Continuation of the National Emergency With Respect to Libya, 5581-5582 [2019-03178]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 35 / Thursday, February 21, 2019 / Presidential Documents 5581 Presidential Documents Notice of February 19, 2019 Continuation of the National Emergency With Respect to Libya On February 25, 2011, by Executive Order 13566, the President declared a national emergency 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 and foreign policy of the United States constituted by the actions of Colonel Muammar Qadhafi, his government, and close associates, which took 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 against civilians, 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. amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with PRESDOC2 The situation in Libya continues to pose an unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security and foreign policy of the United States, and measures are needed to protect against the diversion of assets or other abuses by members of Qadhafi’s family, their associates, and other persons hindering Libyan national reconciliation. VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:02 Feb 20, 2019 Jkt 247001 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\21FEO1.SGM 21FEO1 5582 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 35 / Thursday, February 21, 2019 / Presidential Documents For this reason, the national emergency declared on February 25, 2011, must continue in effect beyond February 25, 2019. 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. This notice shall be published in the Federal Register and transmitted to the Congress. THE WHITE HOUSE, February 19, 2019. [FR Doc. 2019–03178 Filed 2–20–19; 11:15 am] VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:02 Feb 20, 2019 Jkt 247001 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\21FEO1.SGM 21FEO1 Trump.EPS</GPH> amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with PRESDOC2 Billing code 3295–F9–P

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 35 (Thursday, February 21, 2019)]
[Presidential Documents]
[Pages 5581-5582]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-03178]




                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 84 , No. 35 / Thursday, February 21, 2019 / 
Presidential Documents

[[Page 5581]]


                Notice of February 19, 2019

                
Continuation of the National Emergency With 
                Respect to Libya

                On February 25, 2011, by Executive Order 13566, the 
                President declared a national emergency 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 and foreign policy of 
                the United States constituted by the actions of Colonel 
                Muammar Qadhafi, his government, and close associates, 
                which took 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 against 
                civilians, 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.

                The situation in Libya continues to pose an unusual and 
                extraordinary threat to the national security and 
                foreign policy of the United States, and measures are 
                needed to protect against the diversion of assets or 
                other abuses by members of Qadhafi's family, their 
                associates, and other persons hindering Libyan national 
                reconciliation.

[[Page 5582]]

                For this reason, the national emergency declared on 
                February 25, 2011, must continue in effect beyond 
                February 25, 2019. 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.

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

                THE WHITE HOUSE,

                    February 19, 2019.

[FR Doc. 2019-03178
Filed 2-20-19; 11:15 am]
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