THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release January 4, 2001
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CONTINUATION OF LIBYA EMERGENCY
On January 7, 1986, by Executive Order 12543, President Reagan
declared a national emergency to deal with the unusual and extraordinary
threat to the national security and foreign policy of the United States
constituted by the actions and policies of the Government of Libya. On
January 8, 1986, by Executive Order 12544, the President took additional
measures to block Libyan assets in the United States. The President has
transmitted a notice continuing this emergency to the Congress and the
Federal Register every year since 1986.
The crisis between the United States and Libya that led to the
declaration of a national emergency on January 7, 1986, has not been
resolved. Despite the United Nations Security Council's suspension of U.N.
sanctions against Libya upon the Libyan government's hand over of the Pan
Am 103 bombing suspects, there are still concerns about the Libyan
government's support for terrorist activities and its noncompliance with
United Nations Security Council Resolutions 731 (1992), 748 (1992), and 883
Therefore, in accordance with section 202(d) of the National
Emergencies Act (50 U.S.C. 1622(d)), I am continuing the national emergency
with respect to Libya. This notice shall be published in the Federal
Register and transmitted to the Congress.
WILLIAM J. CLINTON
THE WHITE HOUSE,
January 4, 2001.
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