H.Res.81 - Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the North Atlantic Treaty Organization must begin to plan steps for the defense of Turkey as requested by that nation.108th Congress (2003-2004)
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|Sponsor:||Rep. Bereuter, Doug [R-NE-1] (Introduced 02/13/2003)|
|Committees:||House - International Relations|
|Latest Action:||House - 02/13/2003 Referred to the House Committee on International Relations. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.Res.81 — 108th Congress (2003-2004)All Information (Except Text)
Declares that the United States: (1) must honor its treaty commitment to defend Turkey should it be attacked by Iraq; (2) must assist Turkey in planning its defense as requested by the Turkish government in the North Atlantic Council (NAC), regardless of whether such action is approved by the NAC or such action is blocked within the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO); and (3) should encourage all NATO allies to fulfill their treaty commitments to give similar assistance to the Turkish government.
Introduced in House (02/13/2003)
Declares that Turkey's invocation of the North Atlantic Treaty on February 10, 2003, means that France, Germany, and Belgium must honor their North Atlantic Treaty commitments and approve Turkey's request that NATO begin planning steps to defend it against a possible attack from Iraq.