[House Document 111-90]
[From the U.S. Government Printing Office]




111th Congress, 2d Session - - - - - - - - - House Document 111-90


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

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                                MESSAGE

                                  from

                     THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES

                              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, 2010, 
                     PURSUANT TO 50 U.S.C. 1622(d)




  February 3, 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 
national emergency declared in Executive Order 13396 of 
February 7, 2006, with respect to the situation in or in 
relation to Cote d'Ivoire is to continue in effect beyond 
February 7, 2010.
    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 fatal attacks against 
international peacekeeping forces. 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.
                                                      Barack Obama.
    The White House, February 2, 2010.
                                 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, 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 and foreign policy of the United States 
constituted by the situation in or in relation to Cote d'Ivoire 
and ordered related measures blocking the property of certain 
persons contributing to the conflict in Cote d'Ivoire. 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 fatal attacks against international 
peacekeeping forces. 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, 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 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 2, 2010.