S.Res.248 - A resolution relating to the violence in Liberia.104th Congress (1995-1996)
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|Sponsor:||Sen. Feingold, Russell D. [D-WI] (Introduced 04/18/1996)|
|Committees:||Senate - Foreign Relations|
|Latest Action:||04/18/1996 Referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations.|
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Summary: S.Res.248 — 104th Congress (1995-1996)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (04/18/1996)
Commends the U.S. armed forces and U.S. Embassy personnel for the successful evacuation of over 1,795 people from Liberia.
Declares that a breakdown of the Abuja process would have disastrous humanitarian ramifications and seriously threaten other U.S. interests in West Africa.
Calls upon all factions to reach a cease-fire and recommit themselves to the Abuja process.
Urges the Administration to: (1) identify funds that could be either reprogrammed or transferred and used to support additional non-Nigerian West African peacekeepers; (2) consider the provision of excess defense articles for communications and logistical support and training for crowd-control techniques for non-Nigerian troops to participate effectively in a West African peacekeeping force; (3) use its influence with other nations with interests in Liberia to solicit further support for West African peacekeeping forces, including their participation at the April 26 meeting of a newly formed Contact Group in Liberia; and (4) lead United Nations (UN) efforts to activate a Commission to develop an implementation plan and sanctions against those parties violating the UN arms embargo on Liberia.