S.J.Res. 158 (98th): A joint resolution condemning the brutal behavior of the Government of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics for the destruction of Korean Airlines Flight 007 with the loss of 269 innocent lives.

Sep 12, 1983 (98th Congress, 1983–1984)
Died (Introduced)
Howard Baker Jr.
Senator from Tennessee
Related Bills
H.J.Res. 353 (Related)
A joint resolution condemning the Soviet criminal destruction of the Korean civilian airliner.

Signed by the President
Sep 28, 1983


This resolution was introduced on September 12, 1983, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced Sep 12, 1983
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States that the United States:
(1) condemns the Soviet destruction of Korean Air Lines Flight 7 and calls for an explanation from the Soviets;
(2) extends its sympathies to the families who lost loved ones and supports their rights to obtain compensation from the Soviets;
(3) calls on the Soviets to assist in the recovery of the remains of the victims;
(4) reaffirms the actions against Aeroflot and calls for an international investigation by the International Civil Aviation Organization;
(5) urges the international community to demand that the Soviets modify its air defense procedures to assure the safety of commercial airliners;
(6) urges other nations to join the United States in applying sanctions against Soviet civil aviation;
(7) notes that Soviet refusal of responsibility raises doubts among the world community over the Soviet's willingness to behave as a responsible member of the international community; and
(8) urges our allies to cooperate with the United States in implementing additional sanctions against the Soviet's until certain conditions are met.

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