Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Effectiveness of Sanctions Resolution Text

The text of Rep. Christopher Shays' (R-CT) new resolution, H.R. 5084, which would require ongoing assessments of the effectiveness of sactions against Iran is finally available. Below is the full text of the resolution.

2d Session
H. R. 5084

To require the Secretary of State to conduct ongoing assessments of the effectiveness of sanctions against Iran, and for other purposes.


January 18, 2008

Mr. SHAYS introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and in addition to the Committees on Financial Services, Oversight and Government Reform, Ways and Means, and Agriculture, 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


To require the Secretary of State to conduct ongoing assessments of the effectiveness of sanctions against Iran, and for other purposes.

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


(a) Improved Data Collection and Required Assessments- The Secretary of State, in conjunction with the Secretary of the Treasury, the Secretary of Commerce, the Secretary of Defense, and the intelligence community, shall--

(1) collect, analyze, and improve data on actions by the United States Government to enforce sanctions against Iran, including data on--

(A) the number of goods seized, penalties imposed, and convictions obtained under sanctions that prohibit trade with Iran;
(B) sensitive items diverted to Iran through transshipment points;
(C) the extent to which repeat foreign violators of Iran-specific sanctions have ended their sale of sensitive items to Iran;
(D) the amount of assets frozen resulting from financial sanctions; and
(E) the extent of delays in foreign investment in Iran's energy sector;

(2) complete an overall baseline assessment of the impact and use of sanctions against Iran, including factors that impair or strengthen such sanctions;

(3) develop a framework for assessing the ongoing impact of United States sanctions against Iran and the contribution of multilateral sanctions against Iran; and

(4) conduct annual assessments of the effectiveness of sanctions against Iran in achieving United States foreign policy objectives.

(b) Report- Not later than 1 year after the date of the enactment of this Act, and annually thereafter, the Secretary of State shall submit to Congress a report that contains the results of the assessments conducted under subsection (a) for the prior year.

(c) Definitions- In this Act:

(1) INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY- The term `intelligence community' has the meaning given the term in section 3(4) of the National Security Act of 1947 (50 U.S.C. 401a(4)).

(2) SANCTIONS AGAINST IRAN- The term `sanctions against Iran' means--

(A) multilateral sanctions against Iran under international law, including United Nations Security Council Resolutions 1696 (2006), 1737 (2006), and 1747 (2007); and

(B) bilateral sanctions against Iran under United States law, including--

(i) the Iran Nonproliferation Act of 2000 (Public Law 106-178; 50 U.S.C. 1701 note);

(ii) the Iran Sanctions Act of 1996 (Public Law 104-172; 50 U.S.C. 1701 note);

(iii) the Iran-Iraq Arms Nonproliferation Act of 1992 (Public Law 102-484; 50 U.S.C. 1701 note); and

(iv) Executive Order No. 12959 (May 6, 1995), Executive Order No. 13059 (August 19, 1997), Executive Order No. 13224 (September 23, 2001), Executive Order No. 13382 (June 28, 2005), or any other blocking of property or prohibition on transactions with respect to Iran that is imposed under the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1701 et seq.).

1 comment:

Torrance Stephens bka All-Mi-T said...

we cant handle whats up in Iraq (sunni or latter) let alone Iran