White House Statement on the Presidential Determination on Assistance to the Nicaraguan Democratic Resistance
The President today made the determination and certification under section 111(b)(2)(A) of the fiscal year 1988 continuing resolution (P.L. 100 - 202) that permits resumption of transportation of military assistance to the Nicaraguan democratic resistance authorized by the Congress.
Section 111 of the continuing resolution provided for suspension of transportation of military assistance to the resistance on January 12, 1988, and for resumption of such assistance after January 18, 1988, if the President determined and certified to the Congress that:
-- no cease-fire is in place that was agreed to by the Government of Nicaragua and the Nicaraguan democratic resistance;
-- the failure to achieve such a cease-fire results from the lack of good faith efforts by the Government of Nicaragua to achieve such a cease-fire; and
-- the Nicaraguan democratic resistance has engaged in good faith efforts to achieve such a cease-fire.
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