[House Document 107-279] [From the U.S. Government Publishing Office] 107th Congress, 2d Session - - - - - - - - - - - - House Document 107-279 CONTINUATION OF THE NATIONAL EMERGENCY WITH RESPECT TO IRAN __________ MESSAGE from THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES transmitting NOTIFICATION THAT THE IRAN EMERGENCY DECLARED BY EXECUTIVE ORDER 12170 ON NOVEMBER 14, 1979 IS TO CONTINUE BEYOND NOVEMBER 14, 2002, PURSUANT TO 50 U.S.C. 1622(d)
November 12, 2002.--Message and accompanying papers referred to the Committee on International Relations and ordered to be printed To the Congress of the United States: Section 202(d) of the National Emergencies Act (50 U.S.C. 1622(d)) provides for the automatic termination of a national emergency unless, prior to the anniversary date of its declaration, the President publishes in the Federal Register and transmits to the Congress a notice stating that the emergency is to continue in effect beyond the anniversary date. In accordance with this provision, I have sent the enclosed notice, stating that the Iran emergency declared by Executive Order 12170 on November 14, 1979, is to continue in effect beyond November 14, 2002, to the Federal Register for publication. The most recent notice continuing this emergency was published in the Federal Register on November 13, 2001, (66 FR 56966). Our relations with Iran have not yet returned to normal, and the process of implementing the January 19, 1981, agreements with Iran is still underway. For these reasons, I have determined that it is necessary to continue the national emergency declared on November 14, 1979, with respect to Iran, beyond November 24, 2002. George W. Bush. The White House, November 12, 2002. NOTICE Continuation of the National Emergency With Respect to Iran On November 14, 1979, by Executive Order 12170, the President declared a national emergency with respect to Iran pursuant to the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1701-1706) to deal with the unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security, foreign policy, and economy of the United States constituted by the situation in Iran. Because our relations with Iran have not yet returned to normal, and the process of implementing the January 19, 1981, agreements with Iran is still underway, the national emergency declared on November 14, 1979, must continue in effect beyond November 14, 2002. Therefore, in accordance with section 202(d) of the National Emergencies Act (50 U.S.C. 1622(d)), I am continuing for 1 year this national emergency with respect to Iran. This notice shall be published in the Federal Register and transmitted to the Congress. George W. Bush. The White House, November 12, 2002.