On January 7 Rep. John K. Delaney filed the Iran Ballistic Missile Prevention and Sanctions Act, legislation that would ensure that the U.S. holds Iran to the highest level of accountability for its actions by permanently codifying sanctions on entities that transfer ballistic missiles or advanced conventional weapons to or from Iran.
In recent weeks Iran tested at least two ballistic missiles and built a new ballistic missile silo, in direct violation of United Nations Security Council Resolution 1929.
The JCPOA, also known as the Iran Nuclear Deal, will lift the U.N. embargos on conventional weapons and ballistic missiles after 5 and 8 years respectively, but the deal does not limit the United States’ ability to implement non-nuclear sanctions. Delaney’s legislation builds on current sanctions by limiting the transfer to and from Iran of any ballistic missiles and advanced conventional weapons.
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