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110th CONGRESS
  1st Session
H. J. RES. 64

Clarifying that the use of force against Iran is not authorized by the 
  Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq Resolution of 
2002, any resolution previously adopted, or any other provision of law.


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                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                           November 14, 2007

 Mr. Abercrombie introduced the following joint resolution; which was 
              referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs

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                            JOINT RESOLUTION


 
Clarifying that the use of force against Iran is not authorized by the 
  Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq Resolution of 
2002, any resolution previously adopted, or any other provision of law.

Whereas the Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq Resolution of 
        2002 (Public Law 107-243) authorized the President ``to use the Armed 
        Forces of the United States as he determines to be necessary and 
        appropriate in order to--(1) defend the national security of the United 
        States against the continuing threat posed by Iraq; and (2) enforce all 
        relevant United Nations Security Council resolutions regarding Iraq'';
Whereas, on September 26, 2007, the Senate agreed to a provision, Senate 
        Amendment 3017 to Senate Amendment 2011 to H.R. 1585, stating the sense 
        of the Senate that ``the manner in which the United States transitions 
        and structures its military presence in Iraq will have critical long-
        term consequences for the future of the Persian Gulf and the Middle 
        East, in particular with regard to the capability of the Government of 
        the Islamic Republic of Iran to pose a threat to the security of the 
        region'';
Whereas, on September 26, 2007, the Senate also stated the sense of the Senate 
        ``that it is a critical national interest of the United States to 
        prevent the Government of the Islamic Republic of Iran from turning 
        Shi'a militia extremists in Iraq into a Hezbollah-like force that could 
        serve its interests inside Iraq'';
Whereas, on October 25, 2007, the Department of State designated the Islamic 
        Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) and the Ministry of Defense and Armed 
        Forces Logistics (MODAFL) as proliferators of weapons of mass 
        destruction under Executive Order 13382 in relation to concerns about 
        their role in proliferation activities;
Whereas, on October 25, 2007, the Department of the Treasury also designated 9 
        IRGC-affiliated entities and 5 IRGC-affiliated individuals, as 
        derivatives of the IRGC, as well as Iran's state-owned Bank Melli and 
        Bank Mellat and 3 individuals affiliated with Iran's Aerospace 
        Industries Organization (AIO), as proliferators of weapons of mass 
        destruction or supporters of terrorism under Executive Order 13382;
Whereas, on October 25, 2007, the Department of the Treasury also designated the 
        IRGC-Qods Force (IRGC-QF) as a supporter of terrorism for providing 
        material support to the Taliban and other terrorist organizations, and 
        designated Iran's state-owned Bank Saderat as a terrorist financier, 
        under Executive Order 13224; and
Whereas any offensive military action taken by the United States against Iran 
        must be explicitly authorized by Congress: Now, therefore, be it
    Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United 
States of America in Congress assembled, That nothing in the 
Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq Resolution of 2002 
(Public Law 107-243), any act that serves as the statutory authority 
for Executive Order 13382 or Executive Order 13224, any resolution 
previously adopted, or any other provision of law including the terms 
of Executive Order 13382 or Executive Order 13224 shall be construed to 
authorize, encourage, or in any way address the use of the Armed Forces 
of the United States against Iran.
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