S.Con.Res.48 - A concurrent resolution expressing the sense of the Congress regarding proliferation of missile technology from Russia to Iran.105th Congress (1997-1998)
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|Sponsor:||Sen. Kyl, Jon [R-AZ] (Introduced 07/31/1997)|
|Committees:||Senate - Foreign Relations | House - International Relations|
|Latest Action:||10/21/1998 Referred to the House Committee on International Relations. (All Actions)|
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Referred in House (10/21/1998)
[Congressional Bills 105th Congress] [From the U.S. Government Printing Office] [S. Con. Res. 48 Referred in House (RFH)] 2d Session S. CON. RES. 48 _______________________________________________________________________ IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES October 21, 1998 Referred to the Committee on International Relations _______________________________________________________________________ CONCURRENT RESOLUTION Expressing the sense of the Congress regarding proliferation of missile technology from Russia to Iran. Whereas there is substantial evidence missile technology and technical advice have been provided from Russia to Iran, in violation of the Missile Technology Control Regime; Whereas these violations include providing assistance to Iran in developing ballistic missiles, including the transfer of wind tunnel and rocket engine testing equipment; Whereas these technologies give Iran the capability to deploy a missile of sufficient range to threaten United States military installations in the Middle East and Persian Gulf, as well as the territory of Israel, and our North Atlantic Treaty Organization ally Turkey; and Whereas President Clinton has raised with Russian President Boris Yeltsin United States concerns about these activities and the Russian response has to date been inadequate: Now, therefore, be it Resolved by the Senate (the House of Representatives concurring), That it is the sense of the Congress that-- (1) the President should demand that the Government of Russia take concrete actions to stop governmental and nongovernmental entities in the Russian Federation from providing missile technology and technical advice to Iran, in violation of the Missile Technology Control Regime; (2) if the Russian response is inadequate, the United States should impose sanctions on the responsible Russian entities in accordance with Executive Order 12938 on the Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction, and reassess cooperative activities with Russia; (3) the threshold under current law allowing for the waiver of the prohibition on the release of foreign assistance to Russia should be raised; and (4) our European allies should be encouraged to take steps in accordance with their own laws to stop such proliferation. Passed the Senate November 7, 1997. Attest: GARY SISCO, Secretary.