[House Document 113-142]
[From the U.S. Government Printing Office]


113th Congress, 2d Session - - - - - - - - - - - - House Document 113-142

 
       CONTINUATION OF NATIONAL EMERGENCY WITH RESPECT TO LEBANON

                               __________

                                MESSAGE

                                  from

                   THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES

                              transmitting

 NOTIFICATION THAT THE NATIONAL EMERGENCY DECLARED WITH RESPECT TO THE 
 ACTIONS OF CERTAIN PERSONS TO UNDERMINE THE SOVEREIGNTY OF LEBANON IS 
  TO CONTINUE IN EFFECT BEYOND AUGUST 1, 2014, PURSUANT TO 50 U.S.C. 
                                1622(d)




    July 30, 2014.--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, within 90 days 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 Lebanon that was 
declared in Executive Order 13441 of August 1, 2007, is to 
continue in effect beyond August 1, 2014.
    Certain ongoing activities, such as continuing arms 
transfers to Hizballah, which include increasingly 
sophisticated weapons systems, undermine Lebanese sovereignty, 
contribute to political and economic instability in the region, 
and continue to constitute an unusual and extraordinary threat 
to the national security and foreign policy of the United 
States. For this reason, I have determined that it is necessary 
to continue the national emergency declared in Executive Order 
13441 with respect to Lebanon.

                                                      Barack Obama.
    The White House, July 29, 2014.
                                 Notice

                              ----------                              


     Continuation of the National Emergency With Respect to Lebanon

    On August 1, 2007, by Executive Order 13441, the President 
declared a national emergency with respect to Lebanon 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 actions of certain persons to undermine 
Lebanon's legitimate and democratically elected government or 
democratic institutions; to contribute to the deliberate 
breakdown in the rule of law in Lebanon, including through 
politically motivated violence and intimidation; to reassert 
Syrian control or contribute to Syrian interference in Lebanon; 
or to infringe upon or undermine Lebanese sovereignty. Such 
actions contribute to political and economic instability in 
that country and the region.
    Certain ongoing activities, such as continuing arms 
transfers to Hizballah that include increasingly sophisticated 
weapons systems, serve to undermine Lebanese sovereignty, 
contribute to political and economic instability in Lebanon, 
and continue to constitute an unusual and extraordinary threat 
to the national security and foreign policy of the United 
States.
    For this reason, the national emergency declared on August 
1, 2007, and the measures adopted on that date to deal with 
that emergency, must continue in effect beyond August 1, 2014. 
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 Lebanon declared in 
Executive Order 13441.
    This notice shall be published in the Federal Register and 
transmitted to the Congress.

                                                      Barack Obama.
    The White House, July 29, 2014.