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Public Papers

Memorandum on the Withholding of Assistance to Iraq


Memorandum for Heads of All Departments and Agencies

Subject: Withholding of Assistance to Iraq

Effective immediately, you are instructed not to provide any form of assistance to Iraq, including, but not limited to, financial assistance, loan guarantees, and export licenses.

George Bush