THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
TEXT OF A LETTER FROM THE PRESIDENT TO THE CHAIRMAN OF THE HOUSE COMMITTEE ON INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS AND TO THE CHAIRMAN OF THE HOUSE COMMITTEE ON SCIENCE AND THE CHAIRMAN OF THE SENATE COMMITTEE ON FOREIGN RELATIONS AND THE CHAIRMAN OF THE SENATE COMMITTEE ON COMMERCE, SCIENCE AND TRANSPORTATION AND SELECTED REPRESENTATIVES AND SENATORS
June 29, 2000
Dear Mr. Chairman: (Dear Senator:) (Dear Representative:)
The NASA Administrator has informed me of his intent to proceed with an extraordinary payment of $14 million to the Russian Aviation and Space Agency for the purchase of the pressure dome for the Interim Control Module and the Androgynous Peripheral Docking Adapter and related hardware for the United States Propulsion Module for the International Space Station. This payment is subject to the provisions of section 6(g) of the Iran Nonproliferation Act of 2000 (Public Law 106-178) (the "Act").
I hereby notify the Congress that, upon the expiration of the 5-day period specified in section 6(g)(1)(A) of the Act, the payment described above will be made. I have also concluded that the conditions described in section 6(g)(1)(B) and (C) of the Act have been satisfied. Specifically, no report has been made under section 2 of the Act; I have no credible information of any activity that would require such a report; and, the United States will receive goods of value to the United States commensurate with the value of the extraordinary payment.
WILLIAM J. CLINTON
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