GOP defense bill provisions block cash to Iran, require diplomatic, sanctions transparency

GOP defense bill provisions block cash to Iran, require diplomatic, sanctions transparency

[Ed. – The narrow Republican minority thinks it can get enough Democrats on board in the House to pass the 2022 NDAA with these measures.  How it would fare in the 50-50 Senate?  Uncertain.]

The sprawling annual defense bill includes several provisions that would block the Biden administration from providing Iran with cash and would require the administration to come clean about any economic sanctions relief it provides to the Islamic Republic.

The Republican Study Committee (RSC), the largest GOP caucus in Congress, is codifying its anti-Iran platform in the 2022 National Defense Authorization Act, which funds U.S. defense efforts and is expected to pass through the House this week. …

The RSC worked with Democratic colleagues to sculpt several NDAA measures that would mandate transparency from the Biden administration as it negotiates with Iran, these sources told the Washington Free Beacon. These measures are included in the bipartisan legislation and expected to easily pass when the House votes Thursday evening.

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