Summary: S.3689 — 93rd Congress (1973-1974)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in Senate (06/21/1974)

Diplomatic Relations Act - States that the purpose of this Act is to promote the conduct of the foreign relations of the United States by specifying the privileges and immunities to which foreign diplomatic missions and personnel thereof are entitled and by authorizing the President to regulate, consistent with treaties and other international agreements of the United States, customary international law and practice.

Authorizes the President, upon a basis of reciprocity and under such terms and conditions as he may from time to time determine: (1) to apply the treatment prescribed by the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations, or any part or parts thereof, to those foreign diplomatic missions and the personnel thereof not otherwise entitled to such treatment; and (2) to extend more favorable treatment than is provided in the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations to foreign diplomatic missions and the personnel thereof with respect to: (a) exemption from Federal taxes; and (b) immunity from civil and criminal jurisdiction of the United States or of any State, territory, or possession thereof for those persons defined in the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations as the members of the administrative and technical staff and the service staff of the mission.