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Executive Order 12723—Blocking Kuwaiti Government Property

August 02, 1990

By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and laws of the United States of America, including the Intaernational Emergency Economic Powers Act et seq.), the National Emergencies Act et seq.), and

I, GEORGE BUSH, President of the United States, find that the situation caused by the invasion of Kuwait by Iraq constitutes an unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security, foreign policy and economy of the United States and have declared a national emergency to deal with that threat.

I hereby order blocked all property and interests in property of the Government of Kuwait or any entity purporting to be the Government of Kuwait, its agencies, instrumentatlities and controlled entities and the Central Bank of Kuwait that are in the United States, that hereafter come within the United States or that are or hereafter come within the possession or control of United States persons, including their overseas branches.

For purposes of this Order, the term "United States person" means any United States citizen, permanent resident alien, juridical person organized unde the laws of the United States or any person in the United States.

The Secretary of the Treasury is authorized to employ all powers granted to me by the International Emergency Economic Powers Act to carry out theprovisions of this Order.

This Order is effective immediately and shall be transmitted to the Congress and published in the Federal Register.

George Bush

The White House,

August 2, 1990.

George Bush, Executive Order 12723—Blocking Kuwaiti Government Property Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project

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