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DC Notes: Twelve Senators Urge State Sponsor of Terrorism Review for Venezuela

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Wednesday, 26 May 2010 10:31

by Jason Poblete

Twelve United States Senators have signed a letter to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton requesting that the State Department determine whether the government of Venezuela satisfies the statutory requirements to be listed as a state sponsor of terrorism.  In a press release issued on May 25, 2010, Sen. John Ensign (R-Nev.) said:  “It’s no secret to the American people that Venezuela wishes harm to the United States. What is a secret is how many more ties to terrorist organizations and State Sponsors of Terrorism does Venezuela need to be declared a State Sponsor of Terrorism.”  Currently there are four countries designated state sponsors of terrorism including Cuba, Iran, Sudan, and Syria.  The state sponsors designation is made pursuant to Arms Export Control Act (AECA), the Export Administration Act (EAR), and the Foreign Assistance Act (FAA).  Once a country has been listed it is subject to a series of economic sanctions including a ban on defense and dual use exports, foreign assistance, as well as other restrictions on bilateral trade.

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