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Memorandum on Determination on Military Assistance to El Salvador

January 15, 1991

Presidential Determination No. 91-15

Memorandum for the Secretary of State

By virtue of the authority vested in me by section 531(d) of the Foregin Operations, Export Financing, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 1991 (Public Law 101-513) (the "Act"), I hereby determine that:

(1) proof exists that that Farabundo Marti Liveration Front ("FMLN") is continuing to acquire or receive significant shipments of lethal military assistance from outside El Salvador, and this proof has been shared with the Congress; and

(2) the FMLN is engaging in acts of violence directed at civilian targets, and is failing to control such activities by elements subject to FMLN control.

By virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and laws of the United States, including 3 U.S.C. 301, I hereby delegate to the Secretary of State the functions conferred by section 531(i) of the Act.

You are authorized and directed to report this Determination to the Congress, and to publish it in the Federal Register.


GEORGE BUSH

THE WHITE HOUSE,

Washington, January 15, 1991.

Editorial note: For the statement by Press Secretary Fitzwater on the conditional release of military aid to El Salvador, see the Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents vol. 27, p. 49)

George Bush, Memorandum on Determination on Military Assistance to El Salvador Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/327773

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