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Executive Order 12918

Issued by William J. Clinton on Thursday 26 May 1994


Prohibiting Certain Transactions With Respect to Rwanda and Delegating Authority With Respect to Other United Nations Arms Embargoes

Federal Register, Volume 59 Issue 103 (Tuesday, May 31, 1994)

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Part V





The President





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Executive Order 12918--
Prohibiting Certain Transactions With Respect to 
Rwanda and Delegating Authority With Respect to Other United Nations 
Arms Embargoes


                        Presidential Documents 


Federal Register
Vol. 59, No. 103
Tuesday, May 31, 1994

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Title 3--
The President
                Executive Order 12918 of May 26, 1994

 
Prohibiting Certain Transactions With Respect to 
                Rwanda and Delegating Authority With Respect to Other 
                United Nations Arms Embargoes

                By the authority vested in me as President by the 
                Constitution and the laws of the United States of 
                America, including section 5 of the United Nations 
                Participation Act of 1945, as amended (22 U.S.C. 287c), 
                the Export Administration Act of 1979, as amended (50 
                U.S.C. App. 2401 et seq.), the Arms Export Control Act 
                (22 U.S.C. 2751 et seq.), and section 301 of title 3, 
                United States Code, and in view of United Nations 
                Security Council Resolution 918 of May 17, 1994, it is 
                hereby ordered as follows:

                Section 1. Arms Embargo. The following activities are 
                prohibited, notwithstanding the existence of any rights 
                or obligations conferred or imposed by any 
                international agreement or any contract entered into or 
                any license or permit granted before the effective date 
                of this order, except to the extent provided in 
                regulations, orders, directives, or licenses that may 
                hereafter be issued pursuant to this order: (a) The 
                sale or supply to Rwanda from the territory of the 
                United States by any person, or by any United States 
                person in any foreign country or other location, or 
                using any U.S.-registered vessel or aircraft, of arms 
                and related materiel of all types, including weapons 
                and ammunition, military vehicles and equipment, 
                paramilitary police equipment, and spare parts for the 
                aforementioned, irrespective of origin. This 
                prohibition does not apply to activities related to the 
                United Nations Assistance Mission for Rwanda or the 
                United Nations Observer Mission Uganda-Rwanda or other 
                entities permitted to have such items by the United 
                Nations Security Council; and

                    (b) Any willful evasion or attempt to violate or 
                evade any of the prohibitions set forth in this order, 
                by any person.

                Sec. 2. Definitions. For purposes of this order, the 
                term: (a) ``Person'' means a natural person as well as 
                a corporation, business association, partnership, 
                society, trust, or any other entity, organization or 
                group, including governmental entities; and

                    (b) ``United States person'' means any citizen or 
                national of the United States, any lawful permanent 
                resident of the United States, or any corporation, 
                business association, partnership, society, trust, or 
                any other entity, organization or group, including 
                governmental entities, organized under the laws of the 
                United States (including foreign branches).

                Sec. 3. Responsibilities. The functions and 
                responsibilities for the enforcement of the foregoing 
                prohibitions are delegated as follows: (a) The 
                Secretary of State is hereby authorized to take such 
                actions, including the promulgation of rules and 
                regulations, and to employ all powers granted to the 
                President by section 5 of the United Nations 
                Participation Act and other authorities available to 
                the Secretary of State, as may be necessary to carry 
                out the purpose of this order, relating to arms and 
                related materiel of a type enumerated on the United 
                States Munitions List (22 C.F.R. Part 121). The 
                Secretary of State may redelegate any of these 
                functions to other officers and agencies of the United 
                States Government; and

                    (b) The Secretary of Commerce, in consultation with 
                the Secretary of State, is hereby authorized to take 
                such actions, including the promulgation of rules and 
                regulations, and to employ all powers granted to the 
                President by section 5 of the United Nations 
                Participation Act and other authorities available to 
                the Secretary of Commerce, as may be necessary to carry 
                out the purpose of this order, relating to arms and 
                related materiel identified in the Export 
                Administration Regulations (15 C.F.R. Parts 730-799). 
                The Secretary of Commerce may redelegate any of these 
                functions to other officers and agencies of the United 
                States Government.

                Sec. 4. Authorization. All agencies of the United 
                States Government are hereby directed to take all 
                appropriate measures within their authority to carry 
                out the provisions of this order, including suspension 
                or termination of licenses or other authorizations in 
                effect as of the date of this order.

                Sec. 5. Delegation of Authority. The Secretary of State 
                and the Secretary of Commerce in consultation with the 
                Secretary of State are hereby authorized to promulgate 
                rules and regulations, and to employ all powers granted 
                to the President by section 5 of the United Nations 
                Participation Act and not otherwise delegated by 
                Executive order, as may be necessary to carry out the 
                purpose of implementing any other arms embargo mandated 
                by resolution of the United Nations Security Council, 
                consistent with the allocation of functions delegated 
                under section 3 of this order. The Secretary of State 
                or the Secretary of Commerce may redelegate any of 
                these functions to other officers and agencies of the 
                United States Government.

                Sec. 6. Judicial Review. Nothing contained in this 
                order shall create any right or benefit, substantive or 
                procedural, enforceable by any party against the United 
                States, its agencies or instrumentalities, its officers 
                or employees, or any other person.

                Sec. 7. Effective Date. This order shall take effect at 
                11:59 p.m. eastern daylight time on May 26, 1994.

                    (Presidential Sig.)>


                THE WHITE HOUSE,

                    May 26, 1994.

[FR Doc. 94-13391
Filed 5-27-94; 11:06 am]
Billing code 3195-01-P


Citation:
See: 59 FR 28583
 

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