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Obama Extends National Emergency With Respect To Iran


US President Barack Obama on Tuesday formally continued the national emergency declared in 1995 with respect to Iran.

“The crisis between the United States and Iran resulting from the actions and policies of the government of Iran has not been resolved,” Obama said in a letter sent to U.S. Speaker of the House John Boehner, part of the legal requirement to extend the emergency declaration.

“The actions and policies of the government of Iran are contrary to the interests of the United States in the region and continue to pose an unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security, foreign policy and economy of the United States,” Obama said in the letter.

“For these reasons, I have determined that it is necessary to continue the national emergency declared with respect to Iran and maintain in force comprehensive sanctions against Iran to respond to this threat,” the President wrote.

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KUNA is the Kuwait News Agency

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