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Presidential Memo on KEDO

THE WHITE HOUSE

Office of the Press Secretary


For Immediate Release March 5, 1999

March 4, 1999

                       Presidential Determination
                               No. 99-16

MEMORANDUM FOR THE SECRETARY OF STATE

SUBJECT: U.S. Contribution to KEDO: Certification Under Section

          582(b) of the Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and
          Related Programs Appropriations Act, 1999, as contained in
          Public Law 105-277

Pursuant to section 582(b) of the Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 1999, as contained in Public Law 105-277, I hereby certify that:

(1)(A) the parties to the Agreed Framework have taken and continue to take demonstrable steps to assure that progress is made on the implementation of the January 1, 1992, Joint Declaration on the Denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula in which the Government of North Korea, has committed not to test, manufacture, produce, receive, possess, store, deploy, or use nuclear weapons;

(B) the parties to the Agreed Framework have taken and continue to take demonstrable steps to assure that progress is made on the implementation of the North-South dialogue; and

(C) North Korea is complying with all provisions of the Agreed Framework and with the Confidential Minute between North Korea and the United States.

(2) North Korea is cooperating fully in the canning and safe storage of all spent fuel from its graphite-moderated nuclear reactors;

(3) North Korea has not significantly diverted assistance provided by the United States for purposes for which it was not intended; and

(4) the United States is fully engaged in efforts to impede North Korea's development and export of ballistic missiles.

You are authorized and directed to report this certification to the Congress and to arrange for its publication in the Federal Register.

WILLIAM J. CLINTON

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