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Jimmy Carter Administration: Executive Order 12227 on the United States Sinai Support Mission

(July 22, 1980)

By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and statutes of the United States of America, including Chapter 6 of Part II of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, as amended (22 U.S.C. 2348, 2348a.-2348c.), Sections l(b) and 1(c) of Executive Order No. 11896 of January 13, 1976, as amended, are hereby further amended to read as follows:

"(b) The Mission shall, in accordance with the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, as amended, including Part II, Chapter 6 thereof, the Joint Resolution of October 13, 1975 (Public Law 94-110, 89 Stat. 572, 22 U.S.C. 2441 note), and the provisions of this Order, assist in the implementation of the provisions of Annex I and the Appendix to Annex I of the Treaty of Peace between the Arab Republic of Egypt and the State of Israel, signed March 26, 1979. The Mission shall assist by (i) verifying Zones A and B and the provisions of Annex I of the Treaty relating to force levels, fortifications, and installations by on the ground inspections and reconnaissance flights, (ii) verifying the technical installations within the Interim Buffer Zone as provided in Article V(3) (c) of the Appendix to Annex I of the Treaty, and (iii) conducting other assigned tasks in order to further the implementation of the Treaty of Peace. Such assistance shall be subject to broad policy guidance received through the Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs, and the continuous supervision and general direction of the Secretary of State pursuant to Section 622(c) of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, as amended (22 U.S.C. 2382))."

"(c) It shall be the duty and responsibility of the Mission to ensure that the United States role enhances the prospect of compliance in good faith with the terms of the Egyptian-Israeli agreement and thereby promotes the cause of peace."

The White House,
July 22, 1980.

Sources: Public Papers of the President