Continuation of the National Emergency With Respect to the Actions of the Government of Syria

CourtExecutive Office Of The President
Citation86 FR 25793
Record Number2021-09993
Published date10 May 2021
Presidential Documents
25793
Federal Register
Vol. 86, No. 88
Monday, May 10, 2021
Title 3—
The President
Notice of May 6, 2021
Continuation of the National Emergency With Respect to the
Actions of the Government of Syria
On May 11, 2004, pursuant to his authority under the International Emer-
gency Economic Powers Act, 50 U.S.C. 1701–1706, and the Syria Account-
ability and Lebanese Sovereignty Restoration Act of 2003, Public Law 108–
175, the President issued Executive Order 13338, in which he declared
a national emergency with respect to the actions of the Government of
Syria. To deal with this national emergency, Executive Order 13338 author-
ized the blocking of property of certain persons and prohibited the expor-
tation or re-exportation of certain goods to Syria. The national emergency
was modified in scope and relied upon for additional steps taken in Executive
Order 13399 of April 25, 2006, Executive Order 13460 of February 13,
2008, Executive Order 13572 of April 29, 2011, Executive Order 13573
of May 18, 2011, Executive Order 13582 of August 17, 2011, Executive
Order 13606 of April 22, 2012, and Executive Order 13608 of May 1, 2012.
The President took these actions to deal with the unusual and extraordinary
threat to the national security, foreign policy, and economy of the United
States constituted by the actions of the Government of Syria in supporting
terrorism, maintaining its then-existing occupation of Lebanon, pursuing
weapons of mass destruction and missile programs, and undermining United
States and international efforts with respect to the stabilization and recon-
struction of Iraq.
The regime’s brutality and repression of the Syrian people, who have called
for freedom and a representative government, not only endangers the Syrian
people themselves, but also generates instability throughout the region. The
Syrian regime’s actions and policies, including with respect to chemical
weapons and supporting terrorist organizations, pose an unusual and extraor-
dinary threat to the national security, foreign policy, and economy of the
United States. As a result, the national emergency declared on May 11,
2004, and the measures to deal with that emergency adopted on that date
in Executive Order 13338; on April 25, 2006, in Executive Order 13399;
on February 13, 2008, in Executive Order 13460; on April 29, 2011, in
Executive Order 13572; on May 18, 2011, in Executive Order 13573; on
August 17, 2011, in Executive Order 13582; on April 22, 2012, in Executive
Order 13606; and on May 1, 2012, in Executive Order 13608, must continue
in effect beyond May 11, 2021. 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 with respect to the actions of the
Government of Syria.
In addition, the United States condemns the Assad regime’s, and its Russian
and Iranian enablers’, brutal violence and human rights violations and abuses.
The United States calls on the Assad regime and its backers to stop its
violent war against its own people, enact a nationwide ceasefire, enable
the unobstructed delivery of humanitarian assistance to all Syrians in need,
and negotiate a political settlement in Syria in line with United Nations
Security Council Resolution 2254. The United States will consider changes
in policies and actions of the Government of Syria in determining whether
to continue or terminate this national emergency in the future.
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This notice shall be published in the Federal Register and transmitted to
the Congress.
THE WHITE HOUSE,
May 6, 2021.
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