[Executive Orders]
		Executive Order 13129 of July 4, 1999


                Blocking Property and Prohibiting Transactions 
                With the Taliban

                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.)("IEEPA"), the 
                National Emergencies Act (50 U.S.C. 1601 et seq.), and 
                section 301 of title 3, United States Code,

                I, WILLIAM J. CLINTON, President of the United States 
                of America, find that the actions and policies of the 
                Taliban in Afghanistan, 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 who have committed and threaten to 
                continue to commit acts of violence against the United 
                States and its nationals, constitute an unusual and 
                extraordinary threat to the national security and 
                foreign policy of the United States, and hereby declare 
                a national emergency to deal with that threat.

                I hereby order:

                Section 1. Except to the extent provided in section 
                203(b) of IEEPA (50 U.S.C. 1702(b)) and in regulations, 
                orders, directives, or licenses that may be issued 
                pursuant to this order, and notwithstanding any 
                contract entered into or any license or permit granted 
                prior to the effective date:

                    (a) all property and interests in property of the 
                Taliban; and
                    (b) all property and interests in property of 
                persons determined by the Secretary of the Treasury, in 
                consultation with the Secretary of State and the 
                Attorney General:
                    (i) to be owned or controlled by, or to act for or 
                on behalf of, the Taliban; or
                    (ii) to provide financial, material, or 
                technological support for, or services in support of, 
                any of the foregoing,

                that are in the United States, that hereafter come 
                within the United States, or that are or hereafter come 
                within the possession or control of United States 
                persons, are blocked.

                Sec. 2. Except to the extent provided in section 203(b) 
                of IEEPA (50 U.S.C. 1702(b)) and in regulations, 
                orders, directives, or licenses that may be issued 
                pursuant to this order, and notwithstanding any 
                contract entered into or any license or permit granted 
                prior to the effective date:

                    (a) any transaction or dealing by United States 
                persons or within the United States in property or 
                interests in property blocked pursuant to this order is 
                prohibited, including the making or receiving of any 
                contribution of funds, goods, or services to or for the 
                benefit of the Taliban or persons designated pursuant 
                to this order;
                    (b) the exportation, reexportation, sale, or 
                supply, directly or indirectly, from the United States, 
                or by a United States person, wherever located, of any 
                goods, software, technology (including technical data), 
                or services to the territory of Afghanistan controlled 
                by the Taliban or to the Taliban or persons designated 
                pursuant to this order is prohibited;
                    (c) the importation into the United States of any 
                goods, software, technology, or services owned or 
                controlled by the Taliban or persons designated
                pursuant to this order or from the territory of 
                Afghanistan controlled by the Taliban is prohibited;
                    (d) any transaction by any United States person or 
                within the United States that evades or avoids, or has 
                the purpose of evading or avoiding, or attempts to 
                violate, any of the prohibitions set forth in this 
                order is prohibited; and
                    (e) any conspiracy formed to violate any of the 
                prohibitions set forth in this order is prohibited.

                Sec. 3. The Secretary of the Treasury, in consultation 
                with the Secretary of State, is hereby directed to 
                authorize commercial sales of agricultural commodities 
                and products, medicine, and medical equipment for 
                civilian end use in the territory of Afghanistan 
                controlled by the Taliban under appropriate safeguards 
                to prevent diversion to military, paramilitary, or 
                terrorist end users or end use or to political end use.

                Sec. 4. For the purposes of this order:

                    (a) the term "person" means an individual or 
                entity;
                    (b) the term "entity" means a partnership, 
                association, corporation, or other organization, group, 
                or subgroup;
                    (c) the term "the Taliban" means the political/
                military entity headquartered in Kandahar, Afghanistan 
                that as of the date of this order exercises de facto 
                control over the territory of Afghanistan described in 
                paragraph (d) of this section, its agencies and 
                instrumentalities, and the Taliban leaders listed in 
                the Annex to this order or designated by the Secretary 
                of State in consultation with the Secretary of the 
                Treasury and the Attorney General. The Taliban is also 
                known as the "Taleban," "Islamic Movement of 
                Taliban," "the Taliban Islamic Movement," "Talibano 
                Islami Tahrik," and "Tahrike Islami'a Taliban"
                    (d) the term "territory of Afghanistan controlled 
                by the Taliban" means the territory referred to as the 
                "Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan," known in Pashtun as 
                "de Afghanistan Islami Emarat" or in Dari as "Emarat 
                Islami-e Afghanistan," including the following 
                provinces of the country of Afghanistan: Kandahar, 
                Farah, Helmund, Nimruz, Herat, Badghis, Ghowr, 
                Oruzghon, Zabol, Paktiha, Ghazni, Nangarhar, Lowgar, 
                Vardan, Faryab, Jowlan, Balkh, and Paktika. The 
                Secretary of State, in consultation with the Secretary 
                of the Treasury, is hereby authorized to modify the 
                description of the term "territory of Afghanistan 
                controlled by the Taliban"
                     (e) the term "United States person" means any 
                United States citizen, permanent resident alien, entity 
                organized under the laws of the United States 
                (including foreign branches), or any person in the 
                United States.

                Sec. 5. The Secretary of the Treasury, in consultation 
                with the Secretary of State and the Attorney General, 
                is hereby authorized to take such actions, including 
                the promulgation of rules and regulations, and to 
                employ all powers granted to me by IEEPA as may be 
                necessary to carry out the purposes of this order. The 
                Secretary of the Treasury may redelegate any of these 
                functions to other officers and agencies of the United 
                States Government. All agencies of the United States 
                Government are hereby directed to take all appropriate 
                measures within their authority to carry out the 
                provisions of this order.

                Sec. 6. 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. 7. (a) This order is effective at 12:01 a.m. 
                Eastern Daylight Time on July 6, 1999.

                    (b) This order shall be transmitted to the Congress 
                and published in the Federal Register.

                    [signed] William J. Clinton

                THE WHITE HOUSE,

                    July 4, 1999.

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                Annex

                Mohammed Omar (Amir al-Mumineen [Commander of the 
                Faithful]);

[FR Doc. 99-17444
Filed 7-6-99; 12:38 pm]
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