TEXT OF A LETTER FROM THE PRESIDENT
TO THE SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
AND THE PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE
November 12, 2009
Dear Madam Speaker: (Dear Mr. President:)
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 with respect to Iran that was declared in
Executive Order 12170 of November 14, 1979, is to continue in
effect beyond November 14, 2009.
Our relations with Iran have not yet returned to normal, and the
process of implementing the January 19, 1981, agreements with
Iran is still underway. For these reasons, I have determined
that it is necessary to continue the national emergency declared
on November 14, 1979, with respect to Iran, beyond November 14,