H.R. 4483 (107th): Syria Accountability Act of 2002

Apr 18, 2002 (107th Congress, 2001–2002)
Died (Referred to Committee)
Richard Armey
Representative for Texas's 26th congressional district
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Last Updated
Apr 18, 2002
15 pages
Related Bills
S. 2215 (Related)
Syria Accountability Act of 2002

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Apr 18, 2002


This bill was introduced on April 18, 2002, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced Apr 18, 2002
Referred to Committee Apr 18, 2002
Full Title

To halt Syrian support for terrorism, end its occupation of Lebanon, stop its development of weapons of mass destruction, cease its illegal importation of Iraqi oil, and by so doing hold Syria accountable for the serious international security problems it has caused in the Middle East, and for other purposes.


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172 cosponsors (90R, 82D) (show)

House Foreign Affairs

The Middle East and North Africa

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Syria Accountability Act of 2002 - Prohibits the President from exporting any item on the United States Munitions List or Commerce Control List of dual-use items in the Export Administration Regulations, providing any U.S. assistance to U.S. businesses with respect to investment or other activities, or conducting Overseas Private Investment Corporation and Trade Development Agency programs in or with respect to Syria.Directs the President to impose two or more specified sanctions against Syria.Requires maintenance of such prohibition and sanctions until the President certifies that Syria meets specified requirements, including that it:
(1) does not support international terrorist groups;
(2) has withdrawn all of its military personnel from Lebanon;
(3) has ceased the development and deployment of ballistic missiles and biological and chemical weapons;
(4) is no longer in violation of United Nations (UN) Security Council Resolution 661 and subsequent relevant resolutions;
(5) has made substantial progress in negotiations aimed at a peace agreement with Israel and a peace agreement between Israel and Lebanon; and
(6) is respecting the sovereignty and political independence of Lebanon as required under UN Security Council Resolution 520.
Authorizes the President to provide development assistance to Syria and Lebanon if these six requirements are met.

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