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Public Papers

Message to the Congress on the Termination of the Sanctions Imposed With Respect to Kuwait


To the Congress of the United States:

I hereby provide notice, consistent with section 586C(c)(2) of the Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 1991 (Public Law 101 - 513), of my intention to terminate, in whole or in part, no sooner than 15 days after the date of this notice, the sanctions imposed with respect to Kuwait pursuant to Executive Order Nos. 12723 and 12725.

George Bush

The White House,

March 8, 1991.