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H.R. 3457 (114th): Justice for Victims of Iranian Terrorism Act

The text of the bill below is as of Sep 9, 2015 (Introduced).



1st Session

H. R. 3457


September 9, 2015

(for himself, Mrs. Walorski, and Mr. Duffy) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs


To prohibit the lifting of sanctions on Iran until the Government of Iran pays the judgments against it for acts of terrorism, and for other purposes.


Short title

This Act may be cited as the Justice for Victims of Iranian Terrorism Act.


Prohibition on lifting of sanctions on Iran pending payment of certain judgments


In general

The President may not waive, suspend, reduce, provide relief from, or otherwise limit the application of statutory sanctions with respect to Iran under any provision of law, or refrain from applying any such sanctions pursuant to an agreement described in section 135(a) of the Atomic Energy Act of 1954 (42 U.S.C. 2160e(a)), until the President has certified to the Congress that the Government of Iran has paid each judgment against Iran (whether or not the judgment was also entered against another defendant) that is described in subsection (b).



A judgment is a judgment described in this subsection if the judgment relates to a claim—


that was brought against Iran, or Iran and any other country;


for which Iran was not immune from the jurisdiction of the courts of the United States under section 1605A, or section 1605(a)(7) (as such section was in effect on January 27, 2008), of title 28, United States Code; and


that was entered during the period beginning on March 4, 2000, and ending on May 22, 2015.