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• Ronald Reagan
Executive Order 12313 - Specification of Hostage Return Date Under Hostage Relief Act of 1980
July 13, 1981

By the authority vested in me as President of the United States of America by sections 101(2)(A) and 205(b)(1) of the Hostage Relief Act of 1980 (Public Law 96-449; 94 Stat. 1967, 1972; 5 U.S.C. 5561 note) (the "Hostage Act"), it is hereby ordered, for the purposes of these sections of the Hostage Act, that January 21, 1981, is specified as the date on which all citizens and resident aliens of the United States who were placed in a captive status due to the seizure of the United States Embassy in Iran have been returned to the United States or otherwise accounted for, and were no longer under foreign control.

RONALD REAGAN
The White House,
July 13, 1981.

[Filed with the Office of the Federal Register, 10:56 a.m., July 14, 1981]

Citation: Ronald Reagan: "Executive Order 12313 - Specification of Hostage Return Date Under Hostage Relief Act of 1980", July 13, 1981. Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project. http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/ws/?pid=44082.
 
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