Sanctions Against Syria


FOREIGN RELATIONS AUTHORIZATION ACT, FISCAL YEARS 1998 AND 1999 (House of Representatives - June 04, 1997)

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AMENDMENT OFFERED BY MR. ENGEL

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Mr. ENGEL. Mr. Chairman, I offer an amendment.

The Clerk read as follows:

Amendment offered by Mr. Engel:

At the end of title XVII (relating to foreign policy provisions) add the following (and conform the table of contents accordingly):

SEC. 1717. SANCTIONS AGAINST SYRIA.
(a) Findings: The Congress finds the following:...

(5) Syria has not signed the Chemical Weapons Convention, and numerous reports indicate that Syria has increased the production and level of sophistication of chemical weapons. Reports also indicate that such unconventional warheads have been loaded on SCUD-type ballistic missiles with the range to reach numerous targets in friendly nations, such as Israel, Turkey, and Jordan...

Mr. ENGEL (during the reading). Mr. Chairman, I ask unanimous consent that the amendment be considered as read and printed in the Record.

The CHAIRMAN pro tempore. Is there objection to the request of the gentleman from New York?

There was no objection.