Public Papers of Ronald Reagan
December 1988

December 1, 1988
Informal Exchange With Reporters on Colonel Oliver North
Nomination of Colin L. Powell To Be Commander in Chief of the United States Army Forces Command, With the Rank of General
Remarks at a Dinner Honoring Representative Jack F. Kemp of New York

December 2, 1988
Message on the Observance of Hanukkah
Letter to the Speaker of the House of Representatives and the President of the Senate Transmitting the Annual Report on Soviet Noncompliance With Arms Control Agreements
Statement by Assistant to the President for Press Relations Fitzwater on the Annual Report on Soviet Noncompliance With Arms Control Agreements

December 3, 1988
Radio Address to the Nation on Soviet-United States Relations

December 4, 1988
Remarks at a White House Reception for Kennedy Center Honorees

December 5, 1988
Proclamation 5918 -- National Drunk and Drugged Driving Awareness Week, 1988
Proclamation 5919 -- Wright Brothers Day, 1988
Proclamation 5920 -- Year of the Young Reader, 1989

December 7, 1988
Remarks Upon Departure for a Meeting With Soviet President Gorbachev in New York, New York
Letter to the Speaker of the House of Representatives and the Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee Reporting on the Cyprus Conflict
Informal Exchange With Reporters
Informal Exchange With Reporters Prior to a Meeting With Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev
Informal Exchange With Reporters on the Meeting With Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev
Remarks to the American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research

December 8, 1988
Statement by Assistant to the President for Press Relations Fitzwater on President and Mrs. Reagan's Conversation With President and Mrs. Gorbachev About the Earthquake in Armenia
Remarks on Signing the Human Rights Day, Bill of Rights Day, and Human Rights Week Proclamation
Proclamation 5921 -- Human Rights Day, Bill of Rights Day, and Human Rights Week, 1988
White House Statement on the First Anniversary of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty
Appointments December 8, 1988
Proclamation 5922 -- National Burn Awareness Week, 1989
The President's News Conference

December 9, 1988
Statement by Assistant to the President for Press Relations Fitzwater on the President and Mrs. Reagan's Medical Examinations
Appointment of John O. Koehler as a Member of the National Commission for Employment Policy

December 10, 1988
Radio Address to the Nation on Soviet-United States Relations

December 12, 1988
Statement by Assistant to the President for Press Relations Fitzwater on the President's Meeting With American Indian Leaders

December 13, 1988
Remarks to Administration Officials on Domestic Policy
Accordance of the Personal Rank of Ambassador to Ann B. Wrobleski While Serving as United States Representative to the United Nations Conference on Illicit Drug Trafficking
Statement by Assistant to the President for Press Relations Fitzwater on the Southwestern Africa Peace Settlement
Remarks to the Business-Government Relations Council

December 14, 1988
Statement by Assistant to the President for Press Relations Fitzwater on the President's Meeting With Ambassador Han Xu of China
Proclamation 5923 -- To Implement the United States-Canada Free-Trade Agreement
Statement on Diplomatic Talks With the Palestine Liberation Organization

December 15, 1988
Informal Exchange With Reporters on Diplomatic Talks With the Palestine Liberation Organization
Informal Exchange With Reporters on Diplomatic Talks With the Palestine Liberation Organization
White House Statement on the Soviet-United States Nuclear Testing Talks
Executive Order 12659 -- Delegation of Authority Regarding the Naval Petroleum and Oil Shale Reserves
Remarks on Lighting the National Christmas Tree

December 16, 1988
Executive Order 12660 -- National Microgravity Research Board
Remarks and a Question-and-Answer Session at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville
Remarks Upon Departure From the University of Virginia in Charlottesville

December 17, 1988
Radio Address to the Nation on the Federal Budget Deficit

December 19, 1988
Message on the Observance of Christmas

December 21, 1988
Proclamation 5924 -- To Complete Implementation of the United States-European Community Agreement on Citrus and Pasta, and for Other Purposes
Proclamation 5925 -- To Modify the Import Relief on Western Red Cedar Shakes and Shingles
Excerpts From an Interview With David Brinkley of ABC News

December 22, 1988
Remarks to American Participants in the Armenian Earthquake Rescue Efforts
Statement on the Southwestern Africa Peace Settlement
Appointments December 22, 1988
Statement by Assistant to the President for Press Relations Fitzwater on the Crash of an American Jetliner in Lockerbie, Scotland
Appointments December 22, 1988

December 23, 1988
Remarks on the Crash of an American Jetliner in Lockerbie, Scotland, and an Informal Exchange With Reporters
Proclamation 5926 -- National Commissioned Corps of the Public Health Service Centennial Day, 1989
Proclamation 5927 -- Martin Luther King, Jr., Day, 1989

December 24, 1988
Radio Address to the Nation on the Holiday Season and the Earthquake in Armenia

December 27, 1988
Statement on the Ninth Anniversary of the Soviet Invasion of Afghanistan
Proclamation 5928 -- Territorial Sea of the United States
Executive Order 12661 -- Implementing the Omnibus Trade and Competitiveness Act of 1988 and Related International Trade Matters

December 28, 1988
Statement by Deputy Press Secretary Arsht on the Implementation of the Omnibus Trade and Competitiveness Act of 1988
Statement by Deputy Press Secretary Arsht on the Crash of an American Jetliner in Lockerbie, Scotland
Notice of the Continuation of the National Emergency With Respect to Libya
Letter to the Speaker of the House of Representatives and the President of the Senate on the Continuation of the National Emergency With Respect to Libya

December 29, 1988
Remarks and an Informal Exchange With Reporters on the Crash of an American Jetliner in Lockerbie, Scotland

December 31, 1988
Radio Address to the Nation on New Year's Eve
Executive Order 12662 -- Implementing the United States-Canada Free-Trade Implementation Act
Letter to the Speaker of the House of Representatives and the President of the Senate on the Export of Alaskan Crude Oil to Canada
Memorandum on the Canada-United States Free-Trade Agreement
Presidential Findings Regarding the Export of Alaskan Crude Oil to Canada
Statement by Deputy Press Secretary Popadiuk on the Conversation With Prime Minister Mulroney of Canada Concerning the Canada-United States Free Trade Agreement
Statement by Deputy Press Secretary Popadiuk on the Canada-United States Free Trade Agreement