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Executive Order 12268--Hostage Relief Act of 1980

Source: The provisions of Executive Order 12268 of Jan. 15, 1981, appear at 46 FR 4671, 3 CFR, 1981 Comp., p. 96, unless otherwise noted.

By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and statutes of the United States of America, including the Hostage Relief Act of 1980 (Public Law 96-449; 94 Stat. 1967; 5 U.S.C. 5561 note) and Section 301 of Title 3 of the United States Code, and in order to provide for the implementation of that Act, it is hereby ordered as follows:

1-101. The functions vested in the President by Sections 103, 104, 105 and 301 of the Hostage Relief Act of 1980 (5 U.S.C. 5561 note) are delegated to the Secretary of State.

1-102. The Secretary of State shall consult with the heads of appropriate Executive agencies in carrying out the functions in Sections 103, 104, and 105 of the Act.