Skip to comments.Text of a Notice on the Continuation of the National Emergency with Respect to Iran
Posted on 03/12/2020 11:01:41 AM PDT by ransomnote
On March 15, 1995, by Executive Order 12957, the President declared a national emergency with respect to Iran 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 on Iran to further respond to this threat. On August 19, 1997, the President issued Executive Order 13059, consolidating and clarifying those previous orders. The President took additional steps pursuant to this national emergency in Executive Order 13553 of September 28, 2010; Executive Order 13574 of May 23, 2011; Executive Order 13590 of November 20, 2011; Executive Order 13599 of February 5, 2012; Executive Order 13606 of April 22, 2012; Executive Order 13608 of May 1, 2012; Executive Order 13622 of July 30, 2012; Executive Order 13628 of October 9, 2012; Executive Order 13645 of June 3, 2013; Executive Order 13716 of January 16, 2016; Executive Order 13846 of August 6, 2018; Executive Order 13871 of May 8, 2019; Executive Order 13876 of June 24, 2019; and Executive Order 13902 of January 10, 2020.
As outlined in National Security Presidential Memorandum-11 of May 8, 2018 (Ceasing United States Participation in the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action and Taking Additional Action to Counter Iran’s Malign Influence and Deny Iran All Paths to a Nuclear Weapon), the actions and policies of the Government of Iran — including its proliferation and development of missiles and other asymmetric and conventional weapons capabilities, its network and campaign of regional aggression, its support for terrorist groups, and the malign activities of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps and its surrogates — continue to pose an unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security, foreign policy, and economy of the United States.
For these reasons, the national emergency declared on March 15, 1995, must continue in effect beyond March 15, 2020. 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 declared in Executive Order 12957. The emergency declared by Executive Order 12957 constitutes an emergency separate from that declared on November 14, 1979, by Executive Order 12170, in connection with the hostage crisis. This renewal, therefore, is distinct from the emergency renewal of November 2019.
This notice shall be published in the Federal Register and transmitted to the Congress.
DONALD J. TRUMP
THE WHITE HOUSE,
March 12, 2020.
Message to the Congress on the Continuation of the National Emergency with Respect to Iran
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 before the anniversary date of its declaration, the President publishes in the Federal Registerand 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 Iran that was declared on March 15, 1995, is to continue in effect beyond March 15, 2020.
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.
For this reason, I have determined that it is necessary to continue the national emergency declared in Executive Order 12957 with respect to Iran and to maintain in force comprehensive sanctions against Iran to respond to this threat.
DONALD J. TRUMP
THE WHITE HOUSE,
March 12, 2020.
Coronavirus burial pits so vast they’re visible from space.
Iranian authorities began digging a pair of trenches for victims just days after the government disclosed the initial outbreak. https://t.co/3S4dgLisbu pic.twitter.com/UJwEWEAdhi— The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) March 12, 2020
again trump is smarter and more concerned with national defense than Pelosi or Schumer.
Good endrun around Congress. Stay tuned for further pressure.
Tough time for Iran. It is (1) hit by, and I suggest the real target of, the Saudi oil price war; (2) hit by a very odd and high mortality rate Coronavirus outbreak in the upper reaches of government and almost certainly more widespread in the general population than admitted; (3) watching its Chinese oil market diminish as a result of that country’s production and shipping hit; (4) humiliated by the shootdown of the Ukrainian airliner; (5) crippled by the messy death of its best terrorist leader Qasem Soleimani; (6) beset by rioting in the streets from a young population that has had enough of the mullahs. If that government falls things get very interesting very fast.
Embassies close in North Korea as diplomats evacuated over virus
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Iran sentences accused CIA spy to death and two others to prison, by Madison Dibble, February 04, 2020 09:10 AM
Iran ordered one person to die and two others to spend time in prison after accusing the trio of working for the Central Intelligence Agency to reveal state secrets.
The Supreme Court of Iran confirmed the death sentence of Amir Rahimpour on Tuesday after the state alleged that Rahimpour was spying on behalf of the United States. Iran accused Rahimpour of attempting to pass information about the Islamic Republics nuclear program...../snip
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