[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 50 (Wednesday, March 14, 2012)]
[Presidential Documents]
[Pages 15227-15229]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-6426]



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Vol. 77

Wednesday,

No. 50

March 14, 2012

Part III





The President





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Notice of March 13, 2012--Continuation of the National Emergency With 
Respect to Iran Executive Order 12957


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Title 3--
The President

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                Notice of March 13, 2012

                
Continuation of the National Emergency With 
                Respect to Iran Executive Order 12957

                On March 15, 1995, by Executive Order 12957, the 
                President declared a national emergency with respect to 
                Iran, pursuant to the International Emergency Economic 
                Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1701-1706), to deal with the 
                unusual and extraordinary threat to the national 
                security, foreign policy, and economy of the United 
                States constituted by the actions and policies of the 
                Government of Iran. On May 6, 1995, the President 
                issued Executive Order 12959, imposing more 
                comprehensive sanctions to further respond to this 
                threat; on August 19, 1997, the President issued 
                Executive Order 13059, consolidating and clarifying the 
                previous orders; and I issued Executive Order 13553 of 
                September 28, 2010, Executive Order 13574 of May 23, 
                2011, Executive Order 13590 of November 20, 2011, and 
                Executive Order 13599 of February 5, 2012, to take 
                additional steps pursuant to this national emergency.

                Because the actions and policies of the Government of 
                Iran continue to pose an unusual and extraordinary 
                threat to the national security, foreign policy, and 
                economy of the United States, the national emergency 
                declared on March 15, 1995, must continue in effect 
                beyond March 15, 2012. 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 with respect to Iran. Because the 
                emergency declared by Executive Order 12957 constitutes 
                an emergency separate from that declared on November 
                14, 1979, by Executive Order 12170, this renewal is 
                distinct from the emergency renewal of November 2011. 
                This notice shall be published in the Federal Register 
                and transmitted to the Congress.

                
                
                    (Presidential Sig.)

                THE WHITE HOUSE,

                    March 13, 2012.

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