The International Space Station and the Iran Nonproliferation Act (INA): The Bush Administration's Proposed INA Amendment

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The Iran Nonproliferation Act (P.L. 106-178), as originally enacted, prohibited the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) from purchasing Russian goods and services for the U.S.-led International Space Station (ISS) unless the President certified that Russia was not proliferating certain technologies to Iran. On July 12, 2005, the Bush Administration submitted to Congress an amendment to allow NASA to purchase goods and services from Russia to support the ISS. That presented a classic policy dilemma. Without access to Russian spacecraft, the U.S. use of the ISS could be extremely limited. Yet Russian entities were continuing proliferation activities relating to missile ... continued below

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Smith, Marcia S. & Squassoni, Sharon December 5, 2005.

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The Iran Nonproliferation Act (P.L. 106-178), as originally enacted, prohibited the
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) from purchasing Russian
goods and services for the U.S.-led International Space Station (ISS) unless the
President certified that Russia was not proliferating certain technologies to Iran. On July
12, 2005, the Bush Administration submitted to Congress an amendment to allow
NASA to purchase goods and services from Russia to support the ISS. That presented
a classic policy dilemma. Without access to Russian spacecraft, the U.S. use of the ISS
could be extremely limited. Yet Russian entities were continuing proliferation activities
relating to missile proliferation according to the Department of State. This report
explains the Bush Administration proposal and resulting congressional action.

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Smith, Marcia S. & Squassoni, Sharon. The International Space Station and the Iran Nonproliferation Act (INA): The Bush Administration's Proposed INA Amendment, report, December 5, 2005; Washington D.C.. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metacrs8328/: accessed February 25, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.