Week Ending Friday, November 1, 2002

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Author: George W. Bush  | Date: October 29, 2002

Letter to Congressional Leaders on Continuation of the National Emergency With Respect to Sudan,
October 29, 2002

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 Sudan emergency is to continue in effect beyond November 3, 2002, to the Federal Register for publication. The most recent notice continuing this emergency was published in the Federal Register on October 31, 2001 (66 Fed. Reg. 55869).

The crisis between the United States and Sudan constituted by the actions and policies of the Government of Sudan, including continuing concern about the presence and activities of certain terrorist groups, including Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad, and the prevalence of human rights violations, including slavery, restrictions on religious freedom, and restrictions on political freedom, that led to the declaration of a national emergency on November 3, 1997, has not been resolved. These actions and policies are hostile to U.S. interests and 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 continue the national emergency declared with respect to Sudan and maintain in force the comprehensive sanctions against Sudan to respond to this threat.

Sincerely,
George W. Bush

Note: Identical letters were sent to J. Dennis Hastert, Speaker of the House of Representatives, and Richard B. Cheney, President of the Senate. This letter was released by the Office of the Press Secretary on October 30.

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Chicago: George W. Bush, "Letter to Congressional Leaders on Continuation of the National Emergency With Respect to Sudan, October 29, 2002," Week Ending Friday, November 1, 2002 in United States. Executive Office of the President, Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents, Week Ending Friday, November 1, 2002 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 2002), 38:1889-1890 Original Sources, accessed May 23, 2022, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=8W88R6DF6F34E5P.

MLA: Bush, George W. "Letter to Congressional Leaders on Continuation of the National Emergency With Respect to Sudan, October 29, 2002." Week Ending Friday, November 1, 2002, in United States. Executive Office of the President, Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents, Week Ending Friday, November 1, 2002 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 2002), 38:1889-1890, Original Sources. 23 May. 2022. http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=8W88R6DF6F34E5P.

Harvard: Bush, GW, 'Letter to Congressional Leaders on Continuation of the National Emergency With Respect to Sudan, October 29, 2002' in Week Ending Friday, November 1, 2002. cited in , United States. Executive Office of the President, Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents, Week Ending Friday, November 1, 2002 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 2002), 38:1889-1890. Original Sources, retrieved 23 May 2022, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=8W88R6DF6F34E5P.