[House Document 110-89]
[From the U.S. Government Printing Office]



                                     

110th Congress, 2d Session - - - - - - - - - - - - - House Document 110-89

 
 CONTINUATION OF THE NATIONAL EMERGENCY WITH RESPECT TO TERRORISTS WHO 
           THREATEN TO DISRUPT THE MIDDLE EAST PEACE PROCESS

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                     THEPRESIDENTOFTHEUNITEDSTATES

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   NOTIFICATION THAT THE NATIONAL EMERGENCY REGARDING TERRORISTS WHO 
  THREATEN TO DISRUPT THE MIDDLE EAST PEACE PROCESS IS TO CONTINUE IN 
     EFFECT BEYOND JANUARY 23, 2008, PURSUANT TO 50 U.S.C. 1622(d)




  January 18, 2008.--Message and accompanying papers referred to the 
         Committee on Foreign Affairs and ordered to be printed
                                           The White House,
                                      Washington, January 18, 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 emergency declared with respect to 
foreign terrorists who threaten to disrupt the Middle East 
peace process is to continue in effect beyond January 23, 2008.
    The crisis with respect to the grave acts of violence 
committed by foreign terrorists who threaten to disrupt the 
Middle East peace process that led to the declaration of a 
national emergency on January 23, 1995, as expanded on August 
20, 1998, has not been resolved. Terrorist groups continue to 
engage in activities that have the purpose or effect of 
threatening the Middle East peace process and that are hostile 
to United States interests in the region. Such actions 
constitute an unusual and extraordinary threat to the national 
security, foreign policy, and economy of the United States. For 
these reasons, I have determined that it is necessary to 
continue the national emergency declared with respect to 
foreign terrorists who threaten to disrupt the Middle East 
peace process and to maintain in force the economic sanctions 
against them to respond to this threat.
            Sincerely,
                                                    George W. Bush.
                                 Notice

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 Continuation of the National Emergency With Respect to Terrorists Who 
           Threaten To Disrupt the Middle East Peace Process

    On January 23, 1995, by Executive Order 12947, the 
President declared a national emergency 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 grave acts of violence committed by 
foreign terrorists who threaten to disrupt the Middle East 
peace process. On August 20, 1998, by Executive Order 13099, 
the President modified the Annex to Executive Order 12947 to 
identify four additional persons, including Usama bin Laden, 
who threaten to disrupt the Middle East peace process.
    Because these terrorist activities continue to threaten the 
Middle East peace process and to pose an unusual and 
extraordinary threat to the national security, foreign policy, 
and economy of the United States, the national emergency 
declared on January 23, 1995, as expanded on August 20, 1998, 
and the measures adopted on those dates to deal with that 
emergency must continue in effect beyond January 23, 2008. 
Therefore, in accordance with section 202(d) of the National 
Emergencies Act (50 U.S.C. 1622(d)) I am continuing for 1 year 
the national emergency with respect to foreign terrorists who 
threaten to disrupt the Middle East peace process.
    This notice shall be published in the Federal Register and 
transmitted to the Congress.

                                                    George W. Bush.
    The White House, January 18, 2008.