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Memorandum on Emergency Military Sales to Saudi Arabia

August 26, 1990

Presidential Determination No. 90-36

Memorandum for the Secretary of State

Pursuant to the authority vested in me by Section 614(a)(2) of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, 22 U.S.C. 2364(a)(2), I hereby determine that it is vital to the national security interests of the United States to sell M833 depleted uranium anti-tank ammunition, Stinger missiles, and associated equipment to Saudi Arabia, and hereby authorize such sales notwithstanding the requirements of sections 558 and 580 of the Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 1990 (Public Law 101-167), or any other provision of law within the scope of section 614 that would restrict such sales.

Pursuant to section 36(b)(1) of the Arms Export Control Act, 22 U.S.C. 2776(b)(1), I hereby certify that an emergency exists which requires the immediate sale of 150 M60A3 tanks and 24 F-15C/D aircraft to Saudi Arabia in the national security interests of the United States.

You are hereby authorized and directed to transmit this determination to Congress and to arrange for its publication in the Federal Register.


GEORGE BUSH

THE WHITE HOUSE,

Washington, August 26, 1990.

George Bush, Memorandum on Emergency Military Sales to Saudi Arabia Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/323815

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