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Office of the Press Secretary

For Immediate Release November 1, 1994

Notice of Continuation of Iran Emergency

On Nov. 14, 1979, by Executive Order No. 12170, the President declared a national emergency to deal with the threat to the national security, foreign policy and economy of the United States constituted by the situation in Iran. Notices of the continuation of this national emergency have been transmitted annually by the President to the Congress and the Federal Register. The most recent notice appeared in the Federal Register on Nov. 2, 1993. Because our relations with Iran have not yet returned to normal, and the process of implementing the Jan. 19, 1981 agreements with Iran is still underway, the national emergency declared on Nov. 14, 1979 must continue in effect beyond Nov. 14, 1994. Therefore, in accordance with section 202(d) of the National Emergencies act (50 U.S.C. 1622 (d)), I am continuing the national emergency with respect to Iran. This notice shall be published in the Federal Register and transmitted to the Congress.

William J. Clinton

The White House
Oct. 31, 1994