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110th CONGRESS
  1st Session
                                H. R. 1324

 To urge the Secretary of State to designate the Quds Force, a unit of 
   Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps, as a foreign terrorist 
                             organization.


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                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                             March 5, 2007

  Mr. Saxton introduced the following bill; which was referred to the 
 Committee on Foreign Affairs, and in addition to the Committee on the 
 Judiciary, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, 
 in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the 
                jurisdiction of the committee concerned

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                                 A BILL


 
 To urge the Secretary of State to designate the Quds Force, a unit of 
   Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps, as a foreign terrorist 
                             organization.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. FINDINGS.

    Congress finds the following:
            (1) The Quds Force, also known as the Qods Force, is a unit 
        of Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps which carries out 
        military operations outside of Iran and is responsible for the 
        export of terrorism for Iran.
            (2) The Quds Force provides weapons to and conducts 
        paramilitary training and provides organizational, financial, 
        and planning support for terrorist groups, namely Hamas, 
        Hizbollah, Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ), the Al Aqsa 
        Martyr's Brigades, and the Popular Front for the Liberation of 
        Palestine-General Command (PFLP-GC), each of which is 
        designated by the Secretary of State as a foreign terrorist 
        organization under section 219 of the Immigration and 
        Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1189).
            (3) The Quds Force, which was previously called the Lebanon 
        Corps, assisted Hizbollah in the suicide truck bomb attack on 
        the United States Marine Barracks in Beirut, Lebanon, in 1983.
            (4) Reports indicate that the Quds Force, using a variety 
        of tradecraft, collects intelligence and organizes operations 
        of Shiite armed elements against United States military forces 
        in Iraq.
            (5) An article published on February 1, 2007, in the Sobh-e 
        Sadeq, considered the official publication of Iran's Islamic 
        Revolutionary Guards Corps, explicitly described the abduction 
        of several American soldiers to the Al-Mahdi Army in Iraq and 
        threatened that kidnapping Americans and taking them ``to 
        whatever destination is easier than procuring a container of 
        trashy Chinese merchandise''. The article claimed the existence 
        of professional and highly-skilled operational and security 
        officers for the purpose of ``ambushing American soldiers'' and 
        stressed that ``it would be sufficient for it to simply loosen 
        its purse strings a little. Then we would witness a line up of 
        a variety of blue-eyed blonde soldiers, who would become grain 
        to be fed to hungry gamecocks that are waiting for our 
        signal.''.
            (6) The Quds Force provides support for terrorist 
        organizations conducting operations against the State of 
        Israel.
            (7) The Quds Force should be designated as a foreign 
        terrorist organization in order to facilitate prosecution 
        against its agents operating in the United States and abroad.
            (8) The Government of the United States should urge 
        European, Arab, African, Asian, and other governments not to 
        allow members of the Quds Force to enter their respective 
        countries.

SEC. 2. STATEMENT OF POLICY.

    Congress--
            (1) urges the Secretary of State to designate the Quds 
        Force (Qods Force), a unit of Iran's Islamic Revolutionary 
        Guards Corps, as a foreign terrorist organization under section 
        219 of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1189) in 
        order to focus attention on the threat this organization poses 
        to the United States and the international community;
            (2) condemns the acts of terrorism perpetrated by the Quds 
        Force; and
            (3) condemns the support provided by the Quds Force for 
        Shiite armed elements reportedly conducting operations against 
        United States military forces in Iraq and for terrorist 
        organizations conducting operations against the State of 
        Israel.
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