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[121 STAT. 2350]
[121 STAT. 2350]
PUBLIC LAW 110-000—MMMM. DD, 2007

121 STAT. 2350

PUBLIC LAW 110–161—DEC. 26, 2007 RECONCILIATION PROGRAMS

SEC. 665. Of the funds appropriated by title III of this Act under the heading ‘‘Economic Support Fund’’, $16,000,000 shall be made available to support reconciliation programs which bring together individuals of different ethnic, religious and political backgrounds from areas of civil conflict and war, and an additional $9,000,000 shall be made available to support programs in the Middle East: Provided, That the Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development shall consult with the Committees on Appropriations, prior to the initial obligation of funds, on the most effective uses of such funds. SUDAN

SEC. 666. (a) LIMITATION ON ASSISTANCE.—Subject to subsection (b):

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(1) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, none of the funds appropriated by this Act may be made available for assistance for the Government of Sudan. (2) None of the funds appropriated by this Act may be made available for the cost, as defined in section 502, of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974, of modifying loans and loan guarantees held by the Government of Sudan, including the cost of selling, reducing, or canceling amounts owed to the United States, and modifying concessional loans, guarantees, and credit agreements. (b) Subsection (a) shall not apply if the Secretary of State determines and certifies to the Committees on Appropriations that: (1) The Government of Sudan honors its pledges to cease attacks upon civilians and disarms and demobilizes the Janjaweed and other government-supported militias. (2) The Government of Sudan and all government-supported militia groups are honoring their commitments made in all previous cease-fire agreements. (3) The Government of Sudan is allowing unimpeded access to Darfur to humanitarian aid organizations, the human rights investigation and humanitarian teams of the United Nations, including protection officers, and an international monitoring team that is based in Darfur and has the support of the United States. (c) EXCEPTIONS.—The provisions of subsection (a) shall not apply to— (1) humanitarian assistance; (2) assistance for the Darfur region, Southern Sudan, Southern Kordofan/Nuba Mountains State, Blue Nile State, and Abyei; and (3) assistance to support implementation of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement and the Darfur Peace Agreement or any other internationally-recognized viable peace agreement in Sudan. (d) DEFINITIONS.—For the purposes of this Act, the term ‘‘Government of Sudan’’ shall not include the Government of Southern Sudan. (e) Notwithstanding any other law, assistance in this Act may be made available to the Government of Southern Sudan to provide non-lethal military assistance, military education and training, and

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