Text: S.Con.Res.48 — 105th Congress (1997-1998)All Bill Information (Except Text)

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[Congressional Bills 105th Congress]
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[S. Con. Res. 48 Referred in House (RFH)]

  2d Session
S. CON. RES. 48



                            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.


                                                    GARY SISCO,