[Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States: William J. Clinton (1996, Book I)]
[January 3, 1996]
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[From the U.S. Government Publishing Office www.gpo.gov]

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Message to the Congress on Continuation of the National Emergency With 
Respect to Libya
January 3, 1996

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, 
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 the 
enclosed notice, stating that the Libyan emergency is to continue in 
effect beyond January 7, 1996, to the Federal Register for publication.
    The crisis between the United States and Libya that led to the 
declaration of a national emergency on January 7, 1986, has not been 
resolved. The Government of Libya has continued its actions and policies 
in support of terrorism, despite the calls by the United Nations 
Security Council, in Resolutions 731 (1992), 748 (1992), and 883 (1993) 
that it demonstrate by concrete actions its renunciation of such 
terrorism. Such Libyan actions and policies pose a continuing unusual 
and extraordinary threat to the national security and vital foreign 
policy interests of the United States. For these reasons, the national 
emergency declared on January 7, 1986, and the measures adopted on 
January 7 and January 8, 1986, to deal with that emergency, must 
continue in effect beyond January 7, 1996. I have determined that it is 
necessary to maintain in force the broad authorities necessary to apply 
economic pressure to the Government of Libya to reduce its ability to 
support international terrorism.

                                                      William J. Clinton

The White House,

January 3, 1996.

Note: The notice is listed in Appendix D at the end of this volume.