US extends national emergency on Iran
Baku, Azerbaijan, Jan. 14
By Fatih Karimov – Trend:
President Barack Obama extended the United States’ national emergency against Iran, the Press Secretary Office of White House announced.
In a letter to the speaker of the House of Representatives and the president of the Senate, on Jan. 13, Obama said the national emergency with respect to Iran that was declared on March 15, 1995, will continue in effect beyond March 15, 2017.
The US president underlined that certain actions and policies of the Iranian government 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.
The National Emergencies Act requires the US president to extend a national emergency within 90 days of its anniversary date, before it is automatically terminated.