H. Doc. 116-73: Blocking Property and Suspending Entry of Certain Persons Contributing to the Situation in Syria, October 15, 2019 [open pdf - 334KB]
From the letter of President Donald Trump: "Pursuant to the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1701 'et seq.') (IEEPA), I hereby report that I have issued an Executive Order (the 'order') declaring a national emergency due to the situation in and in relation to Syria, and in particular the recent actions by the Government of Turkey to conduct a military offensive into northeast Syria. I have taken this action because recent actions by the Government of Turkey undermine the campaign to defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, or ISIS, endangers civilians, and further threatens to undermine the peace, security, and stability in the region, and thereby constitute an unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security and foreign policy of the United States. I have also announced that steel tariffs will be increased back up to 50 percent, the level prior to reduction in May."
H. Doc. 116-73; House Document 116-73
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