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                     Office of the Press Secretary
                       (Daytona Beach, Florida)
For Immediate Release                                       July 9, 1998
                      STATEMENT BY THE PRESIDENT
            on Legislation on India-Pakistan Sanctions Bill

I am pleased that the Senate has passed legislation today that is consistent with my view that U.S. food exports should not become an unintended victim of an important non-proliferation law. Food should not be used as a weapon, and I will resist any action that would lead to a de facto grain embargo.

I look forward to working with Congress to make sure this legislation or separate legislation gives us the broadest possible flexibility to further our non-proliferation policy without putting American businesses and farmers at an unfair disadvantage.