Continuation of the National Emergency With Respect to Libya, 10681-10682 [2022-04104]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 87, No. 37 / Thursday, February 24, 2022 / Presidential Documents 10681 Presidential Documents Notice of February 22, 2022 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, and the increased numbers of Libyans seeking refuge in other countries from the attacks caused a deterioration in the security of Libya and posed a serious risk to its stability. On April 19, 2016, the President signed Executive Order 13726, which expanded the scope of the national emergency declared in Executive Order 13566. The President found that the ongoing violence in Libya, including attacks by armed groups against Libyan state facilities, foreign missions in Libya, and critical infrastructure, as well as human rights abuses, violations of the arms embargo imposed by United Nations Security Council Resolution 1970 (2011), and misappropriation of Libya’s natural resources threaten the peace, security, stability, sovereignty, democratic transition, and territorial integrity of Libya, and thereby constitute an unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security and foreign policy of the United States. 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. jspears on DSK121TN23PROD with FR PREZDOC3 For this reason, the national emergency declared on February 25, 2011, and expanded on April 19, 2016, must continue in effect beyond February 25, 2022. 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. VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:40 Feb 23, 2022 Jkt 256001 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\24FEO0.SGM 24FEO0 10682 Federal Register / Vol. 87, No. 37 / Thursday, February 24, 2022 / Presidential Documents This notice shall be published in the Federal Register and transmitted to the Congress. THE WHITE HOUSE, February 22, 2022. [FR Doc. 2022–04104 Filed 2–23–22; 11:15 am] VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:40 Feb 23, 2022 Jkt 256001 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\24FEO0.SGM 24FEO0 BIDEN.EPS</GPH> jspears on DSK121TN23PROD with FR PREZDOC3 Billing code 3395–F2–P

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[Federal Register Volume 87, Number 37 (Thursday, February 24, 2022)]
[Presidential Documents]
[Pages 10681-10682]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2022-04104]




                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 87 , No. 37 / Thursday, February 24, 2022 / 
Presidential Documents

[[Page 10681]]


                Notice of February 22, 2022

                
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, and the 
                increased numbers of Libyans seeking refuge in other 
                countries from the attacks caused a deterioration in 
                the security of Libya and posed a serious risk to its 
                stability.

                On April 19, 2016, the President signed Executive Order 
                13726, which expanded the scope of the national 
                emergency declared in Executive Order 13566. The 
                President found that the ongoing violence in Libya, 
                including attacks by armed groups against Libyan state 
                facilities, foreign missions in Libya, and critical 
                infrastructure, as well as human rights abuses, 
                violations of the arms embargo imposed by United 
                Nations Security Council Resolution 1970 (2011), and 
                misappropriation of Libya's natural resources threaten 
                the peace, security, stability, sovereignty, democratic 
                transition, and territorial integrity of Libya, and 
                thereby constitute an unusual and extraordinary threat 
                to the national security and foreign policy of the 
                United States.

                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.

                For this reason, the national emergency declared on 
                February 25, 2011, and expanded on April 19, 2016, must 
                continue in effect beyond February 25, 2022. 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 10682]]

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

                THE WHITE HOUSE,

                    February 22, 2022.

[FR Doc. 2022-04104
Filed 2-23-22; 11:15 am]
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