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UNCLASSIFIED
THE WHITE HOUSE
WASHINGTON

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July 12, 1983


National Security Decision
Directive Number 99

United States Security Strategy for the Near East and South Asia (S)

The recent National Security Study, NSSD-4/82, reaffirmed the basic soundness of the purposes and objectives of our National Security Policy toward the Near East and South Asia. The derivative and complementary regional security interests, objectives and strategy outlined in NSSD-4 are approved and restated herewith: (U)

U.S. Regional Interests

 
 
  (S) 1.5(d)

 
  (TS) 1.5(g)

U.S. Regional Security Objectives

 
  (S)

 
  (TS) 1.5(d)

 
  (S) 1.5(g)

 
  (S)

-- to obtain a comprehensive and lasting peace between Israel and her Arab neighbors and the resolution of the Palestinian problem based upon the principles outlined by the President on September 1, 1982. (U)

-- to help resolve other regional conflicts that threaten our interests. (U)

-- to strengthen regional stability by measures to improve economic conditions and indigenous defense capabilities. (U)

  (S)

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DECL: OADR
COPY 1h OF 9 COPIES
Partial Declassified on 8/22/96
under provisions of E.O. 12958
by D. Van Tassel National Security Council
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