For Immediate Release
Office of the Press Secretary
June 13, 2001
To the Congress of the United States
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 Decla-Ration, 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. I Have
Sent the Enclosed Notice to the Federal Register for Publication. This
Notice States That the Emergency Declared with Respect to the Accumulation
of a Large Volume of Weapons-Usable Fissile Material in the Territory of
the Russian Federation is to continue beyond June 21, 2001. It remains a major national security goal of the United States to ensure that fissile material removed from Russian nuclear weapons pursuant to various arms control and disarmament agreements is dedicated to peaceful uses, subject to transparency measures, and protected from diversion to activities of proliferation concern. The accumulation of a large volume of weapons-usable fissile material in the territory of the Russian Federation continues to pose an unusual and extraor-dinary threat to the national security and foreign policy of the United States. For this reason, I have determined that it is necessary to maintain in force these emergency authorities beyond June 21, 2001.
GEORGE W. BUSH
THE WHITE HOUSE, June 11, 2001.
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