WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, House Armed Services Committee Chairman Ike Skelton (D-Mo.) released the following statement after receiving a report on the Military Power of Iran that was mandated in last year’s national defense authorization bill:


“Today, we received a report providing a comprehensive view of the military situation in Iran, including conventional and unconventional weapons capabilities. It is clear from this report that the Department of Defense has a thorough understanding of the potential threats posed by Iran’s military capabilities, setting a strong foundation upon which to build the necessary strategies to address these issues and keep America and our allies safe. I appreciate the Administration’s demonstrated and ongoing effort to end the Iranian nuclear weapons program, and I look forward to working with my colleagues in Congress and with President Obama to protect our nation from the threats posed by Iran to our national security.”