[House Document 110-92]
[From the U.S. Government Printing Office]



                                     

110th Congress, 2d Session - - - - - - - - - - - - - House Document 110-92


 
  CONTINUATION OF THE NATIONAL EMERGENCY WITH RESPECT TO COTE D'IVOIRE

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                                MESSAGE

                                  from

                     THEPRESIDENTOFTHEUNITEDSTATES

                              transmitting

A DECLARATION THAT THE NATIONAL EMERGENCY WITH RESPECT TO BLOCKING THE 
   PROPERTY OF CERTAIN PERSONS CONTRIBUTING TO THE CONFLICT IN COTE 
D'IVOIRE IS TO CONTINUE IN EFFECT BEYOND FEBRUARY 7, 2008, PURSUANT TO 
                           50 U.S.C. 1622(d)




  February 6, 2008.--Message and accompanying papers referred to the 
         Committee on Foreign Affairs and ordered to be printed
                                           The White House,
                                      Washington, February 5, 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 the enclosed notice to the Federal Register for 
publication, stating that the national emergency and related 
measures blocking the property of certain persons contributing 
to the conflict in Cote d'Ivoire are to continue in effect 
beyond February 7, 2008.
    In March 2007, the Ougadougou Political Agreement was 
signed by the two primary protagonists in Cote d'Ivoire's 
conflict. Although considerable progress has been made in 
implementing this agreement, the situation in or in relation to 
Cote d'Ivoire poses a continuing unusual and extraordinary 
threat to the national security and foreign policy of the 
United States.
    For these reasons, I have determined that it is necessary 
to continue the national emergency and related measures 
blocking the property of certain persons contributing to the 
conflict in Cote d'Ivoire.
            Sincerely,
                                                    George W. Bush.
                                 Notice

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  Continuation of the National Emergency Blocking Property of Certain 
         Persons Contributing to the Conflict in Cote D'Ivoire

    On February 7, 2006, by Executive Order 13396, I declared a 
national emergency and ordered related measures blocking the 
property of certain persons contributing to the conflict in 
Cote d'Ivoire, pursuant to the International Emergency Economic 
Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1701-1706). I took this action to deal 
with the unusual and extraordinary threat to the national 
security and foreign policy of the United States constituted by 
the situation in or in relation to Cote d'Ivoire, which has 
been addressed by the United Nations Security Council in 
Resolution 1572 of November 15, 2004, and subsequent 
resolutions, and has resulted in the massacre of large numbers 
of civilians, widespread human rights abuses, significant 
political violence and unrest, and attacks against 
international peacekeeping forces leading to fatalities. 
Because the situation in or in relation to Cote d'Ivoire 
continues to pose an unusual and extraordinary threat to the 
national security and foreign policy of the United States, the 
national emergency declared on February 7, 2006, and the 
measures adopted on that date to deal with that emergency, must 
continue in effect beyond February 7, 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 declared in Executive Order 13396.
    This notice shall be published in the Federal Register and 
transmitted to the Congress.
                                                    George W. Bush.
    The White House, February 5, 2008.