[House Document 113-94]
[From the U.S. Government Printing Office]



113th Congress, 2d Session - - - - - - - - - - - - - House Document 113-94

 
    CONTINUATION OF THE NATIONAL EMERGENCY WITH RESPECT TO ZIMBABWE

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                                MESSAGE

                                  from

                   THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES

                              transmitting

 NOTIFICATION THAT THE NATIONAL EMERGENCY WITH RESPECT TO THE ACTIONS 
AND POLICIES OF CERTAIN MEMBERS OF THE GOVERNMENT OF ZIMBABWE AND OTHER 
PERSONS TO UNDERMINE ZIMBABWE'S DEMOCRATIC PROCESSES OR INSTITUTIONS IS 
   TO CONTINUE IN EFFECT BEYOND MARCH 6, 2014, PURSUANT TO 50 U.S.C. 
                                1622(d)




    March 4, 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 declared in Executive Order 13288 
of March 6, 2003, with respect to the actions and policies of 
certain members of the Government of Zimbabwe and other persons 
to undermine Zimbabwe's democratic processes or institutions is 
to continue in effect beyond March 6, 2014.
    The threat constituted by the actions and policies of 
certain members of the Government of Zimbabwe and other persons 
to undermine Zimbabwe's democratic processes or institutions 
has not been resolved. These actions and policies continue to 
pose an unusual and extraordinary threat to the foreign policy 
of the United States. For these reasons, I have determined that 
it is necessary to continue this national emergency and to 
maintain in force the sanctions to respond to this threat.

                                                      Barack Obama.
    The White House, February 28, 2014.
                                 Notice

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    Continuation of the National Emergency With Respect to Zimbabwe

    On March 6, 2003, by Executive Order 13288, the President 
declared a national emergency and blocked the property of 
certain persons, pursuant to the International Emergency 
Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1701-1706), to deal with the 
unusual and extraordinary threat to the foreign policy of the 
United States constituted by the actions and policies of 
certain members of the Government of Zimbabwe and other persons 
to undermine Zimbabwe's democratic processes or institutions. 
These actions and policies had contributed to the deliberate 
breakdown in the rule of law in Zimbabwe, to politically 
motivated violence and intimidation in that country, and to 
political and economic instability in the southern African 
region.
    On November 22, 2005, the President issued Executive Order 
13391 to take additional steps with respect to the national 
emergency declared in Executive Order 13288 by ordering the 
blocking of the property of certain persons who undermine 
democratic processes or institutions in Zimbabwe.
    On July 25, 2008, the President issued Executive Order 
13469, which expanded the scope of the national emergency 
declared in Executive Order 13288 and authorized the blocking 
of the property of certain persons determined to have engaged 
in actions or policies to undermine democratic processes or 
institutions in Zimbabwe, to commit acts of violence and other 
human rights abuses against political opponents, and to engage 
in public corruption.
    The actions and policies of these persons continue to pose 
an unusual and extraordinary threat to the foreign policy of 
the United States. For this reason, the national emergency 
declared on March 6, 2003, and the measures adopted on that 
date, on November 22, 2005, and on July 25, 2008, to deal with 
that emergency, must continue in effect beyond March 6, 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 declared in Executive Order 13288.
    This notice shall be published in the Federal Register and 
transmitted to the Congress.

                                                      Barack Obama.
    The White House, February 28, 2014.