Executive Order 12170

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Signed by President  Jimmy Carter  Wednesday, November 14, 1979 Federal Register  page & date: 44 FR 65729, Thursday, November 15, 1979
See the Notes section for a listing of Executive Orders affected by or related to the issuance of this Executive Order.
Executive Order 12170 was issued during the Iran hostage crisis. This allowed the freezing of all Iranian assets held within the United States. — Excerpted from Executive Order 12170 on Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Executive Order 12170 of November 14, 1979

Blocking Iranian Government Property


Pursuant to the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and laws of the United States including the International Emergency Economic Powers Act, 50 U.S.C.A. sec. 1701 et seq., the National Emergencies Act, 50 U.S.C. sec. 1601 et seq., and 3 U.S.C. sec. 301.

I, JIMMY CARTER, President of the United States, find that the situation in Iran constitutes an unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security, foreign policy and economy of the United States and hereby declare a national emergency to deal with that threat.

I hereby order blocked all property and interests in property of the Government of Iran, its instrumentalities and controlled entities and the Central Bank of Iran which are or become subject to the jurisdiction of the United States or which are in or come within the possession or control of persons subject to the jurisdiction of the United States.

The Secretary of the Treasury is authorized to employ all powers granted to me by the International Emergency Economic Powers Act to carry out the provisions of this order.

This order is effective immediately and shall be transmitted to the Congress and published in the Federal Register.

Signature of Jimmy Carter

Jimmy Carter
The White House,
November 14, 1979.
[FR Doc. 1979–xxxx Filed 11–14–79; 8:45 am]
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Continued by:

  • Notice of November 12, 1980 ( 45 FR 75159, 3 CFR, 1980 Comp., p. 340 );
  • Notice of November 12, 1981 ( 46 FR 55915, 3 CFR, 1981 Comp., p. 233 );
  • Notice of November 08, 1982 ( 47 FR 50841, 3 CFR, 1982 Comp., p. 253 );
  • Notice of November 04, 1983 ( 48 FR 51277, 3 CFR, 1983 Comp., p. 240 );
  • Notice of November 07, 1984 ( 49 FR 44741, 3 CFR, 1984 Comp., p. 252 );
  • Notice of November 01, 1985 ( 50 FR 45901, 3 CFR, 1985 Comp., p. 425 );
  • Notice of November 10, 1986 ( 51 FR 41067, 3 CFR, 1986 Comp., p. 276 );
  • Notice of November 10, 1987 ( 52 FR 43549, 3 CFR, 1987 Comp., p. 314 );
  • Notice of November 08, 1988 ( 53 FR 45750, 3 CFR, 1988 Comp., p. 650 );
  • Notice of October 30, 1989 ( 54 FR 46043, 3 CFR, 1989 Comp., p. 281 );
  • Notice of November 09, 1990 ( 55 FR 47453, 3 CFR, 1990 Comp., p. 370 );
  • Notice of November 12, 1991 ( 56 FR 57791, 3 CFR, 1991 Comp., p. 439 );
  • Notice of October 25, 1992 ( 57 FR 48719, 3 CFR, 1992 Comp., p. );
  • Notice of November 01, 1993 ( 58 FR 58639, 3 CFR, 1993 Comp., p. 794 );
  • Notice of October 31, 1994 ( 59 FR 54785, 3 CFR, 1994 Comp., p. );
  • Notice of October 31, 1995 ( 60 FR 55651 );
  • Notice of October 29, 1996 ( 61 FR 56107 );
  • Notice of September 30, 1997 ( 62 FR 51591 );
  • Notice of November 09, 1998 ( 63 FR 63125 );
  • Notice of November 05, 1999 ( 64 FR 61471 );
  • Notice of November 09, 2000 ( 65 FR 68061 );
  • Notice of November 09, 2001 ( 66 FR 56966 );
  • Notice of November 12, 2002 ( 67 FR 68929 );
  • Notice of November 12, 2003 ( 68 FR 64489 );
  • Notice of November 09, 2004 ( 69 FR 65513 );
  • Notice of November 09, 2005 ( 70 FR 69039 );
  • Notice of November 09, 2006 ( 71 FR 66227 );
  • Notice of November 08, 2007 ( 72 FR 63965 );
  • Notice of November 10, 2008 ( 73 FR 67357 );
  • Notice of November 12, 2009 ( 74 FR 58841 );
  • Notice of November 10, 2010 ( 75 FR 69569 );
  • Notice of November 07, 2011 ( 76 FR 70035 );
  • Notice of November 09, 2012 ( 77 FR 67741 );
  • Notice of November 12, 2013 ( 78 FR 68323 );
  • Notice of November 12, 2014 ( 79 FR 68091 )


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