Final Report of the Select Subcommittee to Investigate the United States Role in Iranian Arms Transfers to Croatia and Bosnia ("The Iranian Green Light Subcommittee") with Minority Views

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1996-10-10
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After the release of a 1996 Los Angeles Times article exposing the Iranian Green Light Policy, the Iranian Green Light Subcommittee of the House Committee on International Relations investigated the authorization of covert Iranian arms shipments into Bosnia in 1994 by the Clinton Administration. The investigation found that, despite a UN arms embargo and Clinton Administration policy of isolating Tehran globally, Iran was permitted to open a weapons pipeline into Bosnia. This decision was found to have allowed Iran to expand their economic and diplomatic relations while also establishing a wide military, security, and intelligence presence which resulted in the largest concentration of Iranians outside the Middle East. Moreover, the decision was inconsistent with existing policy meant to isolate and contain Iran and resulted in the deterioration of US-Croatia foreign relations while also damaging US credibility with its allies.
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• Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, hearing on "Hearings on U.S. Actions Regarding Iranian Arms Shipments into Bosnia," 104th Cong., S.Hrg. 104-786, (1996, May 21 and 23)
• House Committee on International Relations, hearing on "U.S. Policy in Bosnia," 114th Cong., H.Hrg. 104-2, (April 23, 1996)
• House Select Committee on International Relations, hearing on "The United States Role in Iranian Arms Transfers to Bosnia and Croatia," 104th Cong., H.Hrg. 104-551,(1996, May 2)
• House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, hearing on "Iranian Arms to Bosnia" 104th Cong., (1996, June 6)
• Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, hearing on "Foreign Policy Overview and Budgetary Resources," 103rd Cong., (1994, February 23)
• Senate Committee on Armed Services, hearing on "Impact of Unilateral United States Lifting the Arms Embargo on the Government-Herzegovina," 113rd Cong., H.Hrg. 103-777, (1994, June 23)
• House International Relations Committee, Subcommittee on International Organization, hearing on "United States Policy Towards Bosnia," 104th Cong., (1995, November 30)
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