2019-03178. Continuation of the National Emergency With Respect to Libya

  • Start Printed Page 5581 Notice of February 19, 2019

    Continuation of the National Emergency With Respect to Libya

    On February 25, 2011, by Executive Order 13566, the President declared a national emergency pursuant to the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1701-1706) to deal with the unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security and foreign policy of the United States constituted by the actions of Colonel Muammar Qadhafi, his government, and close associates, which took extreme measures against the people of Libya, including by using weapons of war, mercenaries, and wanton violence against unarmed civilians. In addition, there was a serious risk that Libyan state assets would be misappropriated by Qadhafi, members of his government, members of his family, or his close associates if those assets were not protected. The foregoing circumstances, the prolonged attacks against civilians, and the increased numbers of Libyans seeking refuge in other countries caused a deterioration in the security of Libya and posed a serious risk to its stability.

    The situation in Libya continues to pose an unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security and foreign policy of the United States, and measures are needed to protect against the diversion of assets or other abuses by members of Qadhafi's family, their associates, and other persons hindering Libyan national reconciliation.

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    For this reason, the national emergency declared on February 25, 2011, must continue in effect beyond February 25, 2019. Therefore, in accordance with section 202(d) of the National Emergencies Act (50 U.S.C. 1622(d)), I am continuing for 1 year the national emergency declared in Executive Order 13566.

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

      THE WHITE HOUSE, February 19, 2019. Filed 2-20-19; 11:15 am]

    [FR Doc. 2019-03178

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Document Information

Published:
02/21/2019
Department:
Executive Office of the President
EntryType:
Presidential Document
DocumentType:
Notice
Document Number:
2019-03178
Pages:
5581-5582 (2 pages)
E.O. Citation:
of 2/19/2019
SectionNoes:
PDF File:
2019-03178.pdf