Developments in the Middle East, March 1988: Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Europe and the Middle East of the Committee on Foreign Affairs, House of Representatives, One Hundredth Congress, Second Session, March 15, 1988, Volumul 4

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Pagina 2 - Rayburn House Office Building, Hon. Lee H. Hamilton (chairman of the subcommittee) presiding. Mr. HAMILTON. The meeting of the subcommittee will come to order. The...
Pagina 63 - Exceptional circumstances such as a state of war or a threat of war, internal political instability or any other public emergency may not be invoked as a justification of torture or other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment.
Pagina 63 - The use of firearms is considered an extreme measure. Every effort should be made to exclude the use of firearms, especially against children. In general, firearms should not be used except when a suspected offender offers armed resistance or otherwise jeopardises the lives of others and less extreme measures are not sufficient to restrain or apprehend the suspected offender.
Pagina 28 - ArabIsraeli conflict and the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council. All participants in the conference must accept United Nations Security Council Resolutions 242 and 338, and renounce violence and terrorism. The parties to each bilateral negotiation may refer reports on the status of their negotiations to the conference, in a manner to be agreed. The conference will not be able to impose solutions or veto agreements reached. Palestinian representation will be within the Jordanian-Palesti...
Pagina 2 - That statement, of course, will be entered into the record in full. And you may proceed, as you see fit, Mr.
Pagina 63 - To be tried in their presence and to defend themselves in person or through legal assistance of their own choosing; to be informed, if they do not have legal assistance, of this right; and to have legal assistance...
Pagina 9 - ... to the letter of reply of the Government of Israel in confirmation of this statement. The agreed objective is a comprehensive peace providing for the security of all the states in the region and for the legitimate rights of the Palestinian people. Negotiations will start on an early date certain between Israel and each of its neighbors which is willing to do so.
Pagina 54 - ... negotiations between the Jordanian-Palestinian and Israeli delegations. Negotiations between the Israeli delegation and the Jordanian-Palestinian delegation will proceed independently of any other negotiations. This statement of understandings is an integral whole. The United States understands that your acceptance is dependent on the implementation of each element in good faith. Sincerely yours, George P. Shultz. DECLARATION OF PALESTINIAN INDEPENDENCE In November 1988, the 19th session of the...
Pagina 110 - ... legislation would effectively require the United States to deny PLO observers the entry, transit, and residence rights required by sections 11-13 and, as a later enacted statute, would supersede the Headquarters Agreement in this regard as a matter of domestic law. The proposed legislation would also ... break a 40-year practice regarding observer missions by nations hosting UN bodies and could legitimately be viewed as inconsistent with our responsibilities under sections 11-13 of the United...
Pagina 15 - Iran have mobilized public interest and sparked political controversy. -1DAS a result, Iran generally has not been able to buy the parts and replacements for the modern Western weaponry inherited from the Shah's regime and has found it difficult to buy new high-tech, modern military systems from the West. Iran has been forced to pay high prices, buy in small lots, and ship through slow, roundabout channels. We believe that this has had a significant effect on Iranian military capabilities.

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