Continuation of the National Emergency With Respect to Libya, 10327-10330 [2014-04133]

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 36 (Monday, February 24, 2014)]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-04133]



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Vol. 79

Monday,

No. 36

February 24, 2014

Part V





The President





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Notice of February 20, 2014--Continuation of the National Emergency 
With Respect to Libya


                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 79 , No. 36 / Monday, February 24, 2014 / 
Presidential Documents

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Title 3--
The President

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                Notice of February 20, 2014

                
Continuation of the National Emergency With 
                Respect to Libya

                On February 25, 2011, by Executive Order 13566, I 
                declared a national emergency pursuant to the 
                International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 
                1701-1706) to deal with an unusual and extraordinary 
                threat to the national security and foreign policy of 
                the United States. I found that Colonel Muammar 
                Qadhafi, his government, and close associates had taken 
                extreme measures against the people of Libya, including 
                by using weapons of war, mercenaries, and wanton 
                violence against unarmed civilians. In addition, there 
                was a serious risk that Libyan state assets would be 
                misappropriated by Qadhafi, members of his government, 
                members of his family, or his close associates if those 
                assets were not protected. The foregoing circumstances, 
                the prolonged attacks, and the increased numbers of 
                Libyans seeking refuge in other countries caused a 
                deterioration in the security of Libya and posed a 
                serious risk to its stability, thereby constituting an 
                unusual and extraordinary threat to the national 
                security and foreign policy of the United States.

                We are in the process of winding down the sanctions in 
                response to developments in Libya, including the fall 
                of Qadhafi and his government and the establishment of 
                a democratically elected government. We are working 
                closely with the new Libyan government and with the 
                international community to effectively and 
                appropriately ease restrictions on sanctioned entities, 
                including by taking action consistent with the U.N. 
                Security Council's decision to lift sanctions against 
                the Central Bank of Libya and two other entities on 
                December 16, 2011. The situation in Libya, however, 
                continues to pose an unusual and extraordinary threat 
                to the national security and foreign policy of the 
                United States and we need to protect against this 
                threat and the diversion of assets or other abuse by 
                certain members of Qadhafi's family and other former 
                regime officials. Therefore, the national emergency 
                declared on February 25, 2011, and the measures adopted 
                on that date to deal with that emergency, must continue 
                in effect beyond February 25, 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 declared in Executive 
                Order 13566.

[[Page 10330]]

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

                THE WHITE HOUSE,

                    February 20, 2014.

[FR Doc. 2014-04133
Filed 2-21-14; 11:15 am]
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