EO 13268
Effective Date: July 02, 2002

Responsible Office: Office of Policy Coordination and International Relations
Subject: Termination of Emergency With Respect to the Taliban and Amendment of Executive Order 13224 of September 23, 2001

                By the authority vested in me as President by the 
                Constitution and the laws of the United States of 
                America, including the International Emergency Economic 
                Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1701 et seq.), the National 
                Emergencies Act (50 U.S.C. 1601 et seq.) (NEA), section 
                5 of the United Nations Participation Act of 1945, as 
                amended (22 U.S.C. 287c), and section 301 of title 3, 
                United States Code,

                I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the United States of 
                America, find that the situation that gave rise to the 
                declaration of a national emergency in Executive Order 
                13129 of July 4, 1999, with respect to the Taliban, in 
                allowing territory under its control in Afghanistan to 
                be used as a safe haven and base of operations for 
                Usama bin Ladin and the Al-Qaida organization, has been 
                significantly altered given the success of the military 
                campaign in Afghanistan, and hereby revoke that order 
                and terminate the national emergency declared in that 
                order with respect to the Taliban. At the same time, 
                and in order to take additional steps with respect to 
                the grave acts of terrorism and threats of terrorism 
                committed by foreign terrorists, the continuing and 
                immediate threat of further attacks on United States 
                nationals or the United States, and the national 
                emergency described and declared in Executive Order 
                13224 of September 23, 2001, I hereby order:

                Section 1. The Annex to Executive Order 13224 of 
                September 23, 2001, is amended by adding thereto the 
                following persons in appropriate alphabetical order:

                     Mohammed Omar (aka, Amir al-Mumineen [Commander of 
                the Faithful])
                    The Taliban.

                Sec. 2. For the purposes of this order and Executive 
                Order 13224 of September 23, 2001, the term ``the 
                Taliban'' is also known as the ``Taleban,'' ``Islamic 
                Movement of Taliban,'' ``the Taliban Islamic 
                Movement,'' ``Talibano Islami Tahrik,'' and ``Tahrike 
                Islami'a Taliban''. The Secretary of State, in 
                consultation with the Secretary of the Treasury, is 
                hereby authorized to modify the definition of the term 
                ``the Taliban,'' as appropriate.

                Sec. 3. Nothing contained in this order shall create 
                any right or benefit, substantive or procedural, 
                enforceable by any party against the United States, its 
                agencies or instrumentalities, its officers or 
                employees, or any other person.

                Sec. 4. Pursuant to section 202 of the NEA (50 U.S.C. 
                1622), termination of the national emergency with 
                respect to the Taliban shall not affect any action 
                taken or proceeding pending not finally concluded or 
                determined as of the date of this order, or any action 
                or proceeding based on any act committed prior to the 
                date of this order, or any rights or duties that 
                matured or penalties that were incurred prior to the 
                date of this order.

                    (Presidential Sig.)B

                THE WHITE HOUSE,

                     July 2, 2002.

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