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New Kirk Menendez 2

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MRW13A23 S.L.C.
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TH
CONGRESS 1
ST
S
ESSION
 
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To expand sanctions imposed with respect to Iran and to impose additional sanctions with respect to Iran, and for other purposes.
IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
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Mr. M
ENENDEZ
(for himself, Mr. K 
IRK 
, and Mr. S
CHUMER
) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on
 llllllllll
A BILL
To expand sanctions imposed with respect to Iran and to impose additional sanctions with respect to Iran, and for other purposes.
 Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representa-
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tives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,
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SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE; TABLE OF CONTENTS.
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(a) S
HORT
T
ITLE
.—This Act may be cited as the
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‘‘Nuclear Weapon Free Iran Act of 2013’’.
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(b) T
 ABLE OF
C
ONTENTS
.—The table of contents for
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this Act is as follows:
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Sec.1.Short title; table of contents. Sec.2.Sense of Congress on nuclear weapon capabilities of Iran. TITLE I—EXPANSION AND IMPOSITION OF SANCTIONS
 
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MRW13A23 S.L.C. Sec.101.Applicability of sanctions with respect to petroleum transactions. Sec.102.Ineligibility for exception to certain sanctions for countries that do not reduce purchases of petroleum from Iran or of Iranian ori-gin to a de minimis level. Sec.103.Imposition of sanctions with respect to ports, special economic zones, and strategic sectors of Iran. Sec.104.Identification of, and imposition of sanctions with respect to, certain Iranian individuals. Sec.105.Imposition of sanctions with respect to transactions in foreign cur-rencies with or for certain sanctioned persons. Sec.106.Sense of Congress on prospective sanctions. TITLE II—ENFORCEMENT OF SANCTIONS Sec.201.Sense of Congress on the provision of specialized financial messaging services to the Central Bank of Iran and other sanctioned Ira-nian financial institutions. Sec.202.Inclusion of transfers of goods, services, and technologies to strategic sectors of Iran for purposes of identifying Destinations of Di- version Concern. Sec.203.Authorization of additional measures with respect to Destinations of Diversion Concern. Sec.204.Sense of Congress on increased staffing for agencies involved in the implementation and enforcement of sanctions against Iran. TITLE III—IMPLEMENTATION OF SANCTIONS Sec.301.Suspension of sanctions to facilitate a diplomatic solution. TITLE IV—GENERAL PROVISIONS Sec.401.Exception for Afghanistan reconstruction. Sec.402.Exception for import restrictions. Sec.403.Applicability to certain intelligence activities. Sec.404.Applicability to certain natural gas projects. Sec.405.Rule of construction with respect to the use of force against Iran. TITLE V—MISCELLANEOUS Sec.501.Categories of aliens for purposes of refugee determinations.
SEC. 2. SENSE OF CONGRESS ON NUCLEAR WEAPON CAPA-
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BILITIES OF IRAN.
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(a) F
INDINGS
.—Congress makes the following find-
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ings:
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(1) The Government of Iran continues to ex-
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pand the nuclear and missile programs of Iran in
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 violation of multiple United Nations Security Coun-
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cil resolutions.
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MRW13A23 S.L.C.
(2) The Government of Iran has a decades-long
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track record of violating commitments regarding the
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nuclear program of Iran and has used diplomatic ne-
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gotiations as a subterfuge to advance its nuclear
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 weapons program.
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(3) Iran remains the world’s foremost state
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sponsor of terrorism, having directed, supported,
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and financed acts of terrorism against the United
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States and its allies that have resulted in the thou-
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sands of deaths, including the deaths of United
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States citizens and members of the Armed Forces of
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the United States.
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(4) The Government of Iran and its terrorist
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proxies, particularly Lebanese Hezbollah, continue to
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provide military and financial support to the regime
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of Bashar al-Assad in Syria, aiding that regime in
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the mass killing of the people of Syria.
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(5) The Government of Iran continues to sow
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instability in the Middle East and threaten its neigh-
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 bors, including allies of the United States, such as
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Israel.
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(6) The Government of Iran denies its people
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fundamental freedoms, including freedom of the
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press, freedom of assembly, freedom of religion, and
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freedom of conscience.
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