Tillis Introduces Legislation Calling Out Iran-China Ties | Eastern North Carolina Now | U.S. Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC) and six of his colleagues introduced the Iran China Accountability Act to call attention to Iran’s ties with Communist China

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
Press Release:

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC) and six of his colleagues introduced the Iran China Accountability Act to call attention to Iran's ties with Communist China by prohibiting the obligation or expenditure of any taxpayer dollars to advance a nuclear agreement with Iran until the regime terminates their ties with Communist China and terrorist groups like Hamas.

    "We need to learn from the failures of the Iran nuclear deal. Any future agreements between the United States and Iran must ensure Tehran has ceased its support of terrorist groups and its financial reliance on the totalitarian Chinese Communist Part," said Senator Tillis. "The United States must continue to be a leader in defending human rights and preventing rogue regimes, like Iran, from developing nuclear weapons capability."


    In March 2021, Iran and the People's Republic of China (PRC) signed a 25-year, $400 billion strategic economic agreement to advance Chinese influence in the Middle East. Despite an international sanctions regime, the PRC is Iran's largest oil customer.

    Obama's 2015 Iran Deal required that the United Nations arms embargo on Iran expire in October 2020, which would have permitted the PRC to sell arms to Iran and vice versa. The Biden administration is engaged in negotiations to re-establish a similar agreement.

    The Iran China Accountability Act would accomplish the following:

  • Requires any nuclear agreement to be ratified by a 2/3s vote of the U.S. Senate.
  • Prohibits obligation or expenditure of any funds for a nuclear agreement until:
  • Iran terminates all agreements involving the transfer of funds from China and terminates strategic security and military partnerships with China;
  • Iran terminates all ties and transfers of cash to Iranian proxy forces, including Hamas;
  • Iran verifies the destruction of all chemical weapons, materials, and infrastructure; and
  • The CCP ceases the incarceration of Uyghurs.
  • Requires a report from the Secretary of State to Congress detailing how any future agreement with Iran meets each requirement listed above.
  • Condemns Hamas-incited terrorist attacks on Israel.

    Contact: Adam Webb
      Email: adam_webb@tillis.senate.gov

    Contact: Lauren Scott
       Email: Lauren_Scott@tillis.senate.gov
Go Back

Leave a Guest Comment

Your Name or Alias
Your Email Address ( your email address will not be published)
Enter Your Comment ( no code or urls allowed, text only please )

Complain about trans swimmer "Your life will be over" Press Releases: Elected office holders, Op-Ed & Politics, Bloodless Warfare: Politics Carolina Journal by Video - CXLIII: Locke’s Terry Stoops reacts to N.C. teacher working conditions survey


Latest Bloodless Warfare: Politics

If you're covering Janet Yellen's visit to Durham today, please consider the following statement from the Republican National Committee.
RALEIGH: In advance of Hurricane Ian’s remnants moving through the state, Governor Roy Cooper declared a State of Emergency today to activate the state’s emergency operations plan, waive transportation rules to help the transport of fuel and critical supplies
RALEIGH: Governor Roy Cooper has proclaimed September 26 – 30, 2022 as North Carolina Clean Energy Week to highlight the work the state is doing to advance clean energy.
Popping into your inbox for your DAILY REMINDER that (even though it’s been said a million times before) Cheri Beasley and Wiley Nickel are dangerous for North Carolina.


RALEIGH: Today, Governor Roy Cooper appointed Todd Ishee to lead the newly created Department of Adult Correction. The Department was formed as a stand alone Cabinet Agency in the 2021-2023 budget that was passed by the legislature and signed into law by the Governor in November of last year.
Largest and most geographically diverse cohort of award winners in the latest round of One North Carolina Small Business Program grants
Today, Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel released the following statement on House Republicans’ Commitment to America:
NC Police Benevolent Association Endorses Ted Budd Despite Supporting Cheri Beasley in Her Three Previous Statewide Bids
Edgecombe Early College High School Scholar Teachers Program is Training High School Students to Become Edgecombe County Teachers Upon College Graduation
North Carolina’s University Hub Region is a finalist site for the World University Games, the largest multisport event for student athletes in the world


Back to Top