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Senate Resolutions to Prevent Iran from Obtaining A Nuclear Weapon

(May 4, 2022)

A non-binding Senate resolution was adopted on  May 4, 2022, that would require any nuclear deal with Iran to address Chinese purchases of Iranian oil, Iran’s nuclear proliferation, ballistic missile development, and support for terrorism. It also would prohibit the president from lifting the Foreign Terrorist Organization (FTO) designation of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC). The Republican-led resolution passed by a vote of 62-33 with the support of 16 Democrats.

A similar motion from Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), which states that terrorism-related sanctions on Iran are “necessary to limit” cooperation between China and Iran, was adopted 86-12.

Motion to Instruct Conferees

                                   Mr. LANKFORD moves that the managers on the

                             part of the Senate at the conference on the disagreeing

                             votes of the two Houses on the Senate amendment to the

                             bill H.R. 4521 be instructed to insist that the final con-

                             ference report include provisions requiring that any

                             agreement negotiated by the United States with the

                             Islamic Republic of Iran addressing Iran’s development

                             of nuclear weapons-

  1.      (1) also includes provisions addressing the full range
  2. of Iran's destabilizing activities, including development
  3. of the means of delivery for such weapons
  4. (such as ballistic missiles), support for terrorism,
  5. and evasion of sanctions by individuals, entities, and
  6. vessels in the trade of petroleum products with the
  7. People’s Republic of China;
  8.      (2) does not lift sanctions on the Islamic Revolutionary
  9.  Guard Corps; and
  10.      (3) docs not revoke the· designation of the
  11. Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps as a foreign
  12. terrorist organization, under section 219 of the
  13. Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1189).