This resolution would express that the House of Representatives stands with the people of Iran who are peacefully protesting against the country’s regime and condemns the regime’s human rights abuses, corruption, and destabilizing activities abroad. It would demand that the regime abide by its international obligations to respect human rights and civil liberties such as freedoms of assembly, speech, and press. The resolution would support efforts by the Iranian people to build the foundation for the emergence of a freely elected, open, and democratic political system.
Further, it would call on the executive branch to impose targeted sanctions and convene emergency sessions of the United Nations Security and Human Rights Councils to condemn the ongoing human rights violations. The resolution would also encourage companies to reject requests by the Iranian regime to cut off the people’s access to social media and other communications platforms.
As a simple resolution, this legislation is non-binding and wouldn’t be considered by the Senate if passed.