The Iran Nonproliferation Act and the International Space Station: Issues and Options

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The Iran Nonproliferation Act of 2000 (INA) was enacted to help stop foreign transfers to Iran of weapons of mass destruction, missile technology, and advanced conventional weapons technology, particularly from Russia. Section 6 of the INA bans U.S. payments to Russia in connection with the International Space Station (ISS) unless the U.S. President determines that Russia is taking steps to prevent such proliferation. The ISS is currently under construction in orbit. According to current plans, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) will become dependent on Russia for certain ISS crew-related services beginning in April 2006 for which NASA must ... continued below

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Squassoni, Sharon & Smith, Marcia S. March 2, 2005.

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The Iran Nonproliferation Act of 2000 (INA) was enacted to help stop foreign
transfers to Iran of weapons of mass destruction, missile technology, and advanced
conventional weapons technology, particularly from Russia. Section 6 of the INA bans
U.S. payments to Russia in connection with the International Space Station (ISS) unless
the U.S. President determines that Russia is taking steps to prevent such proliferation.
The ISS is currently under construction in orbit. According to current plans, the National
Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) will become dependent on Russia for
certain ISS crew-related services beginning in April 2006 for which NASA must pay.
Thus, the INA could significantly affect U.S. utilization of ISS. This report outlines the
history of INA, its effect on Russian and Iranian proliferation, its impact on the ISS
program, and options for resolving associated issues.

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Squassoni, Sharon & Smith, Marcia S. The Iran Nonproliferation Act and the International Space Station: Issues and Options, report, March 2, 2005; Washington D.C.. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metacrs10086/: accessed October 22, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.