S.Con.Res.116 - A concurrent resolution expressing the sense of the Congress on the Baltic States question.96th Congress (1979-1980)
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|Sponsor:||Sen. Thurmond, Strom [R-SC] (Introduced 08/26/1980)|
|Committees:||Senate - Foreign Relations|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 08/26/1980 Referred to Senate Committee on Foreign Relations. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.Con.Res.116 — 96th Congress (1979-1980)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (08/26/1980)
Declares the sense of the Congress that the President and the Secretary of State should take all necessary steps to: (1) bring the Baltic States question before the United Nations; and (2) urge the United Nations to request the Soviet Union to withdraw all non-native troops, agents, colonists, and controls from the Republics of Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia, and to return all Baltic exiles from Siberia and from prisons and labor camps in the Soviet Union.
Requires the Secretary of State to do his utmost to bring the matter of the Baltic States to the attention of all nations by means of special radio programs and publications. Declares that the United States should not agree to the recognition of the Soviet Union's annexation of Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia.
Directs the President to take steps to provide that all maps of Europe show the Republics of Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia as independent states.
Calls for a return of self-determination to the peoples of Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia through free elections conducted under the auspices of the United Nations.