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CONCURRENT RESOLUTIONS—OCT. 16, 1986
Israel) have suffered from intentional harmful interference caused by the Soviet Union; Whereas, by engaging in activities causing harmful interference with broadcasts of radio services of other nations, the Soviet Union repudiates its own commitments to, and fails to meet its obligations under, international agreements (such as the International Telecommunications Convention of 1973 and the Final Act of the Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe) and United Nations resolutions (such as the Universal Declaration of Human Rights); Whereas jamming prevents millions of people in Eastern Europe and the Soviet Union from receiving information essential to their health and well-being, which was illustrated by the recent disaster at Chernobyl during which the Western radios presented vital information for the preservation of life and property; Whereas the effects of jamming, which cannot be limited only to the targeted frequencies, results in interference with the broadcasts on adjacent frequencies and has caused substantially aggravated congestion in the high frequency band used in domestic shortwave broadcasts; and Whereas the International Frequency Registration Board, pursuant to a resolution passed by the International Telecommunications Union during the 1984 first session of the World Administrative Radio Conference on International Broadcasting, has issued a report finding that the Soviet Union, Poland, and Czechoslovakia engage in activities causing harmful interference to the broadcasts of the Voice of America and RFE/RL, Incorporated: Now, therefore, be it Resolved by the House of Representatives (the Senate concurring). That the Congress, recognizing the importance of improving the open and free flow of information among the peoples of the world, calls upon the Governments of the Soviet Union, Poland, and Czechoslovakia to cease activities causing harmful interference to the broadcasts of the Voice of America and RFE/RL, Incorporated. Agreed to October 9, 1986.
Oct. 16, 1986 DR. NAUM MEIMAN AND INNA KITROSSKAYA[H. Con. Res. 404] MEIMAN—EMIGRATION FROM SOVIET UNION Whereas the Helsinki Final Act of the Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe commits the signatory countries to respect human rights and fundamental freedoms; Whereas the signatory countries have pledged themselves to "fulfill in good faith their obligations under international law"; Whereas the signatory countries to the Final Act have declared their responsibility to "deal in a positive and humanitarian spirit with applications of persons who wish to be reunited with members of their family, with special attention being given to requests of an urgent character—such as requests submitted by persons who are ill and old"; Whereas the Concluding Document of the Madrid Meeting of the Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe provides for the signatories to "favorably deal with" and "decide upon" applications for family reunification and to decide on such applications "within six months";