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