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PUBLIC LAW 98-000—MMMM. DD, 1984

98 STAT. 1902

Loans. Israel.

Palestine Liberation Organization.

El Salvador.

Report.

PUBLIC LAW 98-473—OCT. 12, 1984

to any memorandum of understanding or other international agreement described by such subsection which is in effect on the date of enactment of this Act. (c) Not later than six months after the date of entry into force of each memorandum of understanding or other international agreement described in subsection (a), and upon the date of termination of each such memorandum or agreement, the President shall prepare and transmit to the committees referred to in subsection (a) a report describing the progress achieved in carrying out the provisions of such memorandum or agreement, including the progress achieved in carrying out the provisions of clauses (A) through (E) of subsection (a)(3). SEC. 534. The Congress finds that progress on the peace process in the Middle East is vitally important to United States security interests in the region. The Congress recognizes that, in fulfilling its obligations under the Treaty of Peace Between the Arab Republic of Egypt and the State of Israel, done at Washington on March 26, 1979, Israel incurred severe economic burdens. Furthermore, the Congress recognizes that an economically and militarily secure Israel serves the security interests of the United States, for a secure Israel is an Israel which has the incentive and confidence to continue pursuing the peace process. Therefore, the Congress declares that it is the policy and the intention of the United States that the funds provided in annual appropriations for the Economic Support Fund which are allocated to Israel shall not be less than the annual debt repayment (interest and principal) from Israel to the United States Government in recognition that such a principle serves United States interests in the region. SEC. 535. In reaffirmation of the 1975 memorandum of agreement between the United States and Israel, and in accordance with section 909 of the International Security and Development Cooperation Act of 1984, as passed by the House of Representatives on May 10, 1984, no employee of or individual acting on behalf of the United States Government shall recognize or negotiate with the Palestine Liberation Organization or representatives thereof, so long as the Palestine Liberation Organization does not recognize Israel's right to exist, does not accept Security Council Resolutions 242 and 338, and does not renounce the use of terrorism. SEC. 536. None of the funds made available in this Act shall be restricted for obligation or disbursement solely as a result of the policies of any multilateral institution. SEC. 537. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, if at any time following the appropriation of funds herein the duly elected President of El Salvador should be deposed by military coup or decree all funds appropriated herein for El Salvador and not theretofore obligated or expended shall not thereafter be available for expenditure or obligation unless reappropriated by Congress. SEC. 538. Ceilings and earmarks contained in this Act shall not be applicable to funds or authorities appropriated or otherwise made available by any subsequent act unless such act specifically so directs. SEC. 539. The Secretary of the Treasury and the Secretary of State are directed to submit to the Committees on Foreign Affairs and the Committees on Appropriations by February 1, 1985, a report on the domestic economic policies of those nations receiving economic assistance, either directly or indirectly from the United States