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105th Congress, 2d Session - - - - - - - - - - - House Document 105-302 AN AMENDMENT TO EXECUTIVE ORDER 12947 DEALING WITH THE WORLDWIDE THREAT POSED BY FOREIGN TERRORISTS __________ COMMUNICATION from THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES transmitting A REPORT ON DEVELOPMENTS CONCERNING THE NATIONAL EMERGENCY WITH RESPECT TO TERRORISTS WHO THREATEN TO DISRUPT THE MIDDLE EAST PEACE PROCESS THAT WAS DECLARED IN EXECUTIVE ORDER 12947 OF JANUARY 23, 1995, PURSUANT TO 50 U.S.C. 1641(c) <GRAPHIC(S) NOT AVAILABLE IN TIFF FORMAT> September 11, 1998.--Referred to the Committee on International Relations and ordered to be printed The White House, Washington, August 20, 1998. Hon. Newt Gingrich, Speaker of the House of Representatives. Dear Mr. Speaker: On January 23, 1995, in light of the threat posed by grave acts of violence committed by foreign terrorists that disrupt the Middle East peace process, using my authority under, inter alia, the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1701 et seq.), I declared a national emergency and issued Executive Order 12947. Because such terrorist activities continue to pose an unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security, foreign policy, and economy of the United States, I have renewed the national emergency declared in Executive Order 12947 annually, most recently on January 21, 1998. Pursuant to section 204(b) of the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1703(b)) and section 201 of the National Emergencies Act (50 U.S.C. 1631), I hereby report to the Congress that I have exercised my statutory authority to issue an Executive Order that amends Executive Order 12947 in order more effectively to respond to the worldwide threat posed by foreign terrorists. The amendment to the Annex of Executive Order 12947 adds Usama bin Muhammad bin Awad bin Ladin (a.k.a. Usama bin Ladin), Islamic Army, Abu Hafs al-Masri, and Rifa'i Ahmad Taha Musa to the list of terrorists that are subject to the prohibitions contained in the Executive Order. These prohibitions include the blocking of all property and interests in the property of the terrorists listed in the Annex, the prohibition of any transaction or dealing by United States persons or within the United States in property or interests in property of the persons designated, and the prohibition of any transaction by any United States persons or within the United States that evades or avoids, or has the purpose of evading or avoiding, any of the prohibitions set forth in the Executive Order. Usama bin Ladin and his organizations and associates have repeatedly called upon their supporters to perform acts of violence. Bin Ladin has declared that killing Americans and their allies ``is an individual duty for every Muslim . . . in order to liberate the Al-Aqsa Mosque and the Holy Mosque.'' These threats are clearly intended to violently disrupt the Middle East peace process. This Executive Order does not limit or otherwise affect the other provisions of Executive Order 12947. I have authorized these actions in view of the danger posed to the national security, foreign policy, and economy of the United States by the activities of Usama bin Muhammad bin Awad bin Ladin (a.k.a. Usama bin Ladin), Islamic Army, Abu Hafs al- Masri, and Rifa'i Ahmad Taha Musa that disrupt the Middle East peace process. I am enclosing a copy of the Executive Order that I have issued exercising my emergency authorities. Sincerely, Bill Clinton. Executive Order ---------- Prohibiting Transactions With Terrorists Who Threaten to Disrupt the Middle East Peace Process By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1701 et seq.), the National Emergencies Act (50 U.S.C. 1601 et seq.), and section 301 of title 3, United States Code, I, WILLIAM J. CLINTON, President of the United States of America, in order to take additional steps with respect to grave acts of violence committed by foreign terrorists that disrupt the Middle East peace process and the national emergency described and declared in Executive Order 12947 of January 23, 1995, hereby order: Section 1. The title of the Annex to Executive order 12947 of January 23, 1995, is revised to read ``TERRORISTS WHO THREATEN TO DISRUPT THE MIDDLE EAST PEACE PROCESS.'' Sec. 2. The Annex to Executive Order 12947 of January 23, 1995, is amended by adding thereto the following persons in appropriate alphabetical order: Usama bin Muhammad bin Awad bin Ladin (a.k.a. Usama bin Ladin) Islamic Army (a.k.a. Al-Qaida, Islamic Salvation Foundation, The Islamic Army for the Liberation of the Holy Places, The World Islamic Front for Jihad Against Jews and Crusaders, and The Group for the Preservation of the Holy Sites) Abu Hafs al-Masri Rifa'i Ahmad Taha Musa Sec. 3. Nothing contained in this order shall create any right or benefit, substantive or procedural, enforceable by any party against the United States, its agencies or instrumentalities, its officers or employees, or any other person. Sec. 4. (a) This order is effective at 12:01 a.m., eastern daylight time on August 21, 1998. (b) This order shall be transmitted to the Congress and published in the Federal Register. William J. Clinton. The White House, August 20, 1998. <greek-d>
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