Administration of George W. Bush, 2008 / Nov. 11 1407
Notice—Continuation of the Congress a notice stating that the emergency
National Emergency With Respect to is to continue in effect beyond the anniver-
Iran sary date. In accordance with this provision,
I have sent to the Federal Register for publi-
November 10, 2008 cation the enclosed notice, stating that the
On November 14, 1979, by Executive Iran national emergency declared in Execu-
Order 12170, the President declared a na- tive Order 12170 of November 14, 1979, is
tional emergency with respect to Iran pursu- to continue in effect beyond November 14,
ant to the International Emergency Eco- 2008.
nomic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1701–1706), to Our relations with Iran have not yet re-
deal with the unusual and extraordinary turned to normal, and the process of imple-
threat to the national security, foreign policy, menting the January 19, 1981, agreements
and economy of the United States con- with Iran is still underway. For these reasons,
stituted by the situation in Iran. Because our I have determined that it is necessary to con-
relations with Iran have not yet returned to tinue the national emergency declared on
normal, and the process of implementing the November 14, 1979, with respect to Iran, be-
January 19, 1981, agreements with Iran is still yond November 14, 2008.
underway, the national emergency declared Sincerely,
on November 14, 1979, must continue in ef- George W. Bush
fect beyond November 14, 2008. Therefore,
consistent with section 202(d) of the National NOTE: Identical letters were sent to Nancy Pelosi,
Speaker of the House of Representatives, and
Emergencies Act (50 U.S.C. 1622(d)), I am
Richard B. Cheney, President of the Senate.
continuing for 1 year this national emergency
with respect to Iran.
This notice shall be published in the Fed- Remarks on Arrival in New York City
eral Register and transmitted to the Con- November 11, 2008
George W. Bush Veterans Day
As you can see, I have the honor of trav-
The White House, eling with men and women who have volun-
November 10, 2008. teered to serve our Nation in a time of war.
[Filed with the Office of the Federal Register, Behind me are five outstanding Americans
11:15 a.m., November 12, 2008] representing each branch of the military
service. I am with them today because we
NOTE: This notice was released by the Office of are celebrating Veterans Day.
the Press Secretary on November 11, and it was Veterans have inspired troops such as
published in the Federal Register on November these; veterans have inspired me. I was raised