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Notice of the Continuation of the National Emergency With Respect to Libya

December 15, 1987

On January 7, 1986, by Executive Order No. 12543, I declared a national emergency to deal with the unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security and foreign policy of the United States constituted by the actions and policies of the Government of Libya. On January 8, 1986, by Executive Order No. 12544, I took additional measures to block Libyan assets in the United States. I transmitted a notice continuing this emergency to the Congress and the Federal Register on December 23, 1986. Because the Government of Libya has continued its actions and policies in support of international terrorism, the national emergency declared on January 7, 1986, and the measures adopted on January 7 and January 8, 1986, to deal with that emergency, must continue in effect beyond January 7, 1988. Therefore, in accordance with Section 202(d) of the National Emergencies Act (50 U.S.C. 1622(d)), I am continuing the national emergency with respect to Libya. This notice shall be published in the Federal Register and transmitted to the Congress.


The White House,

December 15, 1987.

[Filed with the Office of the Federal Register, 3:52 p.m., December 15, 1987]

Note: The notice was printed in the "Federal Register" of December 17.

Ronald Reagan, Notice of the Continuation of the National Emergency With Respect to Libya Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project

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