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For Immediate Release
Office of the Press Secretary
November 28, 2006

Memorandum for the Secretary of State

SUBJECT: Waiving the Prohibition on the Use of Fiscal Year 2006 Economic Support Funds with Respect to Various Parties to the Rome Statute Establishing the International Criminal Court

Pursuant to the authority vested in me by the Constitution and laws of the United States, including section 574 of the Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2006 (the "Act"), Public Law 109-102, I hereby:

  • Determine that it is important to the national interests of the United States to waive the prohibition of section 574(a) of the Act with respect to Bolivia, Costa Rica, Cyprus, Ecuador, Kenya, Mali, Mexico, Namibia, Niger, Paraguay, Peru, Samoa, South Africa, and Tanzania; and
  • Waive the prohibition of section 574(a) of the Act with respect to these countries.

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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