22 U.S. Code § 8784 - Rule of construction with respect to use of force against Iran and Syria

Nothing in this Act or the amendments made by this Act shall be construed as a declaration of war or an authorization of the use of force against Iran or Syria.

Editorial Notes
References in Text

This Act, referred to in text, is Pub. L. 112–158, Aug. 10, 2012, 126 Stat. 1214, known as the Iran Threat Reduction and Syria Human Rights Act of 2012, which is classified principally to this chapter. For complete classification of this Act to the Code, see Short Title note set out under section 8701 of this title and Tables.

Statutory Notes and Related Subsidiaries
Rule of Construction for Specific Acts

Pub. L. 116–92, div. A, title XII, § 1284, Dec. 20, 2019, 133 Stat. 1708, provided that:

“Nothing in this Act [see Tables for classification], or any amendment made by this Act, may be construed to authorize the use of military force, including the use of military force against Iran or any other country.”

Pub. L. 115–232, div. A, title XII, § 1295, Aug. 13, 2018, 132 Stat. 2088, provided that:

“Nothing in this Act [see Tables for classification] may be construed to authorize the use of force against Iran or North Korea.”

Pub. L. 114–92, div. A, title XII, § 1235, Nov. 25, 2015, 129 Stat. 1059, provided that:

“Nothing in this Act [see Tables for classification] shall be construed as authorizing the use of force against Iran.”

Pub. L. 113–291, div. A, title XII, § 1279, Dec. 19, 2014, 128 Stat. 3593, provided that:

“Nothing in this Act [see Tables for classification] shall be construed as authorizing the use of force against Iran.”

Pub. L. 113–66, div. A, title XII, § 1252, Dec. 26, 2013, 127 Stat. 926, provided that:

“Nothing in this Act [see Tables for classification] shall be construed as authorizing the use of force against Syria or Iran.”

Pub. L. 112–239, div. A, title XII, § 1234, Jan. 2, 2013, 126 Stat. 2004, provided that:

“Nothing in this Act [see Tables for classification] shall be construed as authorizing the use of force against Iran.”