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Whereas the Government of Argentina supports the 1996

Declaration of Lima To Prevent, Combat and Eliminate Terrorism, which refers to tcrrorism as a serious form of organized and systematic violence that is intended to generate chaos and fear among the population, results in death and destruction, and is a repreheusible criminal activity, as well as the 1998 Commitment of Mar del Plata which calls terrorist acts serious common crimes that erode peaceful and civilized coexistence, affect the rule of law and the exercise of democracy, and endanger the stability of democratically elected constitutional governments

and the socio-economic development of our countries; and Whereas it is the long-standing policy of the United States

to stand firm against terrorist attacks wherever and whenever they occur and to work with its allies to ensure

that justice is doue; Now, therefore, be it 1 Resolved, That the House of Representatives

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(1) reiterates its condemnation of the attack on

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the AMLA Jewish Community Center in Buenos

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Aires, Argentina in July, 1994, and honors the vic

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(2) strongly urges the Government of Argentina to fulfill its international obligations and its promise to the Argentine people by pursuing the local and

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international connections to this act of terrorism,

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wherever they may lead, and to duly punish all those who were involved;

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(3) calls on the President to raise this issue in

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bilateral discussions with Argentine officials and to

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sist, if required by the Government of Argentina, in the investigation of this terrorist attack;

(5) encourages the President to direct United

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States law enforcement agencies to provide support

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and cooperation to the Government of Argentina, if

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requested, for purposes of the investigation into this bombing and terrorist activities in the tri-border

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area; and

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(6) desires a lasting, warm relationship between

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AMENDMENT TO H.RES. 531

OFFERED BY MR. GEJDENSON

After the 10th clause of the preamble insert the fol

lowing:

Whereas the Government of Argentina was successful in

enacting a law on cooperation from defendants in terrorist matters, a law that will be helpful in pursuing full prosecution in this and other terrorist cases; and

In the 3rd paragraph after the resolving clanse, insert "to continue" after "President”..

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AMENDMENT TO H. RES. 531

OFFERED BY MR. GILLMOR

Strike the fourth clause of the preamble.

June 29, 2000 (1:57 PM)

AYMENDMENT TO H. RES. 531
OFFERED BY MR. GILLMOR

Insert the following after the thind whereas clause:

"Whereas the current government in Argentina has made a commitment to combating international terrorism as illustrated by their contribution to the creation of the new Organization of American States' Inter-American CounterTerrorism Committee."

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