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For Immediate Release
Office of the Press Secretary
August 6, 2004

Memorandum for the Secretary of State
Presidential Determination No. 2004-41

SUBJECT: Waiving Prohibition on United States Military Assistance with Respect to the Republic of the Congo

Consistent with the authority vested in me by section 2007 of the American Servicemembers' Protection Act of 2002 (the "Act"), title II of Public Law 107-206 (22 U.S.C. 7421 et seq.), I hereby:

  • Determine that the Republic of the Congo has entered into an agreement with the United States pursuant to Article 98 of the Rome Statute preventing the International Criminal Court from proceeding against U.S. personnel present in such countries; and
  • Waive the prohibition of section 2007(a) of the Act with respect to this country for as long as such agreement remains in force.

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


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