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The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release

Notice Regarding the Continuation of the National Emergency with Respect to Iran

NOTICE

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CONTINUATION OF THE NATIONAL EMERGENCY WITH RESPECT TO IRAN


On November 14, 1979, in Executive Order 12170, 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.

Our relations with Iran have not yet normalized, and the process of implementing the agreements with Iran, dated January 19, 1981, is ongoing.  For this reason, the national emergency declared on November 14, 1979, and the measures adopted on that date to deal with that emergency, must continue in effect beyond November 14, 2017.  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 12170.  

The emergency declared in Executive Order 12170 is distinct from the emergency declared in Executive Order 12957 on March 15, 1995.  This renewal, therefore, is distinct from the emergency renewal of January 13, 2017.

This notice shall be published in the Federal Register and transmitted to the Congress.

 

DONALD J. TRUMP


THE WHITE HOUSE,
November 6, 2017.