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Reagan drops two of lesser Polish sanctions
In recognition of Poland's recent amnesty for political prisoners, President Reagan Friday dropped two of the lesser sanctions imposed after Warsaw's 1981 crackdown on the Solidarity union movement. He approved a resumption in scientific exchanges with Poland and lifted the prohibition on regularly scheduled flights to the United States by LOT, the Polish national airline.
US sanctions still in force include: suspension of US official and guaranteed credits to Poland and of Export-Import Bank line of credit insurance; a ban on exports of high technology; suspension of most-favored-nation status. At least for now, the US will also continue to oppose Poland's application for membership in the International monetary fund.