[House Document 107-29]
[From the U.S. Government Printing Office]



107th Congress, 1st Session - - - - - - - - - - - House Document 107-29 


 
CONTINUATION OF EMERGENCY REGARDING TERRORISTS WHO THREATEN TO DISRUPT 
                     THE MIDDLE EAST PEACE PROCESS

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                             COMMUNICATION

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                   THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES

                              transmitting

NOTIFICATION THAT THE EMERGENCY DECLARED WITH RESPECT TO GRAVE ACTS OF 
  VIOLENCE COMMITTED BY FOREIGN TERRORISTS THAT DISRUPT THE MIDDLE EAST 
  PEACE PROCESS IS TO CONTINUE IN EFFECT BEYOND JANUARY 23, 2001, 
  PURSUANT TO 50 U.S.C. 1622(d)




January 30, 2001.--Referred to the Committee on International Relations 
                       and ordered to be printed
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                    U.S. GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE
89-011                     WASHINGTON : 2001

                                           The White House,
                                      Washington, January 19, 2001.
Hon. J. Dennis Hastert,
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, 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 emergency declared 
with respect to grave acts of violence committed by foreign 
terrorists that disrupt the Middle East peace process is to 
continue in effect beyond January 23, 2001, to the Federal 
Register for publication. The most recent notice continuing 
this emergency was published in the Federal Register on January 
21, 2000.
    The crisis with respect to grave acts of violence committed 
by foreign terrorists that threaten to disrupt the Middle East 
peace process that led to the declaration on January 23, 1995, 
of a national emergency 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 threaten vital interests of the national security, 
foreign policy, and economy of the United States. On August 20, 
1998, I identified four additional persons, including Usama bin 
Ladin, who threaten to disrupt the Middle East peace process. 
For these reasons, I have determined that it is necessary to 
maintain in force the broad authorities necessary to deny any 
financial support from the United States for foreign terrorists 
who threaten to disrupt the Middle East peace process.
            Sincerely,
                                                William J. Clinton.
                                 Notice

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Continuation of Emergency Regarding Terrorists Who Threaten To Disrupt 
                     the Middle East Peace Process

    On January 23, 1995, by Executive Order 12947, I declared a 
national emergency 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 that disrupt the Middle East 
peace process. The order, issued pursuant to the International 
Emergency Economic Powers Act, among other authorities, blocks 
the assets in the United States, or in the control of United 
States persons, of foreign terrorists who threaten to disrupt 
the Middle East peace process. I also prohibited transactions 
or dealings by United States persons in such property. On 
August 20, 1998, by Executive Order 13099, I identified four 
additional persons, including Usama bin Ladin, who threaten to 
disrupt the Middle East peace process. I have annually 
transmitted notices of the continuation of this national 
emergency to the Congress and the Federal Register. Last year's 
notice of continuation was published in the Federal Register on 
January 21, 2000. Because terrorist activities continue to 
threaten the Middle East peace process and vital interests of 
the United States in the Middle East, the national emergency 
declared on January 23, 1995, and the measures made effective 
on January 24, 1995, to deal with that emergency must continue 
in effect beyond January 23, 2001. Therefore, in accordance 
with section 202(d) of the National Emergencies Act (50 U.S.C. 
1622(d) of the National emergencies Act (50 U.S.C. 1622(d)), I 
am continuing 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.
                                                William J. Clinton.
    The White House, January 19, 2001.