[House Document 111-88]
[From the U.S. Government Printing Office]




111th Congress, 2d Session - - - - - - - - - - - - - House Document 111-
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 CONTINUATION OF EMERGENCY DECLARED WITH RESPECT TO FOREIGN TERRORISTS 
         WHO THREATEN TO DISRUPT THE MIDDLE EAST PEACE PROCESS

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                                MESSAGE

                                  from

                     THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES

                              transmitting

   NOTIFICATION THAT THE NATIONAL EMERGENCY REGARDING TERRORISTS WHO 
  THREATEN TO DISRUPT THE MIDDLE EAST PEACE PROCESS IS TO CONTINUE IN 
     EFFECT BEYOND JANUARY 23, 2010, PURSUANT TO 50 U.S.C. 1622(d)




  January 21, 2010.--Message and accompanying papers referred to the 
         Committee on Foreign Affairs and ordered to be printed
To the Congress of the United States:
    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, 2010.
    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, 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.

                                                      Barack Obama.
    The White House, January 20, 2010.
                                 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, and the measures adopted on that 
date and on August 20, 1998, to deal with that emergency must 
continue in effect beyond January 23, 2010. 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.
                                                      Barack Obama.
    The White House, January 20, 2010.