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Public Papers - 1990 - April

Letter to Congressional Leaders on the Termination of the Emergency With Respect to Panama

1990-04-05

Dear Mr. Speaker: (Dear Mr. President:)

Today I have issued an Executive order, a copy of which is attached, stating that the restoration of a democratically elected government in Panama has ended the unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security, foreign policy, and economy of the United States previously posed by the policies and actions of the Noriega regime. The order therefore terminates the Panamanian emergency declared on April 8, 1988, while preserving enforcement and blocking authorities as authorized by law.

Sincerely,

George Bush

Note: Identical letters were sent to Thomas S. Foley, Speaker of the House of Representatives, and Dan Quayle, President of the Senate. The Executive order is listed in Appendix E at the end of this volume.

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