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106th CONGRESS
  2d Session
S. CON. RES. 104

Expressing the sense of the Congress regarding the ongoing prosecution 
               of 13 members of Iran's Jewish community.


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                   IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

                             April 13, 2000

   Mr. Schumer (for himself, Mr. Brownback, Mr. Wyden, Mr. Dodd, Mr. 
    Lieberman, and Mr. Feingold) submitted the following concurrent 
  resolution; which was referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations

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                         CONCURRENT RESOLUTION


 
Expressing the sense of the Congress regarding the ongoing prosecution 
               of 13 members of Iran's Jewish community.

Whereas on the eve of the Jewish holiday of Passover in 1999, 13 Jews, including 
        community and religious leaders in the cities of Shiraz and Isfahan, 
        were arrested by the authorities of the Islamic Republic of Iran and 
        accused of spying for the United States and Israel;
Whereas no evidence has been brought forth to substantiate these arrests, and no 
        formal charges have been lodged after more than a year of consideration;
Whereas the Secretary of State has identified the case of the 13 Jews in Shiraz 
        as ``one of the barometers of U.S.-Iran relations'';
Whereas countless nations have expressed their concern for these individuals and 
        especially their human rights under the rule of law;
Whereas Iran must show signs of respecting human rights as a prerequisite for 
        improving its relationship with the United States; and
Whereas President Khatami was elected on a platform of moderation and reform: 
        Now, therefore, be it
    Resolved by the Senate (the House of Representatives concurring), 
That it is the sense of the Congress that the Clinton Administration 
should--
            (1) condemn, in the strongest possible terms, the arrest 
        and continued prosecution of the 13 Iranian Jews;
            (2) demand that these fabricated charges be dropped 
        immediately and individuals released forthwith; and
            (3) ensure that Iran's treatment of this case is a 
        benchmark for determining the nature of current and future 
        United States-Iran relations.
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