Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 112 Part 5.djvu/46

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112 STAT. 2804 PUBLIC LAW 105-292—OCT. 27, 1998 (B) for a continuation of multilateral negotiations into which the United States has entered to bring about a cessation of the violations by the foreign country; (C)(i) for a review of corrective action taken by the foreign country after designation of such country as a country of particular concern; or (ii) in anticipation that corrective action will be taken by the foreign country during the 90-day period, then the President shall not be required to take action until the expiration of that period of time. (4) EXCEPTION FOR ONGOING PRESIDENTIAL ACTION.—The President shall not be required to take action pursuant to this subsection in the case of a country of particular concern for religious freedom, if with respect to such coxmtry— (A) the President has taken action pursuant to this Act in a preceding year; (B) such action is in effect at the time the country is designated as a country of particular concern for religious freedom under this section; (C) the President reports to Congress the information described in section 404(a)(1), (2), (3), and (4) regarding the actions in effect with respect to the country; and (D) at the time the President determines a country to be a country of particular concern, if that country is already subject to multiple, broad-based sanctions imposed in significant part in response to human rights abuses, and such sanctions are ongoing, the President may determine that one or more of these sanctions also satisfies the requirements of this subsection. In a report to Congress pursuant to section 404(a)(1), (2), (3), and (4), and, as applicable, to section 408, the President must designate the specific sanction or sanctions which he determines satisfy the requirements of this subsection. The sanctions so designated shall remain in effect subject to section 409 of this Act. (d) STATUTORY CONSTRUCTION.—A determination under this Act, or any amendment made by this Act, that a foreign country has engaged in or tolerated particularly severe violations of religious freedom shall not be construed to require the termination of assistance or other activities with respect to that country under any other provision of law, including section 116 or 502B of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 (22 U.S.C. 2151n, 2304). 22 USC 6443. SEC. 403. CONSULTATIONS. (a) IN GENERAL. —As soon as practicable after the President decides to take action under section 401 in response to violations of religious freedom and the President decides to take action under paragraphs (9) through (15) of section 405(a) (or commensurate action in substitution thereto) with respect to that country, or not later than 90 days after the President designates a country as a country of particular concern for religious freedom under section 402, as the case may be, the President shall carry out the consultations required in this section. (b) DUTY TO CONSULT WITH FOREIGN GOVERNMENTS PRIOR To TAKING PRESIDENTIAL ACTIONS.— (1) IN GENERAL.—The President shall—