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Executive Order 13069

Issued by William J. Clinton on Friday 12 December 1997


Prohibiting Certain Transactions With Respect to UNITA

Federal Register, Volume 62 Issue 241 (Tuesday, December 16, 1997)

[Federal Register Volume 62, Number 241 (Tuesday, December 16, 1997)]
[Presidential Documents]
[Pages 65989-65990]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 97-33034]




                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 62, No. 241 / Tuesday, December 16, 1997 / 
Presidential Documents

[[Page 65989]]


                Executive Order 13069 of December 12, 1997

                
Prohibiting Certain Transactions With Respect to 
                UNITA

                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.), 
                section 5 of the United Nations Participation Act of 
                1945, as amended (22 U.S.C. 287c)(UNPA), and section 
                301 of title 3, United States Code, in view of United 
                Nations Security Council Resolution 1127 of August 28, 
                1997, and 1130 of September 29, 1997, and in order to 
                take additional steps with respect to the actions and 
                policies of the National Union for the Total 
                Independence of Angola (UNITA) and the national 
                emergency declared in Executive Order 12865, I, WILLIAM 
                J. CLINTON, President of the United States of America, 
                hereby order:

                Section 1. Except to the extent provided in 
                regulations, orders, directives, or licenses issued 
                pursuant to this order, and notwithstanding the 
                existence of any rights or obligations conferred or 
                imposed by any international agreement or any contract 
                entered into or any license or permit granted prior to 
                the effective date of this order, all UNITA offices 
                located in the United States shall be immediately and 
                completely closed.

                Sec. 2. Except to the extent provided in regulations, 
                orders, directives, or licenses issued pursuant to this 
                order, and notwithstanding the existence of any rights 
                or obligations conferred or imposed by any 
                international agreement or any contract entered into or 
                any license or permit granted prior to the effective 
                date of this order, the following are prohibited:

                    (a) the sale, supply, or making available in any 
                form, by United States persons or from the United 
                States or using U.S.-registered vessels or aircraft, of 
                any aircraft or aircraft components, regardless of 
                origin:
                    (i) to UNITA; or
                    (ii) to the territory of Angola other than through 
                a point of entry specified pursuant to section 4 of 
                this order;
                    (b) the insurance, engineering, or servicing by 
                United States persons or from the United States of any 
                aircraft owned or controlled by UNITA;
                    (c) the granting of permission to any aircraft to 
                take off from, land in, or overfly the United States if 
                the aircraft, as part of the same flight or as a 
                continuation of that flight, is destined to land in or 
                has taken off from a place in the territory of Angola 
                other than one specified pursuant to section 4 of this 
                order;
                    (d) the provision or making available by United 
                States persons or from the United States of engineering 
                and maintenance servicing, the certification of 
                airworthiness, the payment of new claims against 
                existing insurance contracts, or the provision, 
                renewal, or making available of direct insurance with 
                respect to:
                    (i) any aircraft registered in Angola other than 
                those specified pursuant to section 4 of this order; or
                    (ii) any aircraft that entered the territory of 
                Angola other than through a point of entry specified 
                pursuant to section 4 of this order;
                    (e) 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.

[[Page 65990]]

                Sec. 3. For the purposes of this order:

                    (a) the term ``person'' means an individual or 
                entity;
                    (b) the term ``entity'' means a partnership, 
                association, trust, joint venture, corporation, or 
                other organization;
                    (c) 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;
                    (d) the term ``UNITA'' includes:
                    (i) the Uniao Nacional para a Independencia Total 
                de Angola (UNITA), known in English as the ``National 
                Union for the Total Independence of Angola;''
                    (ii) the Forcas Armadas para a Liberacao de Angola 
                (FALA), known in English as the ``Armed Forces for the 
                Liberation of Angola;'' and
                    (iii) any person acting or purporting to act for or 
                on behalf of any of the foregoing, including the Center 
                for Democracy in Angola (CEDA).

                Sec. 4. The Secretary of the Treasury, in consultation 
                with the Secretary of State and, as appropriate, other 
                agencies, is hereby authorized to take such actions, 
                including the specification of places, points of entry, 
                and aircraft registered in Angola for purposes of 
                section 2(a), (c), and (d) of this order, the 
                authorization in appropriate cases of medical emergency 
                flights or flights of aircraft carrying food, medicine, 
                or supplies for essential humanitarian needs, and the 
                promulgation of rules and regulations, and to employ 
                all powers granted to the President by IEEPA and UNPA 
                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, including 
                suspension or termination of licenses or other 
                authorizations in effect as of the effective date of 
                this order.

                Sec. 5. 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. 6. (a) This order is effective at 12:01 a.m. 
                eastern standard time on December 15, 1997.

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

                    (Presidential Sig.)

                THE WHITE HOUSE,

                    December 12, 1997.

[FR Doc. 97-33034
Filed 12-15-97; 10:57 am]
Billing code 3195-01-P


Citation: 62 FR 65989
 

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