[House Document 110-154]
[From the U.S. Government Publishing Office]



                                     

110th Congress, 2d Session - - - - - - - - - - - - House Document 110-154


 
      CONTINUATION OF THE NATIONAL EMERGENCY WITH RESPECT TO IRAN

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                                MESSAGE

                                  from

                     THEPRESIDENTOFTHEUNITEDSTATES

                              transmitting

     NOTIFICATION THAT THE NATIONAL EMERGENCY WITH RESPECT TO IRAN 
ORIGINALLY DECLARED ON NOVEMBER 14, 1979, BY EXECUTIVE ORDER 12170, IS 
 TO CONTINUE IN EFFECT BEYOND NOVEMBER 14, 2008, PURSUANT TO 50 U.S.C. 
                                1622(d)




  November 19, 2008.--Message and accompanying papers referred to the 
         Committee on Foreign Affairs and ordered to be printed
                                           The White House,
                                     Washington, November 10, 2008.
Hon. Nancy Pelosi,
Speaker of the House of Representatives,
Washington, DC.
    Dear Madam Speaker: 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 to the Federal Register for publication the enclosed 
notice, stating that the Iran national emergency declared in 
Executive Order 12170 of November 14, 1979, is to continue in 
effect beyond November 14, 2008.
    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 14, 2008.
            Sincerely,
                                                    George W. Bush.
                                 Notice

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      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, 
2008. Therefore, consistent 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 10, 2008.