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Author: William J. Clinton  | Date: July 28, 2000

Letter to Congressional Leaders on Continuation of the National Emergency With Respect to Iraq,
July 28, 2000

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 Iraqi emergency is to continue in effect beyond August 2, 2000, to the Federal Register for publication.

The crisis between the United States and Iraq that led to the declaration on August 2, 1990, of a national emergency has not been resolved. The Government of Iraq continues to engage in activities inimical to stability in the Middle East and hostile to United States interests in the region. Such Iraqi actions pose a continuing unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security and foreign policy of the United States. For these reasons, I have determined that it is necessary to maintain in force the broad authorities necessary to apply economic pressure on the Government of Iraq.

Sincerely,
William J. Clinton

Note: Identical letters were sent to J. Dennis Hastert, Speaker of the House of Representatives, and Albert Gore, Jr., President of the Senate. This item was not received in time for publication in the appropriate issue.

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Chicago: William J. Clinton, "Letter to Congressional Leaders on Continuation of the National Emergency With Respect to Iraq, July 28, 2000," Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents, 2000 in United States. Executive Office of the President, Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents, Week Ending Friday, August 4, 2000 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 2000), 36:3215 Original Sources, accessed June 25, 2024, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=3UD51XD26G2YA43.

MLA: Clinton, William J. "Letter to Congressional Leaders on Continuation of the National Emergency With Respect to Iraq, July 28, 2000." Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents, 2000, in United States. Executive Office of the President, Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents, Week Ending Friday, August 4, 2000 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 2000), 36:3215, Original Sources. 25 Jun. 2024. http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=3UD51XD26G2YA43.

Harvard: Clinton, WJ, 'Letter to Congressional Leaders on Continuation of the National Emergency With Respect to Iraq, July 28, 2000' in Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents, 2000. cited in , United States. Executive Office of the President, Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents, Week Ending Friday, August 4, 2000 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 2000), 36:3215. Original Sources, retrieved 25 June 2024, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=3UD51XD26G2YA43.