[Federal Register Volume 66, Number 186 (Tuesday, September 25, 2001)]
[Presidential Documents]
[Pages 49077-49083]
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[FR Doc No: 01-24205]



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Part IV





The President





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Executive Order 13224--Blocking Property and Prohibiting Transactions 
With Persons Who Commit, Threaten To Commit, or Support Terrorism



Notice of September 24, 2001--Continuation of Emergency With Respect to 
UNITA


                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 66, No. 186 / Tuesday, September 25, 2001 / 
Presidential Documents

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Title 3--
The President

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                Executive Order 13224 of September 23, 2001

                
Blocking Property and Prohibiting Transactions 
                With Persons Who Commit, Threaten To Commit, or Support 
                Terrorism

                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.), 
                section 5 of the United Nations Participation Act of 
                1945, as amended (22 U.S.C. 287c) (UNPA), and section 
                301 of title 3, United States Code, and in view of 
                United Nations Security Council Resolution (UNSCR) 1214 
                of December 8, 1998, UNSCR 1267 of October 15, 1999, 
                UNSCR 1333 of December 19, 2000, and the multilateral 
                sanctions contained therein, and UNSCR 1363 of July 30, 
                2001, establishing a mechanism to monitor the 
                implementation of UNSCR 1333,

                I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the United States of 
                America, find that grave acts of terrorism and threats 
                of terrorism committed by foreign terrorists, including 
                the terrorist attacks in New York, Pennsylvania, and 
                the Pentagon committed on September 11, 2001, acts 
                recognized and condemned in UNSCR 1368 of September 12, 
                2001, and UNSCR 1269 of October 19, 1999, and the 
                continuing and immediate threat of further attacks on 
                United States nationals or the United States constitute 
                an unusual and extraordinary threat to the national 
                security, foreign policy, and economy of the United 
                States, and in furtherance of my proclamation of 
                September 14, 2001, Declaration of National Emergency 
                by Reason of Certain Terrorist Attacks, hereby declare 
                a national emergency to deal with that threat. I also 
                find that because of the pervasiveness and 
                expansiveness of the financial foundation of foreign 
                terrorists, financial sanctions may be appropriate for 
                those foreign persons that support or otherwise 
                associate with these foreign terrorists. I also find 
                that a need exists for further consultation and 
                cooperation with, and sharing of information by, United 
                States and foreign financial institutions as an 
                additional tool to enable the United States to combat 
                the financing of terrorism.

                I hereby order:

                Section 1. Except to the extent required by section 
                203(b) of IEEPA (50 U.S.C. 1702(b)), or provided 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 of this order, all 
                property and interests in property of the following 
                persons that are in the United States or that hereafter 
                come within the United States, or that hereafter come 
                within the possession or control of United States 
                persons are blocked:

                    (a) foreign persons listed in the Annex to this 
                order;
                    (b) foreign persons determined by the Secretary of 
                State, in consultation with the Secretary of the 
                Treasury and the Attorney General, to have committed, 
                or to pose a significant risk of committing, acts of 
                terrorism that threaten the security of U.S. nationals 
                or the national security, foreign policy, or economy of 
                the United States;
                    (c) persons determined by the Secretary of the 
                Treasury, in consultation with the Secretary of State 
                and the Attorney General, to be owned or controlled by, 
                or to act for or on behalf of those persons listed in 
                the Annex to this order or those persons determined to 
                be subject to subsection 1(b), 1(c), or 1(d)(i) of this 
                order;

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                    (d) except as provided in section 5 of this order 
                and after such consultation, if any, with foreign 
                authorities as the Secretary of State, in consultation 
                with the Secretary of the Treasury and the Attorney 
                General, deems appropriate in the exercise of his 
                discretion, persons determined by the Secretary of the 
                Treasury, in consultation with the Secretary of State 
                and the Attorney General;

   (i) to assist in, sponsor, or provide financial, material, or 
technological support for, or financial or other services to or in support 
of, such acts of terrorism or those persons listed in the Annex to this 
order or determined to be subject to this order; or

   (ii) to be otherwise associated with those persons listed in the Annex 
to this order or those persons determined to be subject to subsection 1(b), 
1(c), or 1(d)(i) of this order.

                Sec. 2. Except to the extent required by section 203(b) 
                of IEEPA (50 U.S.C. 1702(b)), or provided 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) any transaction or dealing by United States 
                persons or within the United States in property or 
                interests in property blocked pursuant to this order is 
                prohibited, including but not limited to the making or 
                receiving of any contribution of funds, goods, or 
                services to or for the benefit of those persons listed 
                in the Annex to this order or determined to be subject 
                to this order;
                    (b) 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; and
                    (c) any conspiracy formed to violate any of the 
                prohibitions set forth in this order is prohibited.

                Sec. 3. For 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, 
                or subgroup;
                    (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 ``terrorism'' means an activity that--

   (i) involves a violent act or an act dangerous to human life, property, 
or infrastructure; and

   (ii) appears to be intended--

                       (A) to intimidate or coerce a civilian 
                    population;
                       (B) to influence the policy of a government by 
                    intimidation or coercion; or
                       (C) to affect the conduct of a government by 
                    mass destruction, assassination, kidnapping, or 
                    hostage-taking.

                Sec. 4. I hereby determine that the making of donations 
                of the type specified in section 203(b)(2) of IEEPA (50 
                U.S.C. 1702(b)(2)) by United States persons to persons 
                determined to be subject to this order would seriously 
                impair my ability to deal with the national emergency 
                declared in this order, and would endanger Armed Forces 
                of the United States that are in a situation where 
                imminent involvement in hostilities is clearly 
                indicated by the circumstances, and hereby prohibit 
                such donations as provided by section 1 of this order. 
                Furthermore, I hereby determine that the Trade 
                Sanctions Reform and Export Enhancement Act of 2000 
                (title IX, Public Law 106-387) shall not affect the 
                imposition or the continuation of the imposition of any 
                unilateral agricultural sanction or unilateral medical 
                sanction on

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                any person determined to be subject to this order 
                because imminent involvement of the Armed Forces of the 
                United States in hostilities is clearly indicated by 
                the circumstances.

                Sec. 5. With respect to those persons designated 
                pursuant to subsection 1(d) of this order, the 
                Secretary of the Treasury, in the exercise of his 
                discretion and in consultation with the Secretary of 
                State and the Attorney General, may take such other 
                actions than the complete blocking of property or 
                interests in property as the President is authorized to 
                take under IEEPA and UNPA if the Secretary of the 
                Treasury, in consultation with the Secretary of State 
                and the Attorney General, deems such other actions to 
                be consistent with the national interests of the United 
                States, considering such factors as he deems 
                appropriate.

                Sec. 6. The Secretary of State, the Secretary of the 
                Treasury, and other appropriate agencies shall make all 
                relevant efforts to cooperate and coordinate with other 
                countries, including through technical assistance, as 
                well as bilateral and multilateral agreements and 
                arrangements, to achieve the objectives of this order, 
                including the prevention and suppression of acts of 
                terrorism, the denial of financing and financial 
                services to terrorists and terrorist organizations, and 
                the sharing of intelligence about funding activities in 
                support of terrorism.

                Sec. 7. The Secretary of the Treasury, in consultation 
                with the Secretary of State and the Attorney General, 
                is hereby authorized to take such actions, including 
                the promulgation of rules and regulations, and to 
                employ all powers granted to the President by IEEPA and 
                UNPA 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.

                Sec. 8. Nothing in this order is intended to affect the 
                continued effectiveness of any rules, regulations, 
                orders, licenses, or other forms of administrative 
                action issued, taken, or continued in effect heretofore 
                or hereafter under 31 C.F.R. chapter V, except as 
                expressly terminated, modified, or suspended by or 
                pursuant to this order.

                Sec. 9. Nothing contained in this order is intended to 
                create, nor does it create, any right, benefit, or 
                privilege, substantive or procedural, enforceable at 
                law by a party against the United States, its agencies, 
                officers, employees or any other person.

                Sec. 10. For those persons listed in the Annex to this 
                order or determined to be subject to this order who 
                might have a constitutional presence in the United 
                States, I find that because of the ability to transfer 
                funds or assets instantaneously, prior notice to such 
                persons of measures to be taken pursuant to this order 
                would render these measures ineffectual. I therefore 
                determine that for these measures to be effective in 
                addressing the national emergency declared in this 
                order, there need be no prior notice of a listing or 
                determination made pursuant to this order.

                Sec. 11. (a) This order is effective at 12:01 a.m. 
                eastern daylight time on September 24, 2001.

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

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                THE WHITE HOUSE,

                     September 23, 2001.

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