VOL. XLIV

No. 26

25-June-2001

IRAN/LIBYA

US House Committee Votes To Extend ILSA For Five-Years

The US House of Representatives International Relations Committee on 20 June voted 41-3 to extend the Iran-Libya Sanctions Act of 1996 (ILSA) for five years when it comes up for review on 5 August. The committee also voted 34-9 against an amendment submitted by Rep Ron Paul (R-TX) to extend ILSA by two years rather than five, despite a recent declaration by the Bush Administration that it favored...