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INTERNATIONAL SECURITY AND DEVELOPMENT

COOPERATION ACT OF 1985

INTERNATIONAL SECURITY AND DEVELOPMENT

COOPERATION ACT OF 1985
(Public Law 99-83; 99 Stat. 222-227)

TITLE V-INTERNATIONAL TERRORISM AND FOREIGN

AIRPORT SECURITY

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Part B-Foreign Airport Security
SEC. 551. SECURITY STANDARDS FOR FOREIGN AIR TRANSPOR-

TATION.
[Subsections (a) and (b) repealed by Public Law 103–272]

(c) CLOSING OF BEIRUT INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT.—It is the sense of the Congress that the President is urged and encouraged to take all appropriate steps to carry forward his announced policy of seeking the effective closing of the international airport in Beirut, Lebanon, at least until such time as the Government of Lebanon has instituted measures and procedures designed to prevent the use of that airport by aircraft hijackers and other terrorists in attacking civilian airlines or their passengers, hijacking their aircraft, or taking or holding their passengers hostage.

[Sections 552 and 553 repealed by Public Law 103–272] SEC. 554. ENFORCEMENT OF INTERNATIONAL CIVIL AVIATION ORGA

NIZATION STANDARDS. The Secretary of State and the Secretary of Transportation, jointly, shall call on the member countries of the International Civil Aviation Organization to enforce that Organization's existing standards and to support United States actions enforcing such standards. SEC. 555. INTERNATIONAL CIVIL AVIATION BOYCOTT OF COUNTRIES

SUPPORTING INTERNATIONAL TERRORISM.
It is the sense of the Congress that the President-

(1) should call for an international civil aviation boycott with respect to those countries which the President determines

(A) grant sanctuary from prosecution to any individual or group which has committed an act of international terrorism, or

(B) otherwise support international terrorism; and (2) should take steps, both bilateral and multilateral, to achieve a total international civil aviation boycott with respect to those countries. [Section 556 repealed by Public Law 103–272]

SEC. 557. RESEARCH ON AIRPORT SECURITY TECHNIQUES FOR DE

TECTING EXPLOSIVES. In order to improve security at international airports, there are authorized to be appropriated

to the Secretary of Transportation
from the Airport and Airway Trust Fund (in addition to amounts
otherwise available for such purpose) $5,000,000, without fiscal
year limitation, to be used for research on and the development of
airport security devices or techniques for detecting explosives.
SEC. 558. HIJACKING OF TWA FLIGHT 847 AND OTHER ACTS OF TER-

RORISM.
The Congress joins with all Americans in celebrating the re-
lease of the hostages taken from Trans World Airlines flight 847.
It is the sense of the Congress that,

(1) purser Uli Derickson, pilot John Testrake, co-pilot Philip Maresca, flight engineer Benjamin Zimmermann, and the rest of the crew of Trans World Airlines flight 847 displayed extraordinary valor and heroism during the hostages' ordeal and therefore should be commended;

(2) the hijackers who murdered United States Navy Petty Officer Stethem should be immediately brought to justice;

(3) all diplomatic means should continue to be employed to obtain the release of the 7 United States citizens previously kidnapped and still held in Lebanon;

(4) acts of international terrorism should be universally condemned; and

(5) the Secretary of State should be supported in his efforts to gain international cooperation to prevent future acts of

terrorism.
SEC. 559. EFFECTIVE DATE.

This part shall take effect on the date of enactment of this Act.

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