to Congress Regarding Sudan Emergency
The White House
October 31, 2001
TO THE CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES:
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 declara-tion, 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, 2001, to the Federal Register for publication.
The most recent notice continuing this emergency was published in the Federal
Register on November 2, 2000 (65 Fed. Reg. 66163).
The crisis between the United States and Sudan constituted by the actions and
policies of the Government of Sudan, including continuing concern about its
record on terrorism and the preva-lence 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.