On July 29, 2016, the Federal Register published Presidential Notice of July 27, 2016 - Continuation of the National Emergency With Respect to Lebanon which extends the national emergency for an additional year. The national emergency, first declared on August 1, 2007, by Executive Order 13441, is being extended because certain ongoing activities, such as continuing arms transfers to Hizballah that include increasingly sophisticated weapons systems, serve to undermine Lebanese sovereignty, contribute to political and economic instability in Lebanon, and continue to constitute an unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security and foreign policy of the United States.