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Message to the Congress on Continuation of the National Emergency With Respect to Zimbabwe

February 27, 2006

To the Congress of the United States:

Section 202(d) of the National Emergencies Act (50 U.S.C. 1622(d)) provides for the automatic termination of a national emergency unless, prior to the anniversary date of its declaration, the President publishes in the Federal Register and transmits to the Congress a notice stating that the emergency is to continue in effect beyond the anniversary date. In accordance with this provision, I have sent to the Federal Register for publication the enclosed notice stating that the national emergency blocking the property of persons undermining democratic processes or institutions in Zimbabwe is to continue in effect beyond March 6, 2006. The most recent notice continuing this emergency was published in the Federal Register on March 4, 2005 (70 FR 10859).

The crisis constituted by the actions and policies of certain members of the Government of Zimbabwe and other persons to undermine Zimbabwe's democratic processes or institutions has not been resolved. These actions and policies pose a continuing unusual and extraordinary threat to the foreign policy of the United States. For these reasons, I have determined that it is necessary to continue this national emergency and to maintain in force the sanctions to respond to this threat.


The White House,

February 27, 2006.

NOTE: This message was released by the Office of the Press Secretary on February 28. The notice is listed in Appendix D at the end of this volume.

George W. Bush, Message to the Congress on Continuation of the National Emergency With Respect to Zimbabwe Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project

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