U.S. Foreign Policy Objectives: Hearing Before the Committee on Foreign Relations, United States Senate, Ninety-sixth Congress, Second Session, on a Comprehensive Statement of U.S. Foreign Policy Objectives by Secretary of State Cyrus R. Vance, March 27, 1980

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Página 28 - Let our position be absolutely clear: an attempt by any outside force to gain control of the Persian Gulf region will be regarded as an assault on the vital interests of the United States of America, and such an assault will be repelled by any means necessary, including military force.
Página 38 - Organization (UNESCO); the Council of Europe; the Organization of American States; the Organization of African Unity; and the Inter-Parliamentary Union.
Página 31 - I'm determined that the United States will remain the strongest of all nations, but our power will never be used to initiate a threat to the security of any nation or to the rights of any human being. We seek to be and to remain secure — a nation at peace in a stable world. But to be secure we must face the world as it is. Three basic developments have helped to shape our challenges : the steady growth and increased projection of Soviet military power beyond its...
Página 35 - From the beginning, the arms transfer policy has had two objectives : to facilitate those transfers that clearly promote the security of the United States and our allies and friends; and to restrain those transfers...
Página 24 - Bodies such as the Organization of American states (OAS), the Organization of African Unity (OAU...
Página 37 - In short, we pursue our human rights objectives not only because they are right, but because we have a stake in the stability that comes when people can express their hopes and find their futures freely.
Página 37 - ... to strengthen their national independence, which they have struggled so hard to achieve. And we will continue to support the growth of democracy and the protection of human rights. In repressive regimes, popular frustrations often have no outlet except through violence. But when peoples and their governments can approach their problems together— through open, democratic methods— the basis for stability and peace is far more solid and far more enduring. That is why our support for human rights...
Página 25 - Now we will proceed to the oilier half of today's presentation and recognize the only man in the room who has ever met a $31 billion payroll. Mr. Schultze, you may proceed. STATEMENT OF HON. CHARLES L. SCHULTZE, DIRECTOR, BUREAU OF THE BUDGET Mr. SCHULTZE. Mr. Chairman, members of the committee, I welcome the opportunity to join with Chairman Macy in supporting the President's proposals for adjustments in Federal salary rates. Mr. Macy has explained the details of the proposal. I would like to outline...
Página 23 - ... fact remains that over the long term our pursuit of human rights is not only compatible with our national security, but contributes to it. In country after country, we have learned that views divergent from those of repressive regimes cannot be long repressed without sowing the seeds of violence. Once ties are broken between a government and its people, outside intervention cannot secure its long-term survival. Thus, it is profoundly in our national interest to support constructive change before...
Página 23 - We cannot guarantee that democracy will take hold there. But if we turn our backs on Nicaragua, we can almost guarantee that democracy will fail.

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