Notice from the President on Continuation Regarding the Congo
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release October 20, 2009
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CONTINUATION OF THE NATIONAL EMERGENCY WITH RESPECT
TO THE SITUATION IN OR IN RELATION TO THE
DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO
On October 27, 2006, by Executive Order 13413, the President declared a national emergency with respect to the situation in or in relation to the Democratic Republic of the Congo and, pursuant to the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1701-1706), ordered related measures blocking the property of certain persons contributing to the conflict in that country. The President took this action to deal with the unusual and extraordinary threat to the foreign policy of the United States constituted by the situation in or in relation to the Democratic Republic of the Congo, which has been marked by widespread violence and atrocities that continue to threaten regional stability.
Because this situation continues to pose an unusual and extraordinary threat to the foreign policy of the United States,the national emergency declared on October 27, 2006, and the measures adopted on that date to deal with that emergency,must continue in effect beyond October 27, 2009. 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 13413.
This notice shall be published in the Federal Register and transmitted to the Congress.
THE WHITE HOUSE,
October 20, 2009.