LET'S APPLY THE GORE-McCAIN ACT TO RUSSIA AND CHINA
HON. GERALD B.H. SOLOMON
in the House of Representatives
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 23, 1997
- Mr. SOLOMON. Mr. Speaker, I would like to insert for the record an article by Bill Gertz of the Washington Times which reveals Russian efforts to sell missiles to the rogue nation of Iran. This follows on the heels of a previous Russian deal to supply Iran with nuclear reactor technology, as well as recent Communist Chinese sales of anti-ship missiles and other weaponry to Tehran.
- The Clinton administration's nonresponse to these developments is astonishing, especially in light of the fact that while a Senator, Vice-President Gore authored the 1992 Iran-Iraq Non-Proliferation Act, otherwise known as the Gore-McCain Act. The law requires sanctions against nations which knowingly supply Iran or Iraq with advanced conventional weaponry or technology that could contribute to their acquisition of weapons of mass destruction.
- Mr. Speaker, nothing could be clearer than the applicability of this law to Russia's and China's arming of Iran. We should apply the law, now.