President Obama’s Message and Notice to Congress – Continuation of the National Emergency with Respect to Lebanon

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THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release July 29, 2014
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, within 90 days 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 to the Federal
Register for publication the enclosed notice stating that the
national emergency with respect to Lebanon that was declared in
Executive Order 13441 of August 1, 2007, is to continue in
effect beyond August 1, 2014.
Certain ongoing activities, such as continuing arms
transfers to Hizballah, which include increasingly sophisticated
weapons systems, undermine Lebanese sovereignty, contribute to
political and economic instability in the region, and continue
to constitute an unusual and extraordinary threat to the
national security and foreign policy of the United States. For
this reason, I have determined that it is necessary to continue
the national emergency declared in Executive Order 13441 with
respect to Lebanon.
BARACK OBAMA
THE WHITE HOUSE,
July 29, 2014.
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THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release July 29, 2014
NOTICE
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CONTINUATION OF THE NATIONAL EMERGENCY WITH
RESPECT TO LEBANON
On August 1, 2007, by Executive Order 13441, the President
declared a national emergency with respect to Lebanon 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 and foreign policy of the United States
constituted by the actions of certain persons to undermine
Lebanon’s legitimate and democratically elected government or
democratic institutions; to contribute to the deliberate
breakdown in the rule of law in Lebanon, including through
politically motivated violence and intimidation; to reassert
Syrian control or contribute to Syrian interference in Lebanon;
or to infringe upon or undermine Lebanese sovereignty. Such
actions contribute to political and economic instability in that
country and the region.
Certain ongoing activities, such as continuing arms
transfers to Hizballah that include increasingly sophisticated
weapons systems, serve to undermine Lebanese sovereignty,
contribute to political and economic instability in Lebanon, and
continue to constitute an unusual and extraordinary threat to
the national security and foreign policy of the United States.
For this reason, the national emergency declared on
August 1, 2007, and the measures adopted on that date to deal
with that emergency, must continue in effect beyond August 1,
2014. 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 Lebanon declared in
Executive Order 13441.
This notice shall be published in the Federal Register and
transmitted to the Congress.
BARACK OBAMA
THE WHITE HOUSE,
July 29, 2014.
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