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Title 3--The President (2) such unforeseen emergency requires the immediate provision of as- sistance under Chapter 6 of Part II of the Act. I therefore direct the drawdown of up to $6 million in commodities and services from the Department of Defense to support the transportation of African Union forces to Darfur, Sudan. The Secretary of State is authorized and directed to report this determina- tion to the Congress and to publish it in the Federal Register. GEORGE W. BUSH THE WHITE HOUSE, Washington, July 15, 2005. Notice of July 19, 2005 Continuation of the National Emergency Blocking Property of Certain Persons and Prohibiting the Importation of Certain Goods From Liberia On July 22, 2004, by Executive Order 13348, I declared a national emer- gency and ordered related measures blocking the property of certain per- sons and prohibiting the importation of certain goods from Liberia, pursu- ant to the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 170\177- \177706). I took this action to deal with the unusual and extraordinary threat to the foreign policy of the United States constituted by the actions and policies of former Liberian President Charles Taylor and other persons, in particular their unlawful depletion of Liberian resources and their removal from Liberia and secreting of Liberian funds and property, which have un- dermined Liberia's transition to democracy and the orderly development of its political, administrative, and economic institutions and resources. I fur- ther noted that the Comprehensive Peace Agreement signed on August \1778, 2003, and the related cease-fire have not yet been universally implemented throughout Liberia, and that the illicit trade in round logs and timber prod- ucts is linked to the proliferation of and trafficking in illegal arms, which perpetuate the Liberian conflict and fuel and exacerbate other conflicts throughout West Africa. Because the actions and policies of these persons continue to pose an un- usual and extraordinary threat to the foreign policy of the United States, the national emergency declared on July 22, 2004, and the measures adopt- ed on that date to deal with that emergency, must continue in effect be- yond July 22, 2005. Therefore, in accordance with section 202(d), I am con- tinuing for \177 year the national emergency declared in Executive Order 13348. This notice shall be published in the Federal Register and transmitted to the Congress. GEORGE W. BUSH THE WHITE HOUSE, July 19, 2005. 258