[House Document 111-96]
[From the U.S. Government Printing Office]




111th Congress, 2d Session - - - - - - - - - House Document 111-96


 
    CONTINUATION OF THE NATIONAL EMERGENCY WITH RESPECT TO ZIMBABWE

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                                MESSAGE

                                  from

                     THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES

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

 


    March 2, 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 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, 2010.
    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 continue to 
pose an 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.

                                                      Barack Obama.
    The White House, February 26, 2010.
                                 Notice

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    Continuation of the National Emergency With Respect to Zimbabwe

    On March 6, 2003, by Executive Order 13288, the President 
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). He 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 and policies have contributed to the deliberate 
breakdown in the rule of law in Zimbabwe, to politically 
motivated violence and intimidation in that country, and to 
political and economic instability in the southern African 
region.
    On November 22, 2005, the President 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.
    On July 25, 2008, the President issued Executive Order 
13469, which expanded the scope of the national emergency 
declared in Executive Order 13288 and ordered 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, on 
November 22, 2005, and on July 25, 2008, to deal with that 
emergency, must continue in effect beyond March 6, 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 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.

                                                      Barack Obama.
    The White House, February 26, 2010.