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REPORT ON THE CONTINUATION OF THE NATIONAL EMERGENCY THAT WAS
ORIGINALLY DECLARED IN EXECUTIVE ORDER 13441 WITH RESPECT TO LEBANON,
RECEIVED DURING ADJOURNMENT OF THE SENATE ON JULY 28, 2017--PM 15
The PRESIDING OFFICER laid before the Senate the following message
from the President of the United States, together with an accompanying
report; which was referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and
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,
within 90 days of 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 with respect to Lebanon that was
declared in Executive Order 13441 of August 1, 2007, is to continue in
effect beyond August 1, 2017.
Certain ongoing activities, such as continuing arms transfers to
Hizballah that include increasingly sophisticated weapons systems,
undermine Lebanese sovereignty, contribute to political and economic
instability in the region, and continue to constitute an unusual and
extraordinary threat to the national security and foreign policy of the
United States. For this reason, I have determined that it is necessary
to continue the national emergency declared in Executive Order 13441
with respect to Lebanon.
Donald J. Trump.
The White House, July 28, 2017.