[House Document 113-9]
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113th Congress, 1st Session - - - - - - - - - - - House Document 113-9

 
      CONTINUATION OF THE NATIONAL EMERGENCY WITH RESPECT TO LIBYA

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                                MESSAGE

                                  from

                     THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES

                              transmitting

   NOTIFICATION OF CONTINUATION OF EMERGENCY WITH RESPECT TO LIBYA, 

                     PURSUANT TO 50 U.S.C. 1703(b)

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  February 13, 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 13566 
of February 25, 2011, is to continue in effect beyond February 
25, 2013.
    Colonel Muammar Qadhafi, his government, and close 
associates took extreme measures against the people of Libya, 
including by using weapons of war, mercenaries, and wanton 
violence against unarmed civilians. In addition, there was a 
serious risk that Libyan state assets would be misappropriated 
by Qadhafi, members of his government, members of his family, 
or his close associates if those assets were not protected. The 
foregoing circumstances, the prolonged attacks, and the 
increased numbers of Libyans seeking refuge in other countries 
caused a deterioration in the security of Libya, posed a 
serious risk to its stability, and led me to declare a national 
emergency to deal with this threat to the national security and 
foreign policy of the United States.
    We are in the process of winding down the sanctions in 
response to developments in Libya, including the fall of 
Qadhafi and his government and the establishment of a 
democratically elected government. We are working closely with 
the new Libyan government and with the international community 
to effectively and appropriately ease restrictions on 
sanctioned entities, including by taking actions consistent 
with the U.N. Security Council's decision to lift sanctions 
against the Central Bank of Libya and two other entities on 
December 16, 2011. The situation in Libya, however, continues 
to pose an unusual and extraordinary threat to the national 
security and foreign policy of the United States and we need to 
protect against this threat and the diversion of assets or 
other abuse by certain members of Qadhafi's family and other 
former regime officials. Therefore, I have determined that it 
is necessary to continue the national emergency with respect to 
Libya.
                                                      Barack Obama.
    The White House, February 13, 2013.
                                 Notice

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      Continuation of the National Emergency With Respect to Libya

    On February 25, 2011, by Executive Order 13566, I 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 Colonel 
Muammar Qadhafi, his government, and close associates who took 
extreme measures against the people of Libya, including by 
using weapons of war, mercenaries, and wanton violence against 
unarmed civilians. In addition, there was a serious risk that 
Libyan state assets would be misappropriated by Qadhafi, 
members of his government, members of his family, or his close 
associates if those assets were not protected. The foregoing 
circumstances, the prolonged attacks, and the increased numbers 
of Libyans seeking refuge in other countries caused a 
deterioration in the security of Libya and posed a serious risk 
to its stability.
    We are in the process of winding down the sanctions in 
response to developments in Libya, including the fall of 
Qadhafi and his government and the establishment of a 
democratically elected government. We are working closely with 
the new Libyan government and with the international community 
to effectively and appropriately ease restrictions on 
sanctioned entities, including by taking action consistent with 
the U.N. Security Council's decision to lift sanctions against 
the Central Bank of Libya and two other entities on December 
16, 2011. The situation in Libya, however, continues to pose an 
unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security and 
foreign policy of the United States and we need to protect 
against this threat and the diversion of assets or other abuse 
by certain members of Qadhafi's family and other former regime 
officials. Therefore, the national emergency declared on 
February 25, 2011, and the measures adopted on that date to 
deal with that emergency, must continue in effect beyond 
February 25, 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 13566.
    This notice shall be published in the Federal Register and 
transmitted to the Congress.
                                                      Barack Obama.
    The White House, February 13, 2013.