Recent OFAC Actions: Anti-Terrorism and Non-Proliferation Designations

Today the Office of Foreign Assets Control, known as OFAC, made several anti-terrorism (SDGT) and non-proliferation designations (NPWMD). The majority of today’s designations target vessels thought to be associated with the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (WMD).

OFAC has the authority to designate individuals, organizations and entities on the Specially Designated Nationals List (SDN List) under a variety of different sanctions programs. OFAC may also designate assets, such as vessels, that allegedly violate a sanctions program. Vessels are typically designated under the non-proliferation sanctions program because they have the capability of transporting WMD.

Once designated on the SDN List, those under U.S. jurisdiction are forbidden from engaging in any transaction with the designated party.

As of today, Ibrahim Hassan Tali Al-Asiri has been added to OFAC’s SDN List for alleged terrorist-related activities. Al-Asiri is allegedly a member of al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula. He is wanted by the Government of Saudi Arabia and INTERPOL has issued an Orange Notice.

The following vessels have been added to OFAC’s SDN List:

IRAN DARYA; Vessel Registration Identification IMO 9245304 (Iran) (vessel) [NPWMD]

NARDIS (f.k.a. FERDOS); Vessel Registration Identification IMO 9137246 (Iran) (vessel) [NPWMD]

PARMIS (f.k.a. IRAN BARAN; f.k.a. PARDIS); Vessel Registration Identification IMO 9245316 (Iran) (vessel) [NPWMD]

PATRIS; Vessel Registration Identification IMO 9137210 (Malta) (vessel) [NPWMD]

OFAC has made the following changes to the SDN List:

ABDURRAHMAN, Mohamad Iqbal (a.k.a. A RAHMAN, Mohamad Iqbal; a.k.a. ABDURRAHMAN, Abu Jibril; a.k.a. MUQTI, Fihiruddin; a.k.a. MUQTI, Fikiruddin; a.k.a. RAHMAN, Mohamad Iqbal; a.k.a. “ABU JIBRIL”); DOB 17 Aug 1958; POB Tirpas-Selong Village, East Lombok, Indonesia; nationality Indonesia (individual) [SDGT]
-to- ABDURRAHMAN, Mohamad Iqbal (|a.k.a. A RAHMAN, Mohamad Iqbal; a.k.a. ABDUL RAHMAN, Mohamad Iqbal; a.k.a. ABDURRAHMAN, Abu Jibril; a.k.a. MUQTI, Fihiruddin; a.k.a. MUQTI, Fikiruddin; a.k.a. RAHMAN, Mohamad Iqbal; a.k.a. “ABU JIBRIL”|), |Jalan Nakula, Komplek Witana Harja III, Blok C 106-107, Pamulang, Tangerang, Indonesia; DOB 17 Aug 1957; alt. DOB 17 Aug 1958; POB Korleko-Lombok Timur, Indonesia; alt. POB Tirpas-Selong Village, East Lombok, Indonesia; nationality Indonesia; National ID No. 3603251708570001| (individual) [SDGT]

ALIM; Vessel Registration Identification IMO 9465849 (Malta) (vessel) [NPWMD]
-to- |CHAIRMAN| (|f.k.a. ALIM; f.k.a. IRAN ALIM|); Vessel Registration Identification IMO 9465849 (Malta) (vessel) [NPWMD]

AZIM; Vessel Registration Identification IMO 9465760 (Malta) (vessel) [NPWMD]
-to- |CHAPMAN| (|f.k.a. AZIM; f.k.a. IRAN AZIM|); Vessel Registration Identification IMO 9465760 (Malta) (vessel) [NPWMD]

HAKIM; Vessel Registration Identification IMO 9465863 (Malta) (vessel) [NPWMD]
-to- |CHAPAREL| (|f.k.a. HAKIM; f.k.a. IRAN HAKIM|); Vessel Registration Identification IMO 9465863 (Malta) (vessel) [NPWMD]

IRAN AMIRABAD; Vessel Registration Identification IMO 9368003 (vessel) [NPWMD]
-to- |SARIR| (|f.k.a. IRAN AMIRABAD|); Vessel Registration Identification IMO 9368003 (vessel) [NPWMD]

IRAN BASEER; Vessel Registration Identification IMO 9010711 (vessel) [NPWMD]
-to- |VISTA| (|f.k.a. IRAN BASEER|); Vessel Registration Identification IMO 9010711 (vessel) [NPWMD]

IRAN BASHEER; Vessel Registration Identification IMO 8215742 (vessel) [NPWMD]
-to- |SABRINA| (|f.k.a. IRAN BASHEER|); Vessel Registration Identification IMO 8215742 (vessel) [NPWMD]

IRAN GHADEER; Vessel Registration Identification IMO 9010723 (vessel) [NPWMD]
-to- |VIANA| (|f.k.a. IRAN GHADEER|); Vessel Registration Identification IMO 9010723 (vessel) [NPWMD]

IRAN SAHAR (a.k.a. RA-EES ALI); Vessel Registration Identification IMO 8203608 (vessel) [NPWMD]
-to- |SARINA| (|f.k.a. IRAN SAHAR; f.k.a. RA-EES ALI|); Vessel Registration Identification IMO 8203608 (vessel) [NPWMD]

KARIM (a.k.a. IRAN KARIM); Vessel Registration Identification IMO 9465758 (vessel) [NPWMD]
-to- |CHARIOT| (|f.k.a. IRAN KARIM; f.k.a. KARIM|); Vessel Registration Identification IMO 9465758 (vessel) [NPWMD]

RAHIM (a.k.a. IRAN RAHIM); Vessel Registration Identification IMO 9465746 (vessel) [NPWMD]
-to- |CHAPLET| (|f.k.a. IRAN RAHIM; f.k.a. RAHIM|); Vessel Registration Identification IMO 9465746 (vessel) [NPWMD]

Douglas McNabb and other members of the firm practice and write extensively on matters involving Federal Criminal Defense, INTERPOL Red Notice Removal, International Extradition and OFAC SDN List Removal.

The author of this blog is Douglas McNabb. Please feel free to contact him directly at mcnabb@mcnabbassociates.com or at one of the offices listed above.

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