In a letter to the Speakers of the House of Representatives and the President of the Senate, US President extended the National Emergency With Respect to Iran.

Iran Press/America: "Section 202(d) of the National Emergencies Act (50 U.S.C. 1622(d)) provides for the automatic termination of a national emergency unless, within 90 days prior to the anniversary date of its declaration, US President publishes in the Federal Register and transmits to the Congress a notice stating that the emergency is to continue in effect beyond the anniversary date,"  the letter reads.

"In accordance with this provision, I have sent to the Federal Register for publication the enclosed notice stating that the national emergency with respect to Iran that was declared on March 15, 1995, is to continue in effect beyond March 15, 2021," Joe Biden wrote in his letter.

A state of emergency gives a US president extraordinary powers, including the ability to seize property, summon the National Guard and hire and fire military officers at will.

The state of emergency also forms the basis for most US sanctions against other countries.

The Iran emergency act is the oldest running US emergency measure that has been renewed every year. 101/209

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