Letter to President Mohamed Anwar
El-Sadat, 26 March 1979
The White House
Dear Mr. President:
I wish to confirm to you that subject to
the United States Constitutional Process:
In the event of an actual or threatened
violation of the Treaty of Peace between Egypt and Israel, the United
States will, on request of one or both Parties, consult with the Parties
with respect thereto and will take such other action as it may deem
appropriate and helpful to achieve compliance with the Treaty.
The United States will conduct aerial
monitoring as requested by the Parties pursuant to Annex I of the Treaty.
The United States believes the Treaty
provision for permanent stationing of the United States personnel in the
designated limited force zone can and should be implemented by the United
Nations Security Council. The United States will exert its utmost efforts
to obtain the requisite action by the Security Council. If the Security
Council fails to establish and maintain arrangements called for in the
Treaty, the president will be prepared to take those steps necessary to
ensure the establishment and maintenance of an acceptable alternative
His Excellency Mohamed Anwar El-Sadat,
President of the Arab Republic of Egypt.