[House Document 113-87]
[From the U.S. Government Printing Office]



113th Congress, 2d Session - - - - - - - - - - - - - House Document 113-87


 
 CONTINUATION OF EMERGENCY DECLARED WITH RESPECT TO FOREIGN TERRORISTS 
             WHO THREATEN TO DISRUPT THE MIDDLE EAST PEACE 
                                PROCESS

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                             COMMUNICATION

                                  from

                   THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES

                              transmitting

   NOTIFICATION THAT THE NATIONAL EMERGENCY REGARDING TERRORISTS WHO 
  THREATEN TO DISRUPT THE MIDDLE EAST PEACE PROCESS IS TO CONTINUE IN 
     EFFECT BEYOND JANUARY 23, 2014, PURSUANT TO 50 U.S.C. 1622(d)




  January 21, 2014.--Referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs and 
                         ordered to be printed
                                           The White House,
                                      Washington, January 21, 2014.
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 declared 
with respect to foreign terrorists who threaten to disrupt the 
Middle East peace process is to continue in effect beyond 
January 23, 2014.
    The crisis with respect to grave acts of violence committed 
by foreign terrorists who threaten to disrupt the Middle East 
peace process that led to the declaration of a national 
emergency on January 23, 1995, has not been resolved. Terrorist 
groups continue to engage in activities that have the purpose 
or effect of threatening the Middle East peace process and that 
are hostile to United States interests in the region. Such 
actions continue to pose an unusual and extraordinary threat to 
the national security, foreign policy, and economy of the 
United States. Therefore, I have determined that it is 
necessary to continue the national emergency with respect to 
foreign terrorists who threaten to disrupt the Middle East 
peace process and to maintain in force the economic sanctions 
against them to respond to this threat.
            Sincerely,
                                                      Barack Obama.
                                 Notice

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 Continuation of the National Emergency With Respect to Terrorists Who 
           Threaten To Disrupt the Middle East Peace Process

    On January 23, 1995, by Executive Order 12947, 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, foreign policy, and economy of the United 
States constituted by grave acts of violence committed by 
foreign terrorists who threaten to disrupt the Middle East 
peace process. On August 20, 1998, by Executive Order 13099, 
the President modified the Annex to Executive Order 12947 to 
identify four additional persons who threaten to disrupt the 
Middle East peace process. On February 16, 2005, by Executive 
Order 13372, the President clarified the steps taken in 
Executive Order 12947.
    Because these terrorist activities continue to threaten the 
Middle East peace process and to pose an unusual and 
extraordinary threat to the national security, foreign policy, 
and economy of the United States, the national emergency 
declared on January 23, 1995, and the measures adopted to deal 
with that emergency must continue in effect beyond January 23, 
2014. 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 foreign 
terrorists who threaten to disrupt the Middle East peace 
process.
    This notice shall be published in the Federal Register and 
transmitted to the Congress.
                                                      Barack Obama.
    The White House, January 21, 2014.