Moran, McCaul Introduce No Technology for Terror Act
WASHINGTON, D.C., December 7, 2023
Washington, D.C. – Congressmen Nathaniel Moran (TX-01), member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, and Michael McCaul (TX-10), Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, introduced the No Technology for Terror Act. This legislation makes permanent existing U.S. export control restrictions that prohibit the transfer of American made technology to Iran.
“Keeping American technology out of the hands of Iran is imperative to maintaining peace and our national security while cutting off the growing influence of evil,” said Congressman Nathaniel Moran. “The No Technology for Terror Act would make permanent the restrictions on the re-transfer of U.S. technology to Iran who uses this same technology to build weapons systems such as drones to attack our troops overseas and our key allies. We must restrain Iran’s growing aggression and their support to terror groups and authoritarian regimes, including Russia.”
“As Iran and its terrorist proxies continue to sow instability on a global scale, it is critical we take urgent action to restrict Iran’s access to the technology it needs to manufacture lethal missiles and drones. These are the same weapons being used by to target U.S. servicemembers, fuel Putin’s war against Ukraine, and undermine Israeli security. I’m proud to support the No Tech for Terror Act that is sponsored by my good friend and fellow Texas Rep. Nathaniel Moran. This bill will help ensure Iran cannot continue to proliferate their deadly weapons with impunity,” said Chairman Michael McCaul.
The No Technology for Terror Act extends the “foreign direct product rule" to Iran, which restricts the re-export or transfer of U.S. originated items from one foreign country to Iran. The products include technology and equipment such as cameras, lasers, and sensors.
Iran is notorious for building lethal drone fleets and other weapons systems using basic technology that is then used by terrorist organizations who attack U.S. servicemembers in the Middle East and by Vladimir Putin in their relentless attack on Ukraine. The No Technology for Terror Act uses U.S. export controls to inhibit Iran’s ability to manufacture lethal weapons systems for terror.