Continuation of the National Emergency With Respect to the Actions of the Government of Syria, 27639-27640 [2020-10092]

Download as PDF 27639 Presidential Documents Federal Register Vol. 85, No. 90 Friday, May 8, 2020 Title 3— Notice of May 7, 2020 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 reexportation 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 United States 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 generates instability throughout the region. The Syrian regime’s actions and policies, including with respect to chemical weapons, supporting terrorist organizations, and obstructing the Lebanese government’s ability to function effectively, continue to foster the rise of extremism and sectarianism and 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, 2020. 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 Assad regime’s, and its Russian and Iranian enablers’, brutal violence and human rights abuses. The United States calls on the Assad regime and its backers to stop its violent war, enact a nationwide ceasefire, enable the unobstructed delivery of humanitarian assistance to all Syrians in need, and negotiate a political transition in Syria that will forge a credible path along the lines of United Nations Security Council Resolution 2254. The United States will consider changes in the composition, policies, and actions of the Government of Syria in VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:53 May 07, 2020 Jkt 250001 PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\08MYO0.SGM 08MYO0 27640 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 90 / Friday, May 8, 2020 / Presidential Documents determining whether to continue or terminate this national emergency in the future. This notice shall be published in the Federal Register and transmitted to the Congress. THE WHITE HOUSE, May 7, 2020. [FR Doc. 2020–10092 Filed 5–7–20; 11:15 am] VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:53 May 07, 2020 Jkt 250001 PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\08MYO0.SGM 08MYO0 Trump.EPS</GPH> Billing code 3295–F0–P

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Notice of May 7, 2020--Continuation of the National Emergency With 
Respect to the Actions of the Government of Syria



Notice of May 7, 2020--Continuation of the National Emergency With 
Respect to the Central African Republic



Notice of May 7, 2020--Continuation of the National Emergency With 
Respect to Yemen


                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 90 / Friday, May 8, 2020 / 
Presidential Documents

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Title 3--
The President

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                Notice of May 7, 2020

                
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 reexportation 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 
                United States 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 generates 
                instability throughout the region. The Syrian regime's 
                actions and policies, including with respect to 
                chemical weapons, supporting terrorist organizations, 
                and obstructing the Lebanese government's ability to 
                function effectively, continue to foster the rise of 
                extremism and sectarianism and 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, 2020. 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 Assad 
                regime's, and its Russian and Iranian enablers', brutal 
                violence and human rights abuses. The United States 
                calls on the Assad regime and its backers to stop its 
                violent war, enact a nationwide ceasefire, enable the 
                unobstructed delivery of humanitarian assistance to all 
                Syrians in need, and negotiate a political transition 
                in Syria that will forge a credible path along the 
                lines of United Nations Security Council Resolution 
                2254. The United States will consider changes in the 
                composition, policies, and actions of the Government of 
                Syria in

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                determining whether to continue or terminate this 
                national emergency in the future.

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

                THE WHITE HOUSE,

                    May 7, 2020.

[FR Doc. 2020-10092
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