S.Con.Res.104 - A concurrent resolution expressing the sense of the Congress regarding the ongoing prosecution of 13 members of Iran's Jewish community.106th Congress (1999-2000)
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|Sponsor:||Sen. Schumer, Charles E. [D-NY] (Introduced 04/13/2000)|
|Committees:||Senate - Foreign Relations|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 04/13/2000 Referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations. (All Actions)|
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Introduced in Senate (04/13/2000)
[Congressional Bills 106th Congress] [From the U.S. Government Printing Office] [S. Con. Res. 104 Introduced in Senate (IS)] 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. _______________________________________________________________________ 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 _______________________________________________________________________ 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. <all>