Continuation of the National Emergency With Respect To the Former Liberian Regime of Charles Taylor, 35763-35764 [E9-17373]

Download as PDF 35763 Presidential Documents Federal Register Vol. 74, No. 138 Tuesday, July 21, 2009 Title 3— Notice of July 16, 2009 The President Continuation of the National Emergency With Respect To the Former Liberian Regime of Charles Taylor On July 22, 2004, by Executive Order 13348, the President declared a national emergency and ordered related measures, including the blocking of the property of certain persons connected to the former Liberian regime of Charles Taylor, pursuant to the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1701–1706). The President took this action to deal with the unusual and extraordinary threat to the foreign policy of the United States constituted by the actions and policies of former Liberian President Charles Taylor and other persons, in particular their unlawful depletion of Liberian resources and their removal from Liberia and secreting of Liberian funds and property, which have undermined Liberia’s transition to democracy and the orderly development of its political, administrative, and economic institutions and resources. The President further noted that the Comprehensive Peace Agreement signed on August 18, 2003, and the related cease-fire had not yet been universally implemented throughout Liberia, and that the illicit trade in round logs and timber products was linked to the proliferation of and trafficking in illegal arms, which perpetuated the Liberian conflict and fueled and exacerbated other conflicts throughout West Africa. cprice-sewell on DSK89S0YB1PROD with RULES The actions and policies of Charles Taylor and others have left a legacy of destruction that continues to undermine Liberia’s transformation and recovery. Because the actions and policies of these persons continue to pose an unusual and extraordinary threat to the foreign policy of the United States, the national emergency declared on July 22, 2004, and the measures adopted on that date to deal with that emergency, must continue in effect beyond July 22, 2009. 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 declared in Executive Order 13348. VerDate Nov<24>2008 07:58 Jul 20, 2009 Jkt 217001 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\21JYO0.SGM 21JYO0 35764 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 138 / Tuesday, July 21, 2009 / Presidential Documents This notice shall be published in the Federal Register and transmitted to the Congress. THE WHITE HOUSE, July 16, 2009. [FR Doc. E9–17373 Filed 7–20–09; 8:45 am] VerDate Nov<24>2008 07:58 Jul 20, 2009 Jkt 217001 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\21JYO0.SGM 21JYO0 OB#1.EPS</GPH> cprice-sewell on DSK89S0YB1PROD with RULES Billing code 3195–W9–P

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[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 138 (Tuesday, July 21, 2009)]
[Presidential Documents]
[Pages 35763-35764]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-17373]




                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 138 / Tuesday, July 21, 2009 / 
Presidential Documents

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Title 3--
The President

[[Page 35763]]

                Notice of July 16, 2009

                
Continuation of the National Emergency With 
                Respect To the Former Liberian Regime of Charles Taylor

                On July 22, 2004, by Executive Order 13348, the 
                President declared a national emergency and ordered 
                related measures, including the blocking of the 
                property of certain persons connected to the former 
                Liberian regime of Charles Taylor, pursuant to the 
                International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 
                1701-1706). The President took this action to deal with 
                the unusual and extraordinary threat to the foreign 
                policy of the United States constituted by the actions 
                and policies of former Liberian President Charles 
                Taylor and other persons, in particular their unlawful 
                depletion of Liberian resources and their removal from 
                Liberia and secreting of Liberian funds and property, 
                which have undermined Liberia's transition to democracy 
                and the orderly development of its political, 
                administrative, and economic institutions and 
                resources. The President further noted that the 
                Comprehensive Peace Agreement signed on August 18, 
                2003, and the related cease-fire had not yet been 
                universally implemented throughout Liberia, and that 
                the illicit trade in round logs and timber products was 
                linked to the proliferation of and trafficking in 
                illegal arms, which perpetuated the Liberian conflict 
                and fueled and exacerbated other conflicts throughout 
                West Africa.

                The actions and policies of Charles Taylor and others 
                have left a legacy of destruction that continues to 
                undermine Liberia's transformation and recovery. 
                Because the actions and policies of these persons 
                continue to pose an unusual and extraordinary threat to 
                the foreign policy of the United States, the national 
                emergency declared on July 22, 2004, and the measures 
                adopted on that date to deal with that emergency, must 
                continue in effect beyond July 22, 2009. 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 declared in Executive 
                Order 13348.

[[Page 35764]]

                This notice shall be published in the Federal Register 
                and transmitted to the Congress.
                
                
                    (Presidential Sig.)

                THE WHITE HOUSE,

                    July 16, 2009.

[FR Doc. E9-17373
Filed 7-20-09; 8:45 am]
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