Executive Order 12313--Specification of hostage return date under Hostage Relief Act of 1980
Source: The provisions of Executive Order 12313 of July 13, 1981, appear at 46 FR 36689, 3 CFR, 1981 Comp., p. 160, unless otherwise noted.
By the authority vested in me as President of the United States of America by sections 101(2)(A) and 205(b)(1) of the Hostage Relief Act of 1980 (Public Law 96-449; 94 Stat. 1967, 1972; 5 U.S.C. 5561 note) (the "Hostage Act"), it is hereby ordered, for the purposes of these sections of the Hostage Act, that January 21, 1981, is specified as the date on which all citizens and resident aliens of the United States who were placed in a captive status due to the seizure of the United States Embassy in Iran have been returned to the United States or otherwise accounted for, and were no longer under foreign control.