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Countering Iran's Destabilizing Activities Act of 2017

This bill directs the Departments of State, Defense, and Treasury and the Director of National Intelligence to submit a strategy every two years for deterring conventional and asymmetric Iranian activities that threaten the United States and key allies in the Middle East, North Africa, and beyond.

The President shall impose asset blocking and U.S. exclusion sanctions against any person that materially contributes to: (1) Iran's ballistic missile or weapons of mass destruction programs, or (2) the sale or transfer to Iran of specified military equipment or the provision of related technical or financial assistance.

The President shall impose against Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps and affiliated foreign persons sanctions with respect to blocking property of, and prohibiting transactions with, foreign persons who commit or support terrorism.

The President may impose asset blocking sanctions against any person identified by the State Department as responsible for extrajudicial killings, torture, or other gross violations of internationally recognized human rights committed against certain individuals in Iran.

The bill requires specified existing sanctions against persons for materially contributing to Iran's ballistic missile program or for supporting Iran's acts of international terrorism to continue until 90 days after the President certifies that such activities ceased during the immediately preceding three-month period.

The bill exempts certain humanitarian and national security activities from sanctions.

The President may temporarily waive the imposition or continuation of sanctions under specified circumstances.

The bill sets forth reporting requirements with respect to: (1) persons contributing to Iran's ballistic missile program, (2) U.S.-European Union sanctions coordination, (3) U.S. citizens detained by Iran, and (4) each use of the waiver authority.

Policy Area

International Affairs

Legislative Terms

  • africa
  • albania
  • alliances
  • arms control and nonproliferation
  • asia
  • banking and financial institutions regulation
  • bosnia and herzegovina
  • chemical and biological weapons
  • computer security and identity theft
  • congressional oversight
  • criminal investigation, prosecution, interrogation
  • department of the treasury
  • detention of persons
  • diplomacy, foreign officials, americans abroad
  • elections, voting, political campaign regulation
  • electric power generation and transmission
  • energy efficiency and conservation
  • energy storage, supplies, demand
  • europe
  • european union
  • executive office of the president
  • executive agency funding and structure
  • federal officials
  • foreign aid and international relief
  • foreign and international banking
  • foreign loans and debt
  • foreign property
  • georgia (republic)
  • government ethics and transparency, public corruption
  • government information and archives
  • human rights
  • intelligence activities, surveillance, classified information
  • intergovernmental relations
  • international organizations and cooperation
  • iran
  • iraq
  • judicial procedure and administration
  • kosovo
  • legislative rules and procedure
  • macedonia
  • marine and inland water transportation
  • middle east
  • military assistance, sales, and agreements
  • moldova
  • news media and reporting
  • nuclear weapons
  • oil and gas
  • pipelines
  • presidents and presidential powers, vice presidents
  • religion
  • rule of law and government transparency
  • russia
  • sanctions
  • serbia
  • sovereignty, recognition, national governance and status
  • subversive activities
  • syria
  • technology transfer and commercialization
  • terrorism
  • trade restrictions
  • ukraine
  • visas and passports
  • war and emergency powers
  • yemen