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Designations of Foreign Terrorist Organizations; In the Matter of the Designation of: al-Qa'ida in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), Also Known as al-Qa'ida of Jihad Organization in the Arabian Peninsula, Also Known as Tanzim Qa'idat al-Jihad fi Jazirat al-Arab, Also Known as al-Qa'ida Organization in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), Also Known as al-Qa'ida in Yemen (AQY), Also Known as al-Qa'ida in the South Arabian Peninsula, as a Foreign Terrorist Organization Pursuant to Section 219 of the Immigration and Nationality Act, as Amended.

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Based upon a review of the Administrative Record assembled in this matter, and in consultation with the Attorney General and the Secretary of the Treasury, I conclude that there is a sufficient factual basis to find that the relevant circumstances described in section 219 of the Immigration and Nationality Act, as amended (hereinafter “INA”) (8 U.S.C. 1189), exist with respect to al-Qa'ida in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), also known as al-Qa'ida of Jihad Organization in the Arabian Peninsula, also known as Tanzim Qa'idat al-Jihad fi Jazirat al-Arab, also known as al-Qa'ida Organization in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), also known as al-Qa'ida in Yemen (AQY), also known as al-Qa'ida in the South Arabian Peninsula.

Therefore, I hereby designate the aforementioned organization and its aliases as a foreign terrorist organization pursuant to section 219 of the INA.

This determination shall be published in the Federal Register.

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December 14, 2009.

Hillary Rodham Clinton,

Secretary of State, Department of State.

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[FR Doc. 2010-880 Filed 1-15-10; 8:45 am]

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