Monday, October 01, 2007

Flurry of Iran Legislation Activity in the House

On September 26, the House Foreign Affairs Committee agreed to seek consideration under Suspension of the Rules for H.CON.RES.203, which condemns the persecution of labor rights advocates in Iran. The bill is sponsored by Rep. Mark Steven Kirk (R-IL) and has 34 co-sponsors.

On September 27, Rep. Steve Israel (D-NY) introduced H.RES.690 and the bill was referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs. The resolution expresses the grave concern of the House of Representatives for Iran and Syria's continued and systematic violations of UN Resolutions 1701 and 1559. This bill concerns Syrian and Iranian interference in Lebanon, particularly in supporting Hezbollah, and calls on Hezbollah to release the Israeli soldiers and for all militias in Lebanon to disband. It expresses "its vigorous support for a democratic Lebanon."

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