H.R.2471, Consolidated Appropriations Act – Saudi Arabia
H.R.2471 became public law on March 15, 2022. In reference to Saudi Arabia, the Act declares:
- None of the funds appropriated in the Act in reference to International Military Education and Training should be made available to assist the government of Saudi Arabia.
- None of the funds appropriated by the Act or by prior Acts making appropriations for the Department of State or foreign operations, should be expended by the Export-Import Bank of the U.S. to give credit in connection with the export of nuclear technology, or related goods and services to Saudi Arabia. An exception to this can be made if Saudi Arabia has a nuclear cooperation agreement in effect that is pursuant to the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, if they have committed to renounce uranium enrichment, and if they have signed and implemented an Additional Protocol to its Comprehensive Safeguards Agreement with the International Atomic Energy Agency.
- Within Section 711 of the Act, the National Intelligence Council must produce a National Intelligence Estimate on the situation in Afghanistan. The military presence, economic presence, and diplomatic presence of the Taliban in the region including GCC countries should be included in this report.
- Within Section 712 of the Act, the Director of National Intelligence must produce a report on the collection posture of the intelligence community and other matters relating to Afghanistan, including any financial and nonfinancial contributions to the Taliban from foreign countries, including GCC countries.
- The Director of National Intelligence shall submit a report on the threat of extremist ideologies propagated from Saudi Arabia, and the failure of the government of Saudi Arabia to prevent the spread and promotion of these ideologies. This report is due no later than May 30, 2022.