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PUBLIC LAW 102-138—OCT. 28, 1991 105 STAT. 721 (2) turbine-powered military aircraft; (3) attack helicopters; (4) main battle tanks; (5) submarines and major naval surface combatants; (6) nuclear, biological, and chemical weapons; and (7) such other defense articles and defense services as the President may determine. SEC. 403. LIMITATION ON UNITED STATES ARMS SALES TO THE REGION. Beginning 60 days after the date of enactment of the International Cooperation Act of 1991 or the Foreign Relations Authorization Act, Fiscal Years 1992 and 1993, whichever is enacted first, no sale of any defense article or defense service may be made to any nation in the Middle East and Persian Gulf region, and no license may be issued for the export of any defense article or defense service to any nation in the Middle East and Persian Gulf region, unless the President— (1) certifies in writing to the relevant congressional committees that the President has undertaken good faith efforts to convene a conference for the establishment of an arms suppliers regime having elements described in section 402; and (2) submits to the relevant congressional committees a report setting forth a United States plan for leading the world community in establishing such a multilateral regime to restrict transfers of advanced conventional and unconventional arms to the Middle East and Persian Gulf region. SEC. 404. REPORTS TO THE CONGRESS. President. (a) QUARTERLY REPORTS.— Beginning on January 15, 1992, and quarterly thereafter through October 15, 1993, the President shall submit to the relevant congressional committees a report— (1) describing the progress in implementing the purposes of the multilateral arms transfer and control regime as described in section 402(b); and (2) describing efforts by the United States and progress made to induce other countries to curtail significantly the volume of their arms sales to the Middle East and Persian Gulf region, and if such efforts were not made, the justification for not making such efforts. (b) INITIAL REPORT ON TRANSFERS AND REGIONAL MILITARY BAL- ANCE.— Not later than 60 days after the date of enactment of the International Cooperation Act of 1991 or the Foreign Relations Authorization Act, Fiscal Years 1992 and 1993, whichever is enacted first, the President shall submit to the relevant congressional committee a report— (1) documenting all transfers of conventional and unconventional arms by any nation to the Middle East and Persian Gulf region over the previous calendar year and the previous 5 calendar years, including sources, types, and recipient nations of weapons; (2) analyzing the current military balance in the region, including the effect on the balance of transfers documented under paragraph (1); (3) describing the progress in implementing the purposes of the multilateral arms transfer and control regime as described in section 4020?); (4) describing any agreements establishing such a regime; and