S. 3971 (109th): Iran Freedom Support Act

Sep 28, 2006 (109th Congress, 2005–2006)
Died (Referred to Committee)
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H.R. 6198 (same title)
Signed by the President — Sep 30, 2006

Richard “Rick” Santorum
Senator from Pennsylvania
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Last Updated
Sep 28, 2006
17 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 6198 (Related)
Iran Freedom Support Act

Signed by the President
Sep 30, 2006

H.R. 282 (Related)
Iran Freedom Support Act

Passed House
Last Action: Apr 26, 2006


This bill was introduced on September 28, 2006, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced Sep 28, 2006
Referred to Committee Sep 28, 2006
Full Title

A bill to hold the current regime in Iran accountable for its threatening behavior and to support a transition to democracy in Iran.


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9 cosponsors (8R, 1D) (show)

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Library of Congress Summary

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Iran Freedom Support Act - States that: (1) specified U.S. sanctions, controls, and regulations with respect to Iran shall remain in effect. Authorizes the President to terminate such sanctions in whole or in part upon congressional notification; and (2) nothing in this Act shall affect sanctions, controls, or regulations relating to Iranian support of international terrorism.
Amends the Iran and Libya Sanctions Act of 1996 to:
(1) eliminate mandatory sanction provisions respecting Libya;
(2) impose mandatory sanctions on a person or entity that aids Iran acquire or develop weapons of mass destruction or destabilizing types and numbers of conventional weapons;
(3) require that Iran be determined to pose no significant threat to U.S. national security, interests, or allies in order to lift sanctions against entities investing in Iran's petroleum industry;
(4) extend the sunset provision; and
(5) rename such Act as the Iran Sanctions Act of 1996.
Authorizes the President to provide financial and political assistance to eligible foreign and domestic individuals and groups that support democracy in Iran.
Expresses the sense of Congress that it should be U.S. policy to: (1) not bring into force an agreement for cooperation with the government of any country that is assisting the nuclear program of Iran or transferring advanced conventional weapons or missiles to Iran; and (2) support independent human rights and peaceful pro-democracy forces in Iran.
Includes money laundering activities involved in the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction or missiles in the federal provisions regulating certain monetary transactions.

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