[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 17 (Thursday, January 26, 2012)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-1538]


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DEPARTMENT OF STATE

[Public Notice 7774]


Review and Amendment of the Designation of al-Qa'ida in Iraq, et 
al. as a Foreign Terrorist Organization Pursuant to Section 219 of the 
Immigration and Nationality Act

    In the Matter of the Review and Amendment of the Designation of 
al-Qa'ida in Iraq, aka Jam'at al Tawhid wa'al-Jihad, aka The 
Monotheism and Jihad Group, aka The al-Zarqawi Network, aka al-
Tawhid, aka Tanzim Qa`idat al-Jihad fi Bilad al-Rafidayn, aka The 
Organization of al-Jihad's Base of Operations in Iraq, aka al-Qaida 
of Jihad in Iraq, aka al-Qaida in Iraq, aka al-Qaida in Mesopotamia, 
aka al-Qaida in the Land of the Two Rivers, aka al-Qaida of the 
Jihad in the Land of the Two Rivers, aka al-Qaida of Jihad 
Organization in the Land of the Two Rivers, aka al-Qaida Group of 
Jihad in Iraq, aka al-Qaida Group of Jihad in the Land of the Two 
Rivers, aka The Organization of Jihad's Base in the Country of the 
Two Rivers, aka The Organization Base of Jihad/Country of the Two 
Rivers, aka The Organization of al-Jihad's Base in the Land of the 
Two Rivers, aka The Organization Base of Jihad/Mesopotamia, aka The 
Organization of al-Jihad's Base of Operations in the Land of the Two 
Rivers, aka Tanzeem qa'idat al Jihad/Bildad al Raafidaini, as a 
Foreign Terrorist Organization pursuant to Section 219 of the 
Immigration and Nationality Act.

    Based upon a review of the Administrative Record assembled in this 
matter pursuant to Section 219(a)(4)(C) of the Immigration and 
Nationality Act, as amended (8 U.S.C. 1189(a)(4)(C)) (``INA''), and in 
consultation with the Attorney General and the Secretary of the 
Treasury, the Secretary of State concludes that the circumstances that 
were the basis for the 2004 designation of the aforementioned 
organization as a foreign terrorist organization have not changed in 
such a manner as to warrant revocation of the designation and that the 
national security of the United States does not warrant a revocation of 
the designation, and that there is a sufficient factual basis to find 
that al-Qa'ida in Iraq, also known under the aliases listed above, uses 
or has used an additional alias, namely, Islamic State of Iraq.
    Therefore, the Secretary of State hereby determines that the 
designation of the aforementioned organization as a foreign terrorist 
organization, pursuant to Section 219 of the INA (8 U.S.C. 1189), shall 
be maintained, and in addition, effective upon the date of publication 
in the Federal Register, the Secretary of State hereby amends the 2004 
designation of al-Qa'ida in Iraq as a foreign terrorist organization, 
pursuant to Sec.  219(b) of the INA (8 U.S.C. 1189(b)), to include the 
following new alias and other possible transliterations thereof: 
Islamic State of Iraq.

    Dated: January 11, 2012.
Hillary Rodham Clinton,
Secretary of State.
[FR Doc. 2012-1538 Filed 1-25-12; 8:45 am]
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