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Memorandum on Assistance to the Nicaraguan Democratic Resistance

October 22, 1986

Presidential Determination No. 87-2

Memorandum for the Secretary of State

In accordance with Title II, Section 211(d)(1), of the act making appropriations for military construction for the Department of Defense for the fiscal year ending September 30, 1987, as contained in Public Law 99-500, approved on October 18, 1986 (the "Act"), I hereby determine that the conditions set forth in that section with respect to the Nicaraguan democratic resistance have been met, specifically:

That Nicaraguan democratic resistance groups receiving assistance under the Act have agreed to and are beginning to implement:

(a) Confederation and reform measures to broaden their leadership base;

(b) coordination of their efforts;

(c) elimination of human rights abuses;

(d) pursuit of a defined and coordinated program for achieving representative democracy in Nicaragua;

(e) subordination of military forces to civilian leadership; and

(f) application of rigorous standards, procedures, and controls to assure that funds transferred under Section 206(a) of the Act are fully accounted for and are used exclusively for the purpose authorized by the Act.

In making this determination, I have taken into account the factors set forth in Section 211(d)(2) of the Act.

You are hereby directed to report this determination to the Congress. This memorandum shall be published in the Federal Register.



Washington, October 22, 1986.

Ronald Reagan, Memorandum on Assistance to the Nicaraguan Democratic Resistance Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project

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