Trump extends national emergency with respect to Iran
On November 14, the United States will continue for another year the national emergency with respect to Iran, according to U.S. President Donald Trump's statement, published on the White House website.
The president noted that the U.S. relations with Iran have not yet normalized, and the process of implementing the bilateral agreements, dated January 19, 1981, is ongoing."
"For this reason, the national emergency declared on November 14, 1979, and the measures adopted on that date to deal with that emergency, must continue in effect beyond November 14, 2019," the notice reads.
"I am continuing for 1 year the national emergency with respect to Iran," Trump declared.
The emergency declaration was first promulgated by 39th U.S. President Jimmy Carter on November 14, 1979, ten days after the Iran hostage crisis had started. This Executive Order called for the freezing of all Iranian government assets held within the United States.