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Download as PDF Vol. 78 Thursday, No. 90 May 9, 2013 Part II The President mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with PREDOCO0 Notice of May 7, 2013—Continuation of the National Emergency With Respect to the Actions of the Government of Syria VerDate Mar<15>2010 19:23 May 08, 2013 Jkt 229001 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4717 Sfmt 4717 E:\FR\FM\09MYO0.SGM 09MYO0 mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with PREDOCO0 VerDate Mar<15>2010 19:23 May 08, 2013 Jkt 229001 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4717 Sfmt 4717 E:\FR\FM\09MYO0.SGM 09MYO0 27301 Presidential Documents Federal Register Vol. 78, No. 90 Thursday, May 9, 2013 Title 3— Notice of May 7, 2013 The President Continuation of the National Emergency With Respect to the Actions of the Government of Syria On May 11, 2004, pursuant to his authority under the International Emergency Economic Powers Act, 50 U.S.C. 1701–1706, and the Syria Accountability and Lebanese Sovereignty Restoration Act of 2003, Public Law 108– 175, the President issued Executive Order 13338, in which he declared a national emergency with respect to the actions of the Government of Syria. To deal with this national emergency, Executive Order 13338 authorized the blocking of property of certain persons and prohibited the exportation or re-exportation of certain goods to Syria. The national emergency was modified in scope and relied upon for additional steps taken in Executive Order 13399 of April 25, 2006, Executive Order 13460 of February 13, 2008, Executive Order 13572 of April 29, 2011, Executive Order 13573 of May 18, 2011, Executive Order 13582 of August 17, 2011, Executive Order 13606 of April 22, 2012, and Executive Order 13608 of May 1, 2012. The President took these actions to deal with the unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security, foreign policy, and economy of the United States constituted by the actions of the Government of Syria in supporting terrorism, maintaining its then-existing occupation of Lebanon, pursuing weapons of mass destruction and missile programs, and undermining U.S. and international efforts with respect to the stabilization and reconstruction of Iraq. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with PREDOCO0 While the Syrian regime has reduced the number of foreign fighters bound for Iraq, the regime’s brutal war on the Syrian people, who have been calling for freedom and a representative government, endangers not only the Syrian people themselves, but could yield greater instability throughout the region. The Syrian regime’s actions and policies, including pursuing chemical and biological weapons, supporting terrorist organizations, and obstructing the Lebanese government’s ability to function effectively, continue to pose an unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security, foreign policy, and economy of the United States. As a result, the national emergency declared on May 11, 2004, and the measures to deal with that emergency adopted on that date in Executive Order 13338; on April 25, 2006, in Executive Order 13399; on February 13, 2008, in Executive Order 13460; on April 29, 2011, in Executive Order 13572; on May 18, 2011, in Executive Order 13573; on August 17, 2011, in Executive Order 13582; on April 22, 2012, in Executive Order 13606; and on May 1, 2012, in Executive Order 13608; must continue in effect beyond May 11, 2013. 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 with respect to the actions of the Government of Syria. In addition, the United States condemns the Asad regime’s use of brutal violence and human rights abuses and calls on the Asad regime to stop its violent war and step aside to allow a political transition in Syria that will forge a credible path to a future of greater freedom, democracy, opportunity, and justice. The United States will consider changes in the composition, policies, and actions of the Government of Syria in determining whether to continue or terminate this national emergency in the future. VerDate Mar<15>2010 19:23 May 08, 2013 Jkt 229001 PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\09MYO0.SGM 09MYO0 27302 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 90 / Thursday, May 9, 2013 / Presidential Documents This notice shall be published in the Federal Register and transmitted to the Congress. THE WHITE HOUSE, May 7, 2013. [FR Doc. 2013–11225 Filed 5–8–13; 11:15 am] VerDate Mar<15>2010 19:23 May 08, 2013 Jkt 229001 PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\09MYO0.SGM 09MYO0 OB#1.EPS</GPH> mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with PREDOCO0 Billing code 3295–F3

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Vol. 78

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No. 90

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Part II





The President





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Notice of May 7, 2013--Continuation of the National Emergency With 
Respect to the Actions of the Government of Syria


                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 78 , No. 90 / Thursday, May 9, 2013 / 
Presidential Documents

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Title 3--
The President

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                Notice of May 7, 2013

                
Continuation of the National Emergency With 
                Respect to the Actions of the Government of Syria

                On May 11, 2004, pursuant to his authority under the 
                International Emergency Economic Powers Act, 50 U.S.C. 
                1701-1706, and the Syria Accountability and Lebanese 
                Sovereignty Restoration Act of 2003, Public Law 108-
                175, the President issued Executive Order 13338, in 
                which he declared a national emergency with respect to 
                the actions of the Government of Syria. To deal with 
                this national emergency, Executive Order 13338 
                authorized the blocking of property of certain persons 
                and prohibited the exportation or re-exportation of 
                certain goods to Syria. The national emergency was 
                modified in scope and relied upon for additional steps 
                taken in Executive Order 13399 of April 25, 2006, 
                Executive Order 13460 of February 13, 2008, Executive 
                Order 13572 of April 29, 2011, Executive Order 13573 of 
                May 18, 2011, Executive Order 13582 of August 17, 2011, 
                Executive Order 13606 of April 22, 2012, and Executive 
                Order 13608 of May 1, 2012.

                The President took these actions to deal with the 
                unusual and extraordinary threat to the national 
                security, foreign policy, and economy of the United 
                States constituted by the actions of the Government of 
                Syria in supporting terrorism, maintaining its then-
                existing occupation of Lebanon, pursuing weapons of 
                mass destruction and missile programs, and undermining 
                U.S. and international efforts with respect to the 
                stabilization and reconstruction of Iraq.

                While the Syrian regime has reduced the number of 
                foreign fighters bound for Iraq, the regime's brutal 
                war on the Syrian people, who have been calling for 
                freedom and a representative government, endangers not 
                only the Syrian people themselves, but could yield 
                greater instability throughout the region. The Syrian 
                regime's actions and policies, including pursuing 
                chemical and biological weapons, supporting terrorist 
                organizations, and obstructing the Lebanese 
                government's ability to function effectively, continue 
                to pose an unusual and extraordinary threat to the 
                national security, foreign policy, and economy of the 
                United States. As a result, the national emergency 
                declared on May 11, 2004, and the measures to deal with 
                that emergency adopted on that date in Executive Order 
                13338; on April 25, 2006, in Executive Order 13399; on 
                February 13, 2008, in Executive Order 13460; on April 
                29, 2011, in Executive Order 13572; on May 18, 2011, in 
                Executive Order 13573; on August 17, 2011, in Executive 
                Order 13582; on April 22, 2012, in Executive Order 
                13606; and on May 1, 2012, in Executive Order 13608; 
                must continue in effect beyond May 11, 2013. 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 with respect to 
                the actions of the Government of Syria.

                In addition, the United States condemns the Asad 
                regime's use of brutal violence and human rights abuses 
                and calls on the Asad regime to stop its violent war 
                and step aside to allow a political transition in Syria 
                that will forge a credible path to a future of greater 
                freedom, democracy, opportunity, and justice.

                The United States will consider changes in the 
                composition, policies, and actions of the Government of 
                Syria in determining whether to continue or terminate 
                this national emergency in the future.

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

                THE WHITE HOUSE,

                    May 7, 2013.

[FR Doc. 2013-11225
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