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MEMORIALIZING THE PRESIDENT AND CONGRESS TO TAKE WHATEVER ACTION NECESSARY TO OBTAIN THE RELEASE OF AMERICANS BEING HELD AGAINST THEIR WILL IN NORTH KOREA, CHINA, RUSSIA AND VIETNAM
WHEREAS, There are believed to be at least 11 Americans, some of them possible prisoners of war, living in North Korea; and
WHEREAS, The Democratic People's Republic of Korea representatives requested prominent American businessman and POW/MIA activist Ross Perot to come to North Korea to discuss the status of the Americans; and
WHEREAS, United States Intelligence reports include information on sightings of Americans in North Korea and on the POW/MIA's from the United States of America's involvement in the Korean War, the Vietnam War and Cold War-related activities; and
WHEREAS, POW/MIA's are believed to be held in the Democratic People's Republic of North Korea, the People's Republic of China, Russia and Vietnam; now, therefore be it
RESOLVED, That the House of Representatives of the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations hereby memorializes the President of the United States and the Congress of the United States to take whatever steps necessary to initiate talks with the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, The People's Republic of China, Russia and Vietnam; and be it further
RESOLVED, That the Secretary of State be and he hereby is authorized and directed to transmit duly certified copies of this resolution to the members of the Rhode Island Delegation in the Congress of the United States.