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Jimmy Carter: Executive Order 12282 - United States-Iran Agreement on Release of the American Hostages
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Jimmy Carter
Executive Order 12282 - United States-Iran Agreement on Release of the American Hostages
January 19, 1981
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REVOCATION OF PROHIBITIONS AGAINST

TRANSACTIONS INVOLVING IRAN

By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and statutes of the United States, including Section 203 of the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1702), Section 301 of Title 3 of the United States Code, Section 1732 of Title 22 of the United States Code, and Section 301 of the National Emergencies Act (50 U.S.C. 1631 ), in view of the continuing unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security, foreign policy and economy of the United States upon which I based my declarations of national emergency in Executive Order 12170, issued November 14, 1979, and in Executive Order 12211, issued April 17, 1980, in order to implement agreements with the Government of Iran, as reflected in Declarations of the Government of the Democratic and Popular Republic of Algeria dated January 19, 1981, relating to the release of U.S. diplomats and nationals being held as hostages and to the resolution of claims of United States nationals against Iran, and to begin the process of normalization of relations between the United States and Iran, it is hereby ordered that as of the effective date of this Order:

1-101. The prohibitions contained in Executive Order 12205 of April 7, 1980, and Executive Order 12211 of April 17, 1980, and Proclamation 4702 of November 12, 1979, are hereby revoked.

1-102. The Secretary of the Treasury is delegated and authorized to exercise all functions vested in the President by the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1701 et seq.) to carry out the purpose of this Order.

1-103. This Order shall be effective immediately.

JIMMY CARTER
The White House,
January 19, 1931.

[Filed with the Office of the Federal Register, 9:24 a.m., January 22, 1981]


Note: The text of the Executive order was released by the White House Press Office on January 21.
Citation: Jimmy Carter: "Executive Order 12282 - United States-Iran Agreement on Release of the American Hostages," January 19, 1981. Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project. http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/ws/?pid=44578.
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