Notice: Continuation of Iraqi Emergency (7/28/00)
                              THE WHITE HOUSE

                       Office of the Press Secretary
                          (Boston, Massachusetts)

Immediate Release                             July 28, 2000


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     On August 2, 1990, by Executive Order 12722, President Bush 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 Iraq.  By Executive Orders
12722 of August 2, 1990, and 12724 of August 9, 1990, the President imposed
trade sanctions on Iraq and blocked Iraqi government assets.  Because the
Government of Iraq has continued its activities hostile to United States
interests in the Middle East, the national emergency declared on August 2,
1990, and the measures adopted on August 2 and August 9, 1990, to deal with
that emergency must continue in effect beyond August 2, 2000.  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

     This notice shall be published in the Federal Register and transmitted
to the Congress.

                              WILLIAM J. CLINTON

    July 28, 2000.

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