Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee Howard L. Berman (D-CA) delivered remarks at the start of debate on H. Con. Res. 322, recognizing the 60th anniversary of the founding of the modern State of Israel. He made the following statement in regards to Iran:
"On the other end of the military spectrum, a theologically-based state – the Islamic Republic of Iran, whose President says Israel should be 'wiped off the map' – is developing nuclear weapons and long-range missiles."