3 pt1 Department of State Dispatch 54 (1992)
UN Security Council Votes on the Situation in the Occupied Territories

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Lifting the US Embargo Against Cambodia

Fact sheet released by the Office of
the Assistant Secretary for Public
Affairs/Department Spokesman,
Washington, DC, January 10, 1992.
President Bush announced on
January 4 in Singapore that the
United States has lifted its embargo
against Cambodia.
* The President's memorandum to
the Secretaries of State, Treasury, and
Commerce directing that the embargo
be lifted is dated January 3, effective
date of the lifting of the embargo.
* Secretary Baker had announced
that this decision would be made as
soon as the UN began to implement the
settlement plan; UN military officers
are now deployed at the four factional
headquarters, the Mixed Military
Working Group has met, and the

Supreme National Council met for
the first time in Phnom Penh on
December 30.
Lifting the embargo removes all
mandatory restrictions on exports,
imports, financial transactions (other
than the continued freeze on blocked
accounts), telecommunications, and
travel, occurring after January 2, 1992.
9 The Department of Treasury no
longer requires licenses for any new
trade or financial transactions with
e The amendment of OFAC [Office
of Foreign Assets Control] Regulations
pertaining to Cambodia will appear in
the Federal Register shortly.
a The Department of Commerce
will also amend its regulations as
appropriate to exempt Cambodia from
existing foreign policy export controls

UN Security Council
Resolution 726
(January 6, 1992)
The Security Council,
Recalling the obligations of
Member States under the United
Nations Charter,
Recalling its resolution 607 (1988),
608 (1988), 636 (1989), 641 (1989), and
694 (1991),
Having been apprised of the
decision of Israel, the occupying
Power, to deport twelve Palestinian
civilians from the occupied Palestinian
1. Strongly condemns the decision
of Israel, the occupying Power, to
resume deportations of Palestinian
2. Reaffirms the applicability of
the Fourth Geneva Convention of 12

August 1949 to all the Palestinian
territories occupied by Israel since
1967, including Jerusalem;
3. Requests Israel, the occupying
Power, to refrain from deporting any
Palestinian civilian from the occupied
4. Also requests Israel, the occupy-
ing Power, to ensure the safe and
immediate return to the occupied
territories of all those deported;
5. Decides to keep the matter
under review.
VOTE: Unanimous (15-0).
US Position
Statement by Thomas R. Pickering,
US Permanent Representative to
the United Nations, New York City,
January 6, 1992.
The US Government believes that
deportation of individuals from
the occupied territories is a violation of

implementing the embargo. It is
preparing guidance for exporters for
the interim period before regulations
are published in the Federal Register.
* Pending the publication of these
new export control regulations,
however, exporters are still required to
apply to the Department of Commerce
for authorization to export.
9 The assets of the Cambodian
Government and Cambodian nationals
which are in the United States or
within the jurisdiction or control of
persons subject to US jurisdiction and
which are now blocked under the
Foreign Assets Control Regulations
will remain blocked, however, until a
settlement agreement is reached with a
new Cambodian Government.
- The US decision to lift the
embargo is part of our overall effort to
support the UN settlement in Cambo-
dia and to remain fully engaged in the
Asia-Pacific region.
o This action does not affect the
embargo against Vietnam. U
Article 49 of the Fourth Geneva
Convention as it pertains to the
treatment of inhabitants of occupied
territories. Any persons charged with
wrongdoing should be brought before a
court of law based on the evidence and
be given a fair trial, which would afford
a full judicial process. If found guilty,
parties should be imprisoned. We have
repeatedly urged the Government of
Israel immediately and permanently to
cease deportations and to comply fully
with the Fourth Geneva Convention in
all of the territories which it has
occupied since June 5, 1967. We have,
therefore, voted in favor of this
resolution which calls on Israel to
refrain from deporting any Palestinian
civilian from the occupied territories.
The US Government also views
with concern the rise of violence in the
occupied territories in recent months.
We condemn, and we believe all
countries should condemn, the increas-
ing attacks on and deaths of Israelis,
just as we condemn attacks on and
deaths of Palestinians. Violence
against Israelis and Palestinians is
wrong and can do nothing to contribute
to a resolution of the Arab-Israeli

US Department of State Dispatch                              January 20,1992

UN Security Council Votes on the
Situation in the Occupied Territories

US Department of State Dispatch

January 20, 1992

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