This resolution would reaffirm that the U.S. has the right to use all available options — including military force — to prevent Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon, and that denying Iran nuclear weapons will remain U.S. policy during and after the Iran nuclear agreement is in effect.
The resolution also supports Israel’s right to defend itself from nations, terror groups and others that wish to do it harm, and calls on the administration to provide Israel with military and intelligence support to maintain its military edge.
The president would be called on to work with Congress and international partners to ensure that the International Atomic Energy Agency receives the full funding it needs each year to validate that Iran is abiding by the nuclear agreement.
Iran’s destabilizing actions in the Middle East, its human rights violations, and the government’s suppression of the Iranian people’s civil liberties would all be condemned by the resolution. Other UN member states would be called on to ensure that Iran doesn’t receive ballistic or cruise missile technology and related assistance.
Additionally, the resolution states that nothing in the nuclear agreement (known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action or JCPA) prevents the U.S. from imposing sanctions on Iran for sponsoring terrorism, developing ballistic or cruise missiles, or human rights violations. The administration would be directed to keep Congress informed about how it will work with other parties to the agreement to respond to JCPA violations.
As a simple resolution, this legislation wouldn’t have the force of law if passed and wouldn’t be considered by the Senate.