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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.