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Download as PDF Vol. 80 Friday, No. 89 May 8, 2015 Part V The President asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with PRESDOCS Notice of May 6, 2015—Continuation of the National Emergency With Respect to Actions of the Government of Syria VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:03 May 07, 2015 Jkt 235001 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4717 Sfmt 4717 E:\FR\FM\08MYO0.SGM 08MYO0 asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with PRESDOCS VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:03 May 07, 2015 Jkt 235001 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4717 Sfmt 4717 E:\FR\FM\08MYO0.SGM 08MYO0 26815 Presidential Documents Federal Register Vol. 80, No. 89 Friday, May 8, 2015 Title 3— Notice of May 6, 2015 The President Continuation of the National Emergency With Respect to 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 (E.O.) 13338, in which he declared a national emergency with respect to the actions of the Government of Syria. To deal with this national emergency, E.O. 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 E.O. 13399 of April 25, 2006, E.O. 13460 of February 13, 2008, E.O. 13572 of April 29, 2011, E.O. 13573 of May 18, 2011, E.O. 13582 of August 17, 2011, E.O. 13606 of April 22, 2012, and E.O. 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. asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with PRESDOCS The regime’s brutality and repression of the Syrian people, who have been calling for freedom and a representative government, not only endangers the Syrian people themselves, but also is generating instability throughout the region. The Syrian regime’s actions and policies, including with respect to 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 E.O. 13338; on April 25, 2006, in E.O. 13399; on February 13, 2008, in E.O. 13460; on April 29, 2011, in E.O. 13572; on May 18, 2011, in E.O. 13573; on August 17, 2011, in E.O. 13582; on April 22, 2012, in E.O. 13606; and on May 1, 2012, in E.O. 13608; must continue in effect beyond May 11, 2015. 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 violence against the Syrian people and 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 Sep<11>2014 19:03 May 07, 2015 Jkt 235001 PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\08MYO0.SGM 08MYO0 26816 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 89 / Friday, May 8, 2015 / Presidential Documents This notice shall be published in the Federal Register and transmitted to the Congress. THE WHITE HOUSE, May 6, 2015. [FR Doc. 2015–11385 Filed 5–7–15; 11:15 am] VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:03 May 07, 2015 Jkt 235001 PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\08MYO0.SGM 08MYO0 OB#1.EPS</GPH> asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with PRESDOCS Billing code 3295–F5

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The President





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Notice of May 6, 2015--Continuation of the National Emergency With 
Respect to Actions of the Government of Syria


                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 80 , No. 89 / Friday, May 8, 2015 / 
Presidential Documents

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Title 3--
The President

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                Notice of May 6, 2015

                
Continuation of the National Emergency With 
                Respect to 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 (E.O.) 13338, 
                in which he declared a national emergency with respect 
                to the actions of the Government of Syria. To deal with 
                this national emergency, E.O. 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 E.O. 13399 of 
                April 25, 2006, E.O. 13460 of February 13, 2008, E.O. 
                13572 of April 29, 2011, E.O. 13573 of May 18, 2011, 
                E.O. 13582 of August 17, 2011, E.O. 13606 of April 22, 
                2012, and E.O. 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.

                The regime's brutality and repression of the Syrian 
                people, who have been calling for freedom and a 
                representative government, not only endangers the 
                Syrian people themselves, but also is generating 
                instability throughout the region. The Syrian regime's 
                actions and policies, including with respect to 
                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 E.O. 13338; on 
                April 25, 2006, in E.O. 13399; on February 13, 2008, in 
                E.O. 13460; on April 29, 2011, in E.O. 13572; on May 
                18, 2011, in E.O. 13573; on August 17, 2011, in E.O. 
                13582; on April 22, 2012, in E.O. 13606; and on May 1, 
                2012, in E.O. 13608; must continue in effect beyond May 
                11, 2015. 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 violence 
                against the Syrian people and 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 6, 2015.

[FR Doc. 2015-11385
Filed 5-7-15; 11:15 am]
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