[House Document 111-20]
[From the U.S. Government Printing Office]



                                     

111th Congress, 1st Session - - - - - - - - - - - - - House Document 111-20


 
CONTINUATION OF THE NATIONAL EMERGENCY WITH RESPECT TO THE SITUATION IN 
                    OR IN RELATION TO COTE D'IVOIRE

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                                MESSAGE

                                  from

                     THEPRESIDENTOFTHEUNITEDSTATES

                              transmitting

   NOTIFICATION THAT THE NATIONAL EMERGENCY WITH RESPECT TO MEASURES 
 BLOCKING THE PROPERTY OF CERTAIN PERSONS CONTRIBUTING TO THE CONFLICT 
  IN COTE D'IVOIRE ARE TO CONTINUE IN EFFECT BEYOND FEBRUARY 7, 2009, 
                     PURSUANT TO 50 U.S.C. 1622(d)




  February 9, 2009.--Message and accompanying papers referred to the 
         Committee on Foreign Affairs and ordered to be printed
                                           The White House,
                                      Washington, February 4, 2009.
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 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, 2009.
    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, 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. In 
March 2007, the Ouagadougou 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,
                                                      Barack Obama.
                                 Notice

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Continuation of the National Emergency With Respect to the Situation in 
                    or in Relation to Cote D'Ivoire

    On February 7, 2006, by Executive Order 13396, the 
President 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). The 
President 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, 2009.
    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.

                                                      Barack Obama.
    The White House, February 4, 2009.