[House Document 113-8]
[From the U.S. Government Printing Office]



113th Congress, 1st Session - - - - - - - - - - - - - House Document 113-8

 
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 DECLARED IN EXECUTIVE ORDER 
13396 OF FEBRUARY 7, 2006, CONCERNING THE SITUATION IN COTE D'IVOIRE IS 
             TO CONTINUE IN EFFECT BEYOND FEBRUARY 7, 2013




  February 4, 2013.--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 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, 2013.
    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. Since the inauguration of 
President Alassane Ouattara in May 2011, the Government of Cote 
d'Ivoire has made progress in advancing democratic freedoms and 
economic development. While the Government of Cote d'Ivoire and 
its people continue to make progress towards peace and 
prosperity, 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. 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 4, 2013.
                                 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.
    Since the inauguration of President Alassane Ouattara in 
May 2011, the Government of Cote d'Ivoire has made progress in 
advancing democratic freedoms and economic development. While 
the Government of Cote d'Ivoire and its people continue to make 
progress towards peace and prosperity, 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. For this reason, 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, 2013. 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 4, 2013.