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Saturday, November 5, 2016

Obama extends national emergency on Iran

In a letter to Congress on Thursday, US President Barack Obama extended Washington’s national emergency with respect to Iran, which was originally placed on Tehran in light of the hostage crisis in November 1979.
“Our relations with Iran have not yet returned to normal, and the process of implementing the agreements with Iran, dated Jan. 19, 1981, is still under way,” Obama wrote in the letter.
He added: “For this reason, I have determined that it is necessary to continue the national emergency … with respect to Iran.
“The national emergency with respect to Iran that was declared in Executive Order 12170 of November 14, 1979, is to continue.” (Read More)