U.S. House Homeland Cmte Chairman Offers Iran Human Rights Bill

1/10/2018 8:48:36 AM

Iran protesters voice opposition in Iranian cities

Iran protesters voice opposition in Iranian cities

Kasia Klimasinska

 

 

(Bloomberg), January 9, 2018 — Bill “states that it is U.S. policy to stand with the people of Iran who seek the opportunity to freely elect a government of their choosing,” according to the bill summary provided by office of House Homeland Security Cmte Chairman Michael McCaul.
The bill requires the president to determine whether Iranian government officials “are responsible for or complicit in committing human rights abuses and should be sanctioned”
Also “imposes property blocking sanctions and visa prohibitions on Iranian officials responsible for the politically motivated detentions of U.S. citizens”
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