Obama extends WMD national emergency

On Wednesday, President Barack Obama extended the national emergency with respect to weapons of mass destruction for an additional year in accordance with the National Emergencies Act.
With Executive Order 12938, President Bill Clinton declared a national emergency with respect  to weapons of mass destruction on November 14, 1994. The state of emergency was a result of the extraordinary and unusual threat that the proliferation of nuclear, biological and chemical weapons posed to the national security, foreign policy and economy of the United States.
On July 28, 1998, President Clinton issued Executive Order 13094 to amend the original order to respond more effectively to the worldwide threat of the proliferation activities of WMDs. President George W. Bush issued Executive Order 13382 on June 28, 2005, which further amended the original order to improve the country's ability to combat proliferation.
Because the threat of WMDs remains, President Obama has amended the order to extend it for one more year.
"The proliferation of weapons of mass destruction and the means of delivering them continues to pose an unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security, foreign policy, and economy of the United States; therefore, the national emergency first declared on November 14, 1994, and extended in each subsequent year, must continue," Obama said. "In accordance with section 202(d) of the National Emergencies Act (50 U.S.C. 1622(d)), I am continuing for 1 year the national emergency declared in Executive Order 12938, as amended."