Pursuant to the authority contained in Title II of the Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2002 (Pub. L. 107-115), Executive Order 12163, as amended by Executive Order 13346, and Delegation of Authority 245, I hereby determine and certify that extending the waiver of section 907 of the FREEDOM Support Act of 1992 (Pub. L. 102-511):
- Is necessary to support United States efforts to counter international terrorism;
- is necessary to support the operational readiness of United States 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 extend the waiver of section 907 of the FREEDOM Support Act. This determination shall be published in the Federal Register and copies shall be provided to the appropriate committees in Congress.Start Signature
Dated: March 7, 2008.
John D. Negroponte,
Deputy Secretary of State, Department of State.
[FR Doc. E8-5754 Filed 3-20-08; 8:45 am]
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