United States. Executive Office of the President, Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents, Week Ending Friday, March 14, 2003 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 2003), 39:318-319

Author: George W. Bush  | Date: March 12, 2003

Notice—Continuation of the National Emergency With Respect to Iran,
March 12, 2003

On March 15, 1995, by Executive Order 12957, the President declared a national emergency with respect to Iran pursuant to the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1701-1706) to deal with the unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security, foreign policy, and economy of the United States constituted by the actions and policies of the Government of Iran, including its support for international terrorism, efforts to undermine the Middle East peace process, and acquisition of weapons of mass destruction and the means to deliver them. On May 6, 1995, the President issued Executive Order 12959 imposing more comprehensive sanctions to further respond to this threat, and on August 19, 1997, the President issued Executive Order 13059 consolidating and clarifying the previous orders.

Because the actions and policies of the Government of Iran continue to pose an unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security, foreign policy, and economy of the United States, the national emergency declared on March 15, 1995, must continue in effect beyond March 15, 2003. 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 with respect to Iran. Because the emergency declared by Executive Order 12957 constitutes an emergency separate from that declared on November 14, 1979, by Executive Order 12170, this renewal is distinct from the emergency renewal of November 2002. This notice shall be published in the Federal Register and transmitted to the Congress.

George W. Bush
The White House,
March 12, 2003.

[Filed with the Office of the Federal Register, 11:08 a.m., March 13, 2003]

Note: This notice was released by the Office of the Press Secretary on March 13, and it was published in the Federal Register on March 14.

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Chicago: George W. Bush, United States. Executive Office of the President, Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents, Week Ending Friday, March 14, 2003 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 2003), 39:318-319 in United States. Executive Office of the President, Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents, Week Ending Friday, March 14, 2003 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 2003), 39:318-319 319. Original Sources, accessed July 12, 2024, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=FGTPWXUSHXXP7WR.

MLA: Bush, George W. United States. Executive Office of the President, Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents, Week Ending Friday, March 14, 2003 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 2003), 39:318-319, in United States. Executive Office of the President, Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents, Week Ending Friday, March 14, 2003 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 2003), 39:318-319, page 319. Original Sources. 12 Jul. 2024. http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=FGTPWXUSHXXP7WR.

Harvard: Bush, GW, United States. Executive Office of the President, Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents, Week Ending Friday, March 14, 2003 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 2003), 39:318-319. cited in , United States. Executive Office of the President, Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents, Week Ending Friday, March 14, 2003 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 2003), 39:318-319, pp.319. Original Sources, retrieved 12 July 2024, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=FGTPWXUSHXXP7WR.