[House Document 111-97]
[From the U.S. Government Printing Office]


111th Congress, 2d Session - - - - - - - - - - - House Document  111-97
 
CONTINUATION OF THE NATIONAL EMERGENCY WITH RESPECT TO IRAN

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                                MESSAGE

                                  from

                    THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES

                              transmitting

     NOTIFICATION THAT THE NATIONAL EMERGENCY WITH RESPECT TO IRAN 
ORIGINALLY DECLARED ON MARCH 15, 1995, IS TO CONTINUE IN EFFECT BEYOND 
             MARCH 15, 2010, PURSUANT TO 50 U.S.C. 1622(d)

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   March 11, 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 the enclosed 
notice to the Federal Register for publication stating that the 
Iran emergency declared on March 15, 1995, is to continue in 
effect beyond March 15, 2010.
    The crisis between the United States and Iran resulting 
from actions and policies of the Government of Iran that led to 
the declaration of a national emergency on March 15, 1995, has 
not been resolved. The actions and policies of the Government 
of Iran are contrary to the interests of the United States in 
the region and pose a continuing 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 Iran and maintain in force comprehensive sanctions 
against Iran to respond to this threat.

                                                      Barack Obama.
    The White House, March 10, 2010.
                                 Notice

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      Continuation of the National Emergency With Respect to Iran

    On March 15, 1995, by Executive Order 12957, the President 
declared a national emergency with respect to Iran 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 the actions and policies of the 
Government of Iran. On May 6, 1995, the President issued 
Executive Order 12959 imposing more comprehensive sanctions to 
further respond to this threat, and on August 19, 1997, the 
President issued Executive Order 13059 consolidating and 
clarifying the previous orders.
    Because the actions and policies of the Government of Iran 
continue to pose an unusual and extraordinary threat to the 
national security, foreign policy, and economy of the United 
States, the national emergency declared on March 15, 1995, must 
continue in effect beyond March 15, 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 Iran. Because the emergency declared 
by Executive Order 12957 constitutes an emergency separate from 
that declared on November 14, 1979, by Executive Order 12170, 
this renewal is distinct from the emergency renewal of November 
2009. This notice shall be published in the Federal Register 
and transmitted to the Congress.

                                                      Barack Obama.
    The White House, March 10, 2010.