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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 47 (Thursday, March 10, 2016)]
[Presidential Documents]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-05634]



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Vol. 81

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No. 47

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Part III





The President





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Notice of March 9, 2016--Continuation of the National Emergency With 
Respect to Iran


                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 81 , No. 47 / Thursday, March 10, 2016 / 
Presidential Documents

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Title 3--
The President

[[Page 12793]]

                Notice of March 9, 2016

                
Continuation of the National Emergency With 
                Respect to Iran

                On March 15, 1995, by Executive Order 12957, the 
                President declared a national emergency with respect to 
                Iran, pursuant to the International Emergency Economic 
                Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1701-1706), to deal with the 
                unusual and extraordinary threat to the national 
                security, foreign policy, and economy of the United 
                States constituted by the actions and policies of the 
                Government of Iran. On May 6, 1995, the President 
                issued Executive Order 12959, imposing comprehensive 
                sanctions on Iran to further respond to this threat. On 
                August 19, 1997, the President issued Executive Order 
                13059, consolidating and clarifying the previous 
                orders. I took additional steps pursuant to this 
                national emergency in Executive Order 13553 of 
                September 28, 2010, Executive Order 13574 of May 23, 
                2011, Executive Order 13590 of November 20, 2011, 
                Executive Order 13599 of February 5, 2012, Executive 
                Order 13606 of April 22, 2012, Executive Order 13608 of 
                May 1, 2012, Executive Order 13622 of July 30, 2012, 
                Executive Order 13628 of October 9, 2012, and Executive 
                Order 13645 of June 3, 2013.

                On July 14, 2015, the P5+1 (China, France, Germany, 
                Russia, the United Kingdom, and the United States), the 
                European Union, and Iran reached a Joint Comprehensive 
                Plan of Action (JCPOA) to ensure that Iran's nuclear 
                program is and will remain exclusively peaceful. 
                January 16, 2016, marked Implementation Day under the 
                JCPOA, when the International Atomic Energy Agency 
                issued a report verifying that Iran had completed key 
                nuclear-related steps as specified in the JCPOA, and 
                the Secretary of State confirmed the report's findings. 
                As a result, the United States lifted nuclear-related 
                sanctions on Iran consistent with its commitments under 
                the JCPOA, including the termination of a number of 
                Executive Orders that were issued pursuant to this 
                national emergency. Though the lifting of nuclear-
                related sanctions constitutes a significant change in 
                our sanctions posture, non-nuclear related sanctions 
                remain in place.

                Despite the historic deal to ensure the exclusively 
                peaceful nature of Iran's nuclear program, certain 
                actions and policies of the Government of Iran continue 
                to pose an unusual and extraordinary threat to the 
                national security, foreign policy, and economy of the 
                United States. For this reason, the national emergency 
                declared on March 15, 1995, must continue in effect 
                beyond March 15, 2016. 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 with respect to Iran declared in 
                Executive Order 12957. The emergency declared in 
                Executive Order 12957 constitutes an emergency separate 
                from that declared on November 14, 1979, by Executive 
                Order 12170. This renewal, therefore, is distinct from 
                the emergency renewal of November 2015.

[[Page 12794]]

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

                THE WHITE HOUSE,

                    March 9, 2016.

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