Presidential Papers, March 2012

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Author: Barack H. Obama  | Date: March 13, 2012

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Letter to Congressional Leaders on Continuation of the National Emergency With Respect to Iran 
March 13, 2012

Dear Mr. Speaker: (Dear Mr. President:)

Section 202(d) of the National Emergencies Act (50 U.S.C. 1622(d)) provides for the automatic termination of a national emergency unless, within 90 days prior to the anniversary date of its declaration, the President publishes in the Federal Register and transmits to the Congress a notice stating that the emergency is to continue in effect beyond the anniversary date. In accordance with this provision, I have sent the enclosed notice to the Federal Register for publication stating that the national emergency with respect to Iran that was declared on March 15, 1995, is to continue in effect beyond March 15, 2012.

The crisis between the United States and Iran resulting from the actions and policies of the Government of Iran has not been resolved. The actions and policies of the Government of Iran are contrary to the interests of the United States in the region and continue to pose an unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security, foreign policy, and economy of the United States. For these reasons, I have determined that it is necessary to continue the national emergency declared with respect to Iran and maintain in force comprehensive sanctions against Iran to respond to this threat.

Sincerely,

BARACK OBAMA

NOTE: Identical letters were sent to John A. Boehner, Speaker of the House of Representative, and Joseph R. Biden, Jr., President of the Senate.

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Chicago: Barack H. Obama, "Letter to Congressional Leaders on Continuation of the National Emergency With Respect to Iran  March 13 2012," Daily Compilation of Presidential Documents [Collected for March 2012] in Barack H. Obama, United States. Executive Office of the President, Daily Compilation of Presidential Documents [Collected for March 2012] (Washington D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 2012), Original Sources, accessed April 24, 2018, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=D9F9Y6LS2CB7WAH.

MLA: Obama, Barack H. "Letter to Congressional Leaders on Continuation of the National Emergency With Respect to Iran  March 13 2012." Daily Compilation of Presidential Documents [Collected for March 2012], in Barack H. Obama, United States. Executive Office of the President, Daily Compilation of Presidential Documents [Collected for March 2012], Washington D.C., U.S. Government Printing Office, 2012, Original Sources. 24 Apr. 2018. www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=D9F9Y6LS2CB7WAH.

Harvard: Obama, BH, 'Letter to Congressional Leaders on Continuation of the National Emergency With Respect to Iran  March 13 2012' in Daily Compilation of Presidential Documents [Collected for March 2012]. cited in 2012, Barack H. Obama, United States. Executive Office of the President, Daily Compilation of Presidential Documents [Collected for March 2012], U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington D.C.. Original Sources, retrieved 24 April 2018, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=D9F9Y6LS2CB7WAH.