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Passed House amended (08/03/1998)

Iran Nuclear Proliferation Prevention Act of 1998 - Amends the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 to withhold U.S. voluntary contributions from programs and projects of the International Atomic Energy Agency in Iran.

Instructs the Secretary of State to review and report annually to the Congress on all Agency programs and projects in specified countries to determine if they are consistent with U.S. nuclear nonproliferation and safety goals. Requires the Secretary to direct the U.S. representative to the Agency to oppose: (1) Agency programs determined inconsistent with U.S. nuclear nonproliferation and safety goals; and (2) technical assistance programs or projects designed to develop or complete the Bushehr nuclear power plant in Iran, except any programs or projects for the discontinuation, dismantling, or safety inspection of nuclear facilities or related materials, or for activities designed to prevent nuclear weapons development by Iran.

Directs the Secretary to report annually to the Congress for five years on specified aspects of annual Agency assistance to Iran, including nuclear materials technology transfer, and inconsistencies between Agency technical assistance programs and U.S. nuclear nonproliferation and safety goals.

Expresses the sense of the Congress that the United States should pursue internal Agency reforms that will ensure that all programs funded under the Technical Cooperation and Assistance Fund are compatible with U.S. nuclear nonproliferation policy and international nuclear nonproliferation norms.