[House Document 113-51]
[From the U.S. Government Printing Office]




113th Congress, 1st Session - - - - - - - - - - - House Document 113-51
 
       CONTINUATION OF NATIONAL EMERGENCY WITH RESPECT TO LEBANON

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                     THEPRESIDENTOFTHEUNITEDSTATES

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 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, 2013, PURSUANT TO 50 U.S.C. 
                                1622(d)




   July 30, 2013.--Referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs and 
                         ordered to be printed
                                           The White House,
                                         Washington, July 29, 2013.
Hon. John Boehner,
Speaker of the House of Representatives,
Washington, DC.
    Dear Mr. Speaker: 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, 
2013.
    Certain ongoing activities, such as continuing arms 
transfers to Hizballah that 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.
            Sincerely,
                                                      Barack Obama.
                                 Notice

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     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 and 
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 2 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, 
2013. 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, 2013.