Rep. Edward Royce: Sanctions Forced South Africa to Abandon Atomic Weapon, Hold Elections

Edward Royce

It was time for the United States to lead on this, work with the international community and enforce sanctions in a way that did what? That, within a short period of time, brought the apartheid regime to offer up to the international community that atomic weapon and to say: We are done with it. And for the South African apartheid regime to say, in terms of elections: Next year we are going to hold free and fair elections in South Africa–in terms of the release of Nelson Mandela and in terms of his election to President of South Africa.

—Rep. Edward Royce (R–CA)

Korean Interdiction and Modernization of Sanctions Act, House Floor, May 2, 2017

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