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Approved For Release 2007105/14 :CIA-RQP84B00274R000300020016-1 RESTRICTIONS ON MILITARY ASSISTANCE AND SALES TO EL SALVADOR SEC. 7;28. (aXl) The Congress Ends that peaceful and democratic development in Central America is in the interest of the United States and of the community o~'American States generally, that the recent civil strife in El Salvador has caused great human suffering and disruption to the economy of that country, and that substantial assistance to EZ Salvador is necessary to help alleviate that suffer- ing and to promote economic recovery within a peaceful and demo- cmtic process. Moreover, the Congress recognizes that the efforts of the Government o El Salvador to achieve these goals are affected by the activities o~forces beyond its control. (,2) Taking note of the substantial progress made by the Govern- ment of EZ Salvador in land and banking reforms, the Congress de- clares it should be the policy o}' the United States to encourage and support the Government of EI Salvador in the implementation of these reforms. (3I The United States also welcomes the continuing efforts of President Duarte and his supporters in the Government of El Salva- dor to establish greater control over the activities of members of the armed forces and government security forces. The Congress fends that it is in the interest of the United States to cooperate with the Duarte government in putting an end to violence in EZ Salvador by extremist elements among both the insurgents and the security forces, and in establishing a unified command and control of all government forces. (.~) The United States supports the holding of free, fair, and open elections in EZ Salvador at the earliest date. The Congress notes the progress being made by the Duarte government in this area, as evi- denced by the appointment of an electornl commission. (b) In fiscal year 1982 and 1983, funds may be obli aced for assist- ance for El Salvador under chapter 2 or 5 of part I~ of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, letters of offer may be issued and credits and guarantees may be extended for EZ Salvador under the Arms Export Control Act, and members of the Armed Forces may be as- signed or detailed to EZ Salvador to carry out functions under the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 or the Arms Export Control Act, only if not later than 30 da s after the date o ena~ctme~nt ,off this Act and e~ver~ one tun re an etgh,~ ays t erect ter, the Yresi e~a~a cer ication an accordance wit s~io~ c e rest ent oes not ma a suc a certi ication at any of the specified times then the President shall imme tately- (1) suspend all expenditures of funds and other deliveries of assistance or EZ Salvador which were obligated under chapters?? 2 and 5 o part II of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 after the date of enactment of this Act; (2) withhold all approvals for use of credits and guarantees for EI Salvador which were extended under the Arms Export Control Act after the date of enactment of this Act; (3) suspend all deliveries of defense articles, defense services, and design and construction services to El Salvador which were sold under the Arms Export Control Act after the date of enact- ment of this Act; and (.?) order the prompt withdrawal from EZ Salvador of all members of the Armed Forces performing defense services, con- ducting international military education and training activi- ties, or performing management functions under section 515 of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961. Any suspension of assistance pursuant to paragraphs (1) through (4) o}' this subsection shall remain in effect during fiscal year 1982 and during fiscal year 1983 until such time as the President makes a certification in accordance with subsection (d). (d) The certification required by subsection (b) is a certification by the President to the Speaker of the House of Representatives and to the chairman of the Committee on Foreign Relations of the Senate of a determination that the Government of El Salvador- (1) is maki as concerted and significant a fort to comply with a~i'~err~a~"to-may reeognized~man nigh ~? Approved For Release 2007/05114 :CIA-RDP84B00274R000300020016-1 aye esln 'nmxv_SS to znn solution to involve a commitment to- a renouncement o r milita or ramilitary activat an t .e Zctornl~rocess with internationally recognized observers. Each such certification shall discuss fully and completely the justi- ~cation for making each of the determinations required by para- graphs (1) through