[Federal Register Volume 60, Number 16 (Wednesday, January 25, 1995)]
[Presidential Documents]
[Pages 5079-5081]
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Part IX

The President


Executive Order 12947--Prohibiting Transactions With Terrorists Who 
Threaten To Disrupt the Middle East Peace Process

                        Presidential Documents 

Federal Register / Vol. 60, No. 16 / Wednesday, January 25, 1995 / 
Presidential Documents


Title 3--
The President  
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                Executive Order 12947 of January 23, 1995

Prohibiting Transactions With Terrorists Who 
                Threaten To Disrupt the Middle East Peace Process

                 By the authority vested in me as President by the 
                Constitution and the laws of the United States of 
                America, including the International Emergency Economic 
                Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1701 et seq.) (IEEPA), the 
                National Emergencies Act (50 U.S.C. 1601 et seq.), and 
                section 301 of title 3, United States Code,

                I, WILLIAM J. CLINTON, President of the United States 
                of America, find that grave acts of violence committed 
                by foreign terrorists that disrupt the Middle East 
                peace process constitute an unusual and extraordinary 
                threat to the national security, foreign policy, and 
                economy of the United States, and hereby declare a 
                national emergency to deal with that threat.

                I hereby order:

                 Section 1. Except to the extent provided in section 
                203(b)(3) and (4) of IEEPA (50 U.S.C. 1702(b)(3) and 
                (4)) and in regulations, orders, directives, or 
                licenses that may be issued pursuant to this order, and 
                notwithstanding any contract entered into or any 
                license or permit granted prior to the effective date: 
                (a) all property and interests in property of:

                (i) the persons listed in the Annex to this order;

                (ii) foreign persons designated by the Secretary of 
                State, in coordination with the Secretary of the 
                Treasury and the Attorney General, because they are 

                (A) to have committed, or to pose a significant risk of 
                committing, acts of violence that have the purpose or 
                effect of disrupting the Middle East peace process, or

                (B) to assist in, sponsor, or provide financial, 
                material, or technological support for, or services in 
                support of, such acts of violence; and

                (iii) persons determined by the Secretary of the 
                Treasury, in coordination with the Secretary of State 
                and the Attorney General, to be owned or controlled by, 
                or to act for or on behalf of, any of the foregoing 
                persons, that are in the United States, that hereafter 
                come within the United States, or that hereafter come 
                within the possession or control of United States 
                persons, are blocked;

                    (b) any transaction or dealing by United States 
                persons or within the United States in property or 
                interests in property of the persons designated in or 
                pursuant to this order is prohibited, including the 
                making or receiving of any contribution of funds, 
                goods, or services to or for the benefit of such 
                    (c) any transaction by any United States person or 
                within the United States that evades or avoids, or has 
                the purpose of evading or avoiding, or attempts to 
                violate, any of the prohibitions set forth in this 
                order, is prohibited.

                Sec. 2. For the purposes of this order: (a) the term 
                ``person'' means an individual or entity;

                    (b) the term ``entity'' means a partnership, 
                association, corporation, or other organization, group, 
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                    (c) the term ``United States person'' means any 
                United States citizen, permanent resident alien, entity 
                organized under the laws of the United States 
                (including foreign branches), or any person in the 
                United States; and
                    (d) the term ``foreign person'' means any citizen 
                or national of a foreign state (including any such 
                individual who is also a citizen or national of the 
                United States) or any entity not organized solely under 
                the laws of the United States or existing solely in the 
                United States, but does not include a foreign state.

                Sec. 3. I hereby determine that the making of donations 
                of the type specified in section 203(b)(2)(A) of IEEPA 
                (50 U.S.C. 1702(b)(2)(A)) by United States persons to 
                persons designated in or pursuant to this order would 
                seriously impair my ability to deal with the national 
                emergency declared in this order, and hereby prohibit 
                such donations as provided by section 1 of this order.

                 Sec. 4. (a) The Secretary of the Treasury, in 
                consultation with the Secretary of State and, as 
                appropriate, the Attorney General, is hereby authorized 
                to take such actions, including the promulgation of 
                rules and regulations, and to employ all powers granted 
                to me by IEEPA as may be necessary to carry out the 
                purposes of this order. The Secretary of the Treasury 
                may redelegate any of these functions to other officers 
                and agencies of the United States Government. All 
                agencies of the United States Government are hereby 
                directed to take all appropriate measures within their 
                authority to carry out the provisions of this order.

                    (b) Any investigation emanating from a possible 
                violation of this order, or of any license, order, or 
                regulation issued pursuant to this order, shall first 
                be coordinated with the Federal Bureau of Investigation 
                (FBI), and any matter involving evidence of a criminal 
                violation shall be referred to the FBI for further 
                investigation. The FBI shall timely notify the 
                Department of the Treasury of any action it takes on 
                such referrals.

                 Sec. 5. Nothing contained in this order shall create 
                any right or benefit, substantive or procedural, 
                enforceable by any party against the United States, its 
                agencies or instrumentalities, its officers or 
                employees, or any other person.

                Sec. 6. (a) This order is effective at 12:01 a.m., 
                eastern standard time on January 24, 1995.

                    (b) This order shall be transmitted to the Congress 
                and published in the Federal Register.

                    (Presidential Sig.)>

                THE WHITE HOUSE,

                    January 23, 1995.
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