[House Document 110-99]
[From the U.S. Government Printing Office]



110th Congress, 2d Session - - - - - - - - - - - - - House Document 110-99

 
    CONTINUATION OF THE NATIONAL EMERGENCY WITH RESPECT TO ZIMBABWE

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                                MESSAGE

                                  from

                     THEPRESIDENTOFTHEUNITEDSTATES

                              transmitting

 NOTIFICATION THAT THE NATIONAL EMERGENCY WITH RESPECT TO THE ACTIONS 
AND POLICIES OF CERTAIN MEMBERS OF THE GOVERNMENT OF ZIMBABWE AND OTHER 
PERSONS TO UNDERMINE ZIMBABWE'S DEMOCRATIC PROCESSES OR INSTITUTIONS IS 
   TO CONTINUE IN EFFECT BEYOND MARCH 6, 2008, PURSUANT TO 50 U.S.C. 
                                1622(d)




    March 5, 2008.--Message and accompanying papers referred to the 
         Committee on Foreign Affairs and ordered to be printed
To the Congress of the United States:
    The crisis constituted by the actions and policies of 
certain members of the Government of Zimbabwe and other persons 
to undermine Zimbabwe's democratic processes or institutions 
has not been resolved. These actions and policies pose a 
continuing unusual and extraordinary threat to the foreign 
policy of the United States. For these reasons, I have 
determined that it is necessary to continue this national 
emergency and to maintain in force the sanctions to respond to 
this threat.
    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 with respect to the actions and policies 
of certain members of the Government of Zimbabwe and other 
persons to undermine Zimbabwe's democratic processes or 
institutions is to continue in effect beyond March 6, 2008.
                                                    George W. Bush.
    The White House, March 4, 2008.
                                 Notice

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    Continuation of the National Emergency With Respect to Zimbabwe

    On March 6, 2003, by Executive Order 13288, I declared a 
national emergency and blocked the property of persons 
undermining democratic processes or institutions in Zimbabwe, 
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 foreign policy of the United 
States constituted by the actions and policies of certain 
members of the Government of Zimbabwe and other persons to 
undermine Zimbabwe's democratic processes or institutions. 
These actions have contributed to the deliberate breakdown in 
the rule of law in Zimbabwe, politically motivated violence and 
intimidation, and political and economic instability in the 
southern African region. On November 22, 2005, I issued 
Executive Order 13391 to take additional steps with respect to 
the national emergency declared in Executive Order 13288 by 
ordering the blocking of the property of additional persons 
undermining democratic processes or institutions in Zimbabwe.
    Because the actions and policies of these persons continue 
to pose an unusual and extraordinary threat to the foreign 
policy of the United States, the national emergency declared on 
March 6, 2003, and the measures adopted on that date and on 
November 22, 2005, to deal with that emergency, must continue 
in effect beyond March 6, 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 the actions and policies of certain members of 
the Government of Zimbabwe and other persons to undermine 
Zimbabwe's democratic processes or institutions.
    This notice shall be published in the Federal Register and 
transmitted to the Congress.
                                                    George W. Bush.
    The White House, March 4, 2008.