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H.R. 3259: To grant authority to the President to detain non-diplomatic officials of the Government of Iran in the United States and non-diplomatic officials of the Government of Iran in certain other countries until all United States citizens held by the Government of Iran are released and returned to the United States, and for other purposes.

Title: To grant authority to the President to detain non-diplomatic officials of the Government of Iran in the United States and non-diplomatic officials of the Government of Iran in certain other countries until all United States citizens held by the Government of Iran are released and returned to the United States, and for other purposes.

Introduced: Jul 28, 2015 (114th Congress)

Sponsor: Rep. Dana T. Rohrabacher [R-CA48]

Status: Referred to Committee - Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.

Summary: This bill states that Iran is unjustly holding at least three U.S. citizens, Jason Rezaian, Saeed Abedini, and Amir Hekmati, and possibly Robert Levinson, as hostages. The President is authorized to take necessary action to detain non-diplomatic officials of the government of Iran: (1) in the United States, and (2) in any other country whose government provides the United States with prior authorization to take such actions.

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