January 20, 2006 | Press Release

News Conference Calls for Action on Iran

Washington, DC (Jan. 20, 2006) – The Committee on the Present Danger (CPD) and the Foundation for Defense of Democracies (FDD) will hold a news conference on Monday, January 23rd at 9:30am to release the CPD's new Iran policy paper as well as the results of a poll on Iran conducted for the FDD.


As President Bush prepares to deliver his sixth State of the Union address (Jan. 31), the CPD will release a new Iran Policy Paper calling for stronger actions to prevent Iran – ruled by the most radical regime in the Middle East and a long-time sponsor of international terrorism – from acquiring nuclear weapons. The paper will argue that it is time to impose tough economic sanctions and to take action to promote regime change in Iran.

FDD will release new polling data from Public Opinion Strategies showing that an overwhelming majority of Americans strongly opposes Iran's development of nuclear weapons. In addition, most Americans would support the U.S. joining with other countries to initiate “a limited military action to destroy Iran's ability to make nuclear weapons.” 

When:  Monday, January 23, 9:30am.

Where:  The Capitol, Room SC-6 (use North Visitors Entrance)


R. James Woolsey, CPD co-Chairman and former Director of U.S. Central Intelligence;

Sen. Jon Kyl, CPD Honorary Chairman;
Clifford May, president of FDD and chairman of the CPD's policy committee;
Alex Bellone, Public Opinion Strategies.

Read the new Iran policy paper.
Read the results of the poll.