OFAC Recent Action - Termination of the HEU National Emergency

Termination of the HEU National Emergency


On May 26, 2015, the President issued Executive Order 13695, “Termination of Emergency With Respect to the Risk of Nuclear Proliferation Created by the Accumulation of a Large Volume of Weapons-Usable Fissile Material in the Territory of the Russian Federation” (80 Fed. Reg. 30331, May 28, 2015) (E.O. 13695).  In E.O. 13695, the President found that situation that gave rise to the declaration of a national emergency in Executive Order 13617 of June 25, 2012, has been significantly altered by the successful implementation of the Agreement Between the Government of the United States of America and the Government of the Russian Federation Concerning the Disposition of Highly Enriched Uranium Extracted from Nuclear Weapons, dated February 18, 1993, and related contracts and agreements.  He accordingly terminated the national emergency declared in Executive Order 13617 and revoked that order

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