January 25, 2002
MEMORANDUM FOR THE SECRETARY OF STATE
SUBJECT: Waiver of Section 907 of the FREEDOM Support Act with
Respect to Assistance to the Government of Azerbaijan
Pursuant to the authority contained in Title II of the "Kenneth M. Ludden
Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and Related Programs Appropriations Act,
2002" (Public Law 107-115), I hereby determine and certify that a waiver
of section 907 of the FREEDOM Support Act of 1992 (Public Law 102-511):
$ is necessary to support U.S. efforts to counter international terrorism;
$ is necessary to support the operational readiness of U.S. Armed Forces or
coalition partners to counter international terrorism;
$ is important to Azerbaijan's border security; and
$ will not undermine or hamper ongoing efforts to negotiate a peaceful settlement
between Armenia and Azerbaijan or be used for offensive purposes against Armenia.
Accordingly, I hereby waive section 907 of the FREEDOM Support Act.
You are authorized and directed to notify the Congress of this determination
and to arrange for its publication in the Federal Register.