Continuation of the National Emergency Relating to Cuba and the Emergency Authority Relating to the Regulation of the Anchorage and Movement of Vessels, 8919 [05-3701]

Download as PDF 8919 Presidential Documents Federal Register Vol. 70, No. 36 Thursday, February 24, 2005 Title 3— Notice of February 18, 2005 The President Continuation of the National Emergency Relating to Cuba and the Emergency Authority Relating to the Regulation of the Anchorage and Movement of Vessels On March 1, 1996, by Proclamation 6867, a national emergency was declared to address the disturbance or threatened disturbance of international relations caused by the February 24, 1996, destruction by the Cuban government of two unarmed U.S.-registered civilian aircraft in international airspace north of Cuba. In July 1996 and on subsequent occasions, the Cuban government stated its intent to forcefully defend its sovereignty against any U.S.registered vessels or aircraft that might enter Cuban territorial waters or airspace while involved in a flotilla or peaceful protest. Since these events, the Cuban government has not demonstrated that it will refrain from the future use of reckless and excessive force against U.S. vessels or aircraft that may engage in memorial activities or peaceful protest north of Cuba. On February 26, 2004, by Proclamation 7757, the scope of the national emergency was expanded in order to deny monetary and material support to the repressive Cuban government, which had taken a series of steps to destabilize relations with the United States, including threatening to abrogate the Migration Accords with the United States and to close the United States Interests Section. Further, Cuba’s most senior officials repeatedly asserted that the United States intended to invade Cuba, despite explicit denials from the U.S. Secretaries of State and Defense that such action is planned. Therefore, in accordance with section 202(d) of the National Emergencies Act (50 U.S.C. 1622(d)), I am continuing the national emergency with respect to Cuba and the emergency authority relating to the regulation of the anchorage and movement of vessels set out in Proclamation 6867 as amended and expanded by Proclamation 7757. This notice shall be published in the Federal Register and transmitted to the Congress. W THE WHITE HOUSE, February 18, 2005. [FR Doc. 05–3701 Filed 2–23–05; 8:45 am] Billing code 3195–01–P VerDate jul<14>2003 08:12 Feb 23, 2005 Jkt 205001 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\24FEO0.SGM 24FEO0

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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 36 (Thursday, February 24, 2005)]
[Presidential Documents]
[Page 8919]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 05-3701]




                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 36 / Thursday, February 24, 2005 / 
Presidential Documents

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Title 3--
The President

[[Page 8919]]

                Notice of February 18, 2005

                
Continuation of the National Emergency Relating 
                to Cuba and the Emergency Authority Relating to the 
                Regulation of the Anchorage and Movement of Vessels

                On March 1, 1996, by Proclamation 6867, a national 
                emergency was declared to address the disturbance or 
                threatened disturbance of international relations 
                caused by the February 24, 1996, destruction by the 
                Cuban government of two unarmed U.S.-registered 
                civilian aircraft in international airspace north of 
                Cuba. In July 1996 and on subsequent occasions, the 
                Cuban government stated its intent to forcefully defend 
                its sovereignty against any U.S.-registered vessels or 
                aircraft that might enter Cuban territorial waters or 
                airspace while involved in a flotilla or peaceful 
                protest. Since these events, the Cuban government has 
                not demonstrated that it will refrain from the future 
                use of reckless and excessive force against U.S. 
                vessels or aircraft that may engage in memorial 
                activities or peaceful protest north of Cuba. On 
                February 26, 2004, by Proclamation 7757, the scope of 
                the national emergency was expanded in order to deny 
                monetary and material support to the repressive Cuban 
                government, which had taken a series of steps to 
                destabilize relations with the United States, including 
                threatening to abrogate the Migration Accords with the 
                United States and to close the United States Interests 
                Section. Further, Cuba's most senior officials 
                repeatedly asserted that the United States intended to 
                invade Cuba, despite explicit denials from the U.S. 
                Secretaries of State and Defense that such action is 
                planned. Therefore, in accordance with section 202(d) 
                of the National Emergencies Act (50 U.S.C. 1622(d)), I 
                am continuing the national emergency with respect to 
                Cuba and the emergency authority relating to the 
                regulation of the anchorage and movement of vessels set 
                out in Proclamation 6867 as amended and expanded by 
                Proclamation 7757.

                This notice shall be published in the Federal Register 
                and transmitted to the Congress.

                    (Presidential Sig.)B

                THE WHITE HOUSE,

                    February 18, 2005.

[FR Doc. 05-3701
Filed 2-23-05; 8:45 am]
Billing code 3195-01-P