Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents, 1996

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Author: William J. Clinton  | Date: January 18, 1996

Letter to Congressional Leaders on Continuation of the Emergency With Respect to Terrorists Who Threaten To Disrupt the Middle East Peace Process,
January 18, 1996

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, 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, stating that the emergency declared with respect to grave acts of violence committed by foreign terrorists that disrupt the Middle East peace process is to continue in effect beyond January 23, 1996, to the Federal Register for publication.

The crisis with respect to the grave acts of violence committed by foreign terrorists that threaten to disrupt the Middle East peace process that lead to the declaration on January 23, 1995, of a national emergency has not been resolved. Terrorist groups continue to engage in activities with the purpose or effect of threatening the Middle East peace process, and that are hostile to U.S. interests in the region. Such actions threaten vital interests of the national security, foreign policy, and economy of the United States. For these reasons, I have determined that it is necessary to maintain in force the broad authorities necessary to deny any financial support from the United States for foreign terrorists that threaten to disrupt the Middle East peace process.

Sincerely,

William J. Clinton

Note: Identical letters were sent to Newt Gingrich, Speaker of the House of Representatives, and Albert Gore, Jr., President of the Senate. This letter was released by the Office of the Press Secretary on January 19.

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Chicago: William J. Clinton, "Letter to Congressional Leaders on Continuation of the Emergency With Respect to Terrorists Who Threaten to Disrupt the Middle East Peace Process, January 18, 1996," Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents, 1996 in United States. Executive Office of the President, Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents, Week Ending Friday, January 19, 1996 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1996), 32:2543 Original Sources, accessed September 25, 2018, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=DKMNUF62KZ7TVVT.

MLA: Clinton, William J. "Letter to Congressional Leaders on Continuation of the Emergency With Respect to Terrorists Who Threaten to Disrupt the Middle East Peace Process, January 18, 1996." Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents, 1996, in United States. Executive Office of the President, Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents, Week Ending Friday, January 19, 1996 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1996), 32:2543, Original Sources. 25 Sep. 2018. www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=DKMNUF62KZ7TVVT.

Harvard: Clinton, WJ, 'Letter to Congressional Leaders on Continuation of the Emergency With Respect to Terrorists Who Threaten to Disrupt the Middle East Peace Process, January 18, 1996' in Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents, 1996. cited in , United States. Executive Office of the President, Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents, Week Ending Friday, January 19, 1996 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1996), 32:2543. Original Sources, retrieved 25 September 2018, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=DKMNUF62KZ7TVVT.