President Continues Executive Order 79 FR 3721: Continuation of the National Emergency With Respect to Terrorists Who Threaten To Disrupt the Middle East Peace Process
Executive Order Notice of January 21, 2014
On January 23, 1995, by Executive Order 12947, the President declared a national emergency 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 grave acts of violence committed by foreign terrorists who threaten to disrupt the Middle East peace process. On August 20, 1998, the President modified the Annex to Executive Order 12947 to identify four additional persons who threaten to disrupt the Middle East peace process. On February 16, 2005, by Executive Order 13372, the President clarified the steps taken in Executive Order 12947.
Because these terrorist activities continue to threaten the Middle East peace process and to pose an unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security, foreign policy, and economy of the United States, the national emergency declared on January 23, 1995, and the measures adopted to deal with that emergency must continue in effect beyond January 23, 2014. 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 executive order with respect to foreign terrorists who threaten to disrupt the Middle East peace process.
The process of executive orders has been used by Presidents from Clinton on through Obama to extend the application of the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) administered by the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) – part of the Department of Commerce. The EAR regulates articles not found on the ITAR USML.
This was be published in the Federal Register and transmitted to the Congress.
THE WHITE HOUSE, January 21, 2014