THE WHITE HOUSE
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.