H. R. 1698
To expand sanctions against Iran with respect to the ballistic missile program of Iran, and for other purposes.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,
SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.
This Act may be cited as the "Iran Ballistic Missiles and International Sanctions Enforcement Act''.
SEC. 2. SANCTIONS RELATING TO EFFORTS BY THE GOVERNMENT OF IRAN WITH RESPECT TO BALLISTIC MISSILE-RELATED GOODS, SERVICES, AND TECHNOLOGIES.
(a) Findings.--Congress finds the following:
(1) United Nations Security Council Resolution 2231 (2015)--
(A) calls upon Iran ``not to undertake any activity related to ballistic missiles designed to be capable of delivering nuclear weapons, including launches using such ballistic missile technology''; and
(B) requires member states to ``take the necessary measures to prevent, except as decided otherwise by the UN Security Council in advance on a case-by-case basis, the supply, sale, or transfer of arms or related materiel from Iran''.
(2) The United States maintains bilateral sanctions against Iran for its efforts to manufacture, acquire, possess, develop, transport, transfer or use ballistic missiles or ballistic missile launch technology, and its acquisition of destabilizing types and amounts of conventional weapons.
(3) According to the 2016 Worldwide Threat Assessment, the United States intelligence community judges ``that Tehran would choose ballistic missiles as its preferred method of delivering nuclear weapons, if it builds them. Iran's ballistic missiles are inherently capable of delivering [weapons of mass destruction], and Tehran already has the largest inventory of ballistic missiles in the Middle East. Iran's progress on space launch vehicles--along with its desire to deter the United States and its allies--provides Tehran with the means and motivation to develop longer-range missiles, including ICBMs.''
(4) Since the passage of United Nations Security Council 2231, Iran has conducted numerous tests of ballistic missiles designed to be capable of delivering nuclear weapons, and has acquired destabilizing types of conventional weapons.
(5) Iran has pursued the ability to indigenously produce ballistic missile and cruise missile goods, services, and technologies.
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