Syria [SYRIA] Entries Added to OFAC’s SDN List on March 5, 2012

Today, OFAC has added [SYRIA] Entries to the Specially Designated Nationals List (SDN List):

The following [SYRIA] entries have been added to OFAC’s SDN list:

GENERAL ORGANIZATION OF RADIO AND TV (a.k.a. GENERAL RADIO AND TELEVISION CORPORATION; a.k.a. RADIO AND TELEVISION CORPORATION; a.k.a. RTV SYRIA; a.k.a. SYRIAN DIRECTORATE GENERAL OF RADIO & TELEVISION EST; a.k.a. “GORT”), Al Oumaween Square, P.O. Box 250, Damascus, Syria [SYRIA]

GENERAL RADIO AND TELEVISION CORPORATION (a.k.a. GENERAL ORGANIZATION OF RADIO AND TV; a.k.a. RADIO AND TELEVISION CORPORATION; a.k.a. RTV SYRIA; a.k.a. SYRIAN DIRECTORATE GENERAL OF RADIO & TELEVISION EST; a.k.a. “GORT”), Al Oumaween Square, P.O. Box 250, Damascus, Syria [SYRIA]

GORT (a.k.a. GENERAL ORGANIZATION OF RADIO AND TV; a.k.a. GENERAL RADIO AND TELEVISION CORPORATION; a.k.a. RADIO AND TELEVISION CORPORATION; a.k.a. RTV SYRIA; a.k.a. SYRIAN DIRECTORATE GENERAL OF RADIO & TELEVISION EST), Al Oumaween Square, P.O. Box 250, Damascus, Syria [SYRIA]

RADIO AND TELEVISION CORPORATION (a.k.a. GENERAL ORGANIZATION OF RADIO AND TV; a.k.a. GENERAL RADIO AND TELEVISION CORPORATION; a.k.a. RTV SYRIA; a.k.a. SYRIAN DIRECTORATE GENERAL OF RADIO & TELEVISION EST; a.k.a. “GORT”), Al Oumaween Square, P.O. Box 250, Damascus, Syria [SYRIA]

RTV SYRIA (a.k.a. GENERAL ORGANIZATION OF RADIO AND TV; a.k.a. GENERAL RADIO AND TELEVISION CORPORATION; a.k.a. RADIO AND TELEVISION CORPORATION; a.k.a. SYRIAN DIRECTORATE GENERAL OF RADIO & TELEVISION EST; a.k.a. “GORT”), Al Oumaween Square, P.O. Box 250, Damascus, Syria [SYRIA]

SYRIAN DIRECTORATE GENERAL OF RADIO & TELEVISION EST (a.k.a. GENERAL ORGANIZATION OF RADIO AND TV; a.k.a. GENERAL RADIO AND TELEVISION CORPORATION; a.k.a. RADIO AND TELEVISION CORPORATION; a.k.a. RTV SYRIA; a.k.a. “GORT”), Al Oumaween Square, P.O. Box 250, Damascus, Syria [SYRIA]

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Treasury Identifies Syrian General Organization of Radio and TV as Subject to Sanctions

3/5/2012

Targets Main Syrian Broadcasters Supporting Violent Crackdown

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) today identified the Syrian General Organization of Radio and TV as subject to sanctions imposed on the Government of Syria in Executive Order (E.O.) 13582 of August 17, 2011.

E.O. 13582 blocks all property and interests in property of the Government of Syria, which includes its agencies, instrumentalities and controlled entities, within U.S. jurisdiction, whether specifically identified by OFAC or not. U.S. persons are generally prohibited from engaging in business with any Syrian state-owned entity. Today’s identification is intended to aid compliance with E.O. 13582.

The General Organization of Radio and TV is a state-run agency subordinate to Syria’s Ministry of Information. It is responsible for operating Syria’s state-owned television channels, two terrestrial and one satellite, as well as the government radio stations.

The Syrian regime’s use of state entities to repress and attack civilians has imposed a devastating toll on the people of Syria. The United States has consistently stood against this abuse and has taken strong steps to target the regime’s ability to act against the Syrian people.

“The General Organization of Radio and TV has served as an arm of the Syrian regime as it mounts increasingly barbaric attacks on its own population and seeks both to mask and legitimize its violence. By taking this action today, Treasury is sending a clear signal that it stands with the Syrian people. Any individuals or institutions supporting its abhorrent behavior will be targeted and cut off from the international financial system,” said Adam Szubin, Director of Treasury’s OFAC.

U.S. persons are generally prohibited from engaging in transactions with the Government of Syria, including the General Organization of Radio and TV, and any assets the Government of Syria may have subject to U.S. jurisdiction are frozen.

Identifying Information:

Entity: General Organization of Radio and TV

A.K.A.: Syrian Directorate General of Radio & Television Est

A.K.A.: General Radio and Television Corporation

A.K.A.: Radio and Television Corporation

A.K.A.: GORT

Address:

Al Oumaween Square
P.O. Box 250
Damascus, Syria

Phone:
(963 11) 223 4930″

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