 to 0:27:33( Edit History Discussion )

Hank Johnson: week i'm sure was not a happy time for the iranian leadership. for having set the model for how they will deal with the international community insofar as nuclear enrichment from that

Hank Johnson

0:27:34 to 0:27:54( Edit History Discussion )

Hank Johnson: nuclear acquiring or building a nuclear weapon, we have to make sure that we reverse that bad faith into good faith if at all possible. and one of the ways of doing

Hank Johnson

0:27:55 to 0:28:17( Edit History Discussion )

Hank Johnson: that is through continued tightening of sanctions and to isolate the country of iran for continuing to be deceptive about its nuclear intentions

Hank Johnson

0:28:18 to 0:28:42( Edit History Discussion )

Hank Johnson: and its nuclear program. and so while my resolution, h.res. 782, does not impose sanctions, it just merely puts the house of representatives on record as we approach the geneva talks coming up on

Hank Johnson

0:28:43 to 0:29:04( Edit History Discussion )

Hank Johnson: thursday that we want to have disclosure immediately, immediate international inspections and immediate access by inspectors to its nuclear facilities. and so that's what this resolution does.

Hank Johnson

0:29:05 to 0:29:28( Edit History Discussion )

Hank Johnson: my friend, chairman howard berman of the foreign affairs committee, has a number of options that he is considering with respect to sanctions. and so in no way wld i want

Hank Johnson

0:29:29 to 0:29:45( Edit History Discussion )

Hank Johnson: this bill to interfere with other measures that will be coming out of his committee. but this is necessitated by haste because of the approaching deadline for the

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