PRESIDENTIAL MESSAGE; Congressional Record Vol. 165, No. 44
(Senate - March 12, 2019)

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                          PRESIDENTIAL MESSAGE

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 REPORT OF THE CONTINUATION OF THE NATIONAL EMERGENCY WITH RESPECT TO 
IRAN THAT WAS DECLARED IN EXECUTIVE ORDER 12957 ON MARCH 15, 1995--PM 6

  The PRESIDING OFFICER laid before the Senate the following message 
from the President of the United States, together with an accompanying 
report; which was referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and 
Urban Affairs:

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, 
within 90 days before 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 to the Federal Register for publication the enclosed notice 
stating that the national emergency with respect to Iran that was 
declared on March 15, 1995, is to continue in effect beyond March 15, 
2019.
  The actions and policies of the Government of Iran continue to pose 
an unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security, foreign 
policy, and economy of the United States.
  For this reason, I have determined that it is necessary to continue 
the national emergency declared with respect to Iran and to maintain in 
force comprehensive sanctions against Iran to respond to this threat.
                                                     Donald J. Trump.  
The White House, March 12, 2019.

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