Message to the Congress
on the Continuation of the National Emergency With Respect to Iran
November 10, 1987
the Congress of the United States:
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 the attached notice, stating that the Iran emergency is to
continue in effect beyond November 14, 1987, to the Federal
Register for publication. Similar notices were sent to the Congress and the
Federal Register on November 12, 1980, November
November 8, 1982, November
November 7, 1984, November
and November 12, 1986.
crisis between the United States and Iran that began in 1979 has
not been fully resolved. Although the international tribunal established to
adjudicate claims of U.S. nationals against Iran and of Iranian
nationals against the United States continues to function,
normalization of commercial and diplomatic relations between the United States and Iran has not been achieved.
In these circumstances, I have determined that it is necessary to maintain in
force the broad authorities that may be needed in the process of implementing
the January 1981 agreements with Iran and in the eventual
normalization of relations with that country.
November 10, 1987.