Description: TO PASS S. 846, MAKING IT POSSIBLE, ON A CONTINGENT BASIS, TO RESUME U.S. MILITARY ASSISTANCE TO TURKEY.
Bill summary: (Measure failed of passage in House, roll call #429 (206-223))
Authorizes the President to furnish to Turkey specified defense articles and services for which contracts have been signed, and to issue licenses for the transportation to Turkey of arms, ammunition, and implements of war, provided that Turkey shall observe the cease-fire and shall neither increase its forces on Cyprus nor transfer to Cyprus any United States supplied implements of war.
Stipulates that such authority is also
contingent upon the President determining and certifying to the Congress that the furnishing of such defense articles and defense services, and the issuance of such licenses are important to the national security interests of the United States. Authorizes, under the same conditions, the suspension of the prohibitions of this Act with respect to sales, credits, and guaranties for the procurement of such defense articles and services as are necessary in order to enable Turkey to fulfill her responsibilities under the North Atlantic Treaty Organization.
Requests the President to initiate discussions with Greece to determine the most urgent needs of Greece for military and economic assistance.
Directs the President to submit to Congress within 60 days after enactment of this Act and each succeeding 60-day period a report on progress during such period toward a negotiated solution of the Cyprus conflict.
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Bill titles: A bill to authorize the further suspension of prohibitions against military assistance to Turkey, and for other purposes.
Original source documents: Digest of the Congressional Record vol. 121-80, p. S8651;
Links for more info on the vote: congress.gov