S.Con.Res.151 - A concurrent resolution expressing the sense of the Congress on United States policy toward Afghanistan.99th Congress (1985-1986)
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|Sponsor:||Sen. Byrd, Robert C. [D-WV] (Introduced 06/19/1986)|
|Committees:||Senate - Foreign Relations|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 06/19/1986 Referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.Con.Res.151 — 99th Congress (1985-1986)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (06/19/1986)
Declares that the United States, as long as Soviet forces occupy Afghanistan, should support the efforts of the Afghan people to regain their sovereignty through: (1) appropriate provisions of U.S. material assistance; (2) renewed multilateral initiatives aimed at Soviet military withdrawal and the return of an independent Afghanistan; (3) efforts to remove Soviet barriers to the reporting of events in Afghanistan by international journalists; and (4) efforts to impress upon the Soviet leadership that continued military action imposes on the relationship between the United States and the Soviet Union.
Urges the Secretary of State to: (1) determine if Soviet actions against the Afghan people constitute genocide and, if so, report findings and recommendations to the President and the Congress; and (2) review U.S. policy with respect to its recognition of the Soviet-backed government in Kabul, Afghanistan.