This resolution would call for the unconditional release of U.S. citizens and legal permanent residents being held for political purposes by the government of Iran. Specifically, it would call for the release of Siamak Namazi, Baquer Namazi, Karan Vafadari, Afarin Niasari, Nizar Zakka, and any other U.S. citizen, permanent resident, or foreign national being held in Iran.
The resolution would urge the president to make the release of such prisoners the highest priority. It would also call on Iran to fulfill its promises to help locate and return Robert Levinson, who has been missing, and urge the president to take meaningful action on that front if Iran doesn’t locate and return him.
As a simple resolution, this bill wouldn’t have the force of law or advance beyond the House if passed.