U.S. Laws on Terrorism
Export Administration Act: The Secretary of State must report each year to Congress on nations which fund or provide a base of operation for terrorist organizations, or which participate themselves in terrorist activities. Nations on the terrorism list are subject to trade restrictions and are ineligible for various U.S. benefits.
Foreign Assistance Act: Prohibits nations on the State Department terrorism list from receiving U.S. aid.
Arms Export Control Act: Prohibits the export of defense-related materials to countries on the terrorism list and requires an export license for dual-use materials.
Middle East Peace Facilitation Act: Contact with the PLO and aid to the Palestinians is conditioned upon presidential certification to Congress that the PLO has complied with its commitments to Israel. One of the key commitments made was to combat terrorism against Israel.
Comprehensive Antiterrorism Act: Strengthens U.S. law against terrorist groups by:
Iran and Libya Sanctions Act of 1996: Establishes U.S. policy to deny Iran and Libya the ability to support international terrorism and to fund their weapons of mass destruction programs by limiting the development of petroleum resources in Iran and Libya.
Source: American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC)