Regarding National Emergency Concerning Terrorists
January 18, 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 emergency declared with respect to foreign terrorists who threaten
to disrupt the Middle East peace process is to continue in effect beyond January
23, 2002, to the Federal Register for publication.
The most recent notice continuing this emergency was published in the Federal
Register on January 22, 2001 (66 Fed. Reg. 7371).
The crisis with respect to the grave acts of violence committed by foreign terrorists
that disrupt the Middle East peace process that led to the declaration of a
national emer-gency on January 23, 1995, as expanded on August 20, 1998, has
not been resolved.
Terrorist groups continue to engage in activities that have the purpose or effect
of threatening the Middle East peace process, and that are hostile to United
States interests in the region.
Such actions constitute an unusual and extraordinary threat to the national
security, foreign policy, and economy of the United States.
For these reasons, I have determined that it is necessary to continue the national
emergency declared with respect to foreign terrorists who threaten to disrupt
the Middle East peace process and maintain in force the economic sanctions against
them to respond to this threat.