OFAC: “Treasury Designates Additional Supporters of the Al-Nusrah Front and Al-Qaida”

August 25, 2014

The U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) on August 22, 2014 released the following:

Action Implements U.N. Security Council Resolution 2170

WASHINGTON — On August 15, 2014, the United Nations Security Council adopted Resolution 2170, which targeted the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, formerly known as al-Qaida in Iraq) and the Syria-based, al-Qaida-linked terrorist organization Al Nusrah Front (ANF), and sanctioned additional terrorists supporting those groups. In support of the U.N.’s action, the U.S. Department of the Treasury today imposed sanctions on two key financiers of ANF and al-Qaida, both of whom also have been included in the Annex to UNSCR 2170.

Abdul Mohsen Abdullah Ibrahim al-Sharikh and Hamid Hamad Hamid Al-‘Ali have been designated as Specially Designated Global Terrorists (SDGT) pursuant to Executive Order (E.O.) 13224. Al-Sharikh has been designated for acting for or on behalf of ANF and al-Qaida, and Al-‘Ali has been designated for providing financial support to ANF and al-Qaida. Today’s action, following on the heels of the August 6 designation of three key terrorist financiers of ISIL and ANF, continues to target the terrorist funding networks in the Arabian Peninsula.

With UNSCR 2170, the international community has also sanctioned Hajjaj Fahd Hajjaj Muhammad Shabib al-‘Ajmi, who is one of the three financiers Treasury designated as an SDGT on August 6, and Said Arif and Abu Mohammed al-Adnan, who were designated by the State Department earlier this week pursuant to E.O. 13224.

“We are determined to stem the flow of funds to terrorists in Syria and Iraq who continue to commit violent acts and threaten U.S and allied interests in the region. UNSCR 2170 is an important tool in this effort, and we will continue to work with the United Nations to identify candidates for sanctions under this resolution,” said Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence David S. Cohen. “All nations should swiftly implement UNSCR 2170.”

Abdul Mohsen Abdullah Ibrahim al-Sharikh

Al-Sharikh is a senior ANF leader and al-Qaida facilitator based in Syria. He moved to Syria in the spring of 2013 with other al-Qaida fighters and joined ANF, later becoming one of its top strategists. In this role, al-Sharikh has used social media posts to demonstrate his aspiration to target Americans and U.S. interests. He is included on Saudi Arabia’s list of most wanted terrorists.

Prior to his work in Syria with ANF, al-Sharikh served in early 2013 as chief of al-Qaida’s Iran-based extremist and financial facilitation network before the return of already designated al-Qaida facilitator Yasin al-Suri to the position. Al-Sharikh has also previously served al-Qaida as a key financial facilitator in Pakistan.

Hamid Hamad Hamid Al-‘Ali

Al-‘Ali has raised tens of thousands of dollars to help ANF purchase weapons and supplies as well as directed donors in Kuwait to send financial and material support to the terrorist organization. Al-‘A1i has traveled to Syria to deliver funds to ANF and used students in Kuwait to courier funds to the group. Al-‘Ali has also facilitated the travel to Syria of individuals wishing to fight for ANF and provided these individuals with money to deliver to the terrorist organization. Al-‘A1i has referred to himself as an “al-Qaida commando” and has raised money for ANF and al-Qaida.

As a result of today’s designation, any assets these individuals may have under U.S. jurisdiction are frozen, and U.S. persons are generally prohibited from doing business with them. Under the U.N. resolution, al-‘Ali and al-Sharikh have also been added to the al-Qaida sanctions list and are subject to the associated international sanctions and travel ban.

Identifying Information

Name: Abdul Mohsen Abdullah Ibrahim al-Sharikh

AKA: Abdul Mohsen Abdallah Ibrahim al Charekh

AKA: Abdul Mohsen Abdullah Ibrahim Alsharekh

AKA: Abd-al-Muhsin Abdallah al-Sharikh

AKA: Abd-al-Latif al-Najdi

AKA: Sanafi al-Nasr

AKA: Ali Karimi

Nationality: Saudi Arabia

Civil Identification Number: 1050433349

Passport: G895402

POB: Shagraa, Saudi Arabia

DOB: July 12, 1985

DOB: July 13, 1985

DOB: December 7, 1985

Name: Hamid Hamad Hamid Al-‘Ali

AKA: Hamid Hamad al-‘Ali

AKA: Hamad Hamid al-‘Ali

AKA: Abu Sultan

POB: Qatar

DOB: 17 November 1960

Nationality: Kuwait

Passport: Kuwait 001714467

Alternate Passport: 101505554

Phone: 96597665333”

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OFAC: “Treasury Department Sanctions a Taliban Funding Conduit and Two Key Taliban Figures”

August 25, 2014

The U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) on August 21, 2014 released the following:

Action Targets a Pakistan-based Hawala, Hawaladar and one Taliban Commander

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of the Treasury today targeted the financial and leadership networks of the Taliban by designating one entity and two individuals as Specially Designated Global Terrorists (SDGTs) pursuant to Executive Order (E.O.) 13224. The Pakistan-based hawala, Haji Basir and Zarjmil Company (Basir Zarjmil Hawala), and, its owner, Haji Abdul Basir, are being designated for providing financial services or other support to the Taliban. In addition, Taliban commander Qari Rahmat is being designated for acting for or on behalf of the Taliban.

“The Taliban continues to conduct terrorist attacks against U.S. forces and innocent civilians, posing a direct threat to U.S. national security interests,” said Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence David S. Cohen. “Designating and isolating individuals who are directly involved in financing and supporting Taliban attacks remains a key Treasury Department objective. We will continue to work to deprive terrorists of the funds necessary to sustain and perpetrate terrorist operations.”

The Basir Zarjmil Hawala, which is based in Chaman, Balochistan Province, Pakistan, distributes money to Taliban members in Afghanistan. Taliban senior leaders in Quetta, Balochistan Province, Pakistan, and Chaman have preferred to transfer money to Taliban commanders through the Basir Zarjmil Hawala and the Haji Khairullah Haji Sattar hawala, which the Treasury Department and the United Nations sanctioned in June 2012. In 2013, the Basir Zarjmil Hawala distributed thousands of dollars to Taliban commanders in Chaman, and in 2012 it conducted thousands of dollars in transactions related to weapons and other operational expenses for the Taliban. The Basir Zarjmil Hawala has also made use of Pakistani banks to provide money to Taliban members.

Haji Abdul Basir owns and operates the Basir Zarjmil Hawala. He had authority to distribute money to the Taliban and, over the last several years, Basir distributed thousands of dollars through his hawala to Taliban members in Chaman, Balochistan Province, Pakistan, and in Qandahar Province, Afghanistan. Basir also transferred money to Taliban elders, and facilitated the travel of Taliban informants to Afghanistan. As of 2012, Basir was considered to be the principal money exchanger for Taliban senior leadership in Pakistan. In 2010, Basir solicited donations for the Taliban from Pakistani and Afghan expatriates living in Asia and the Middle East.

Qari Rahmat has been a Taliban commander since at least February 2010. In early 2013, Rahmat served as a Taliban commander in the Shadaal Bazaar area of Achin District, Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan. Rahmat directed the activities of approximately 300 Taliban operatives in Achin District and provided operational guidance and weapons to these operatives. In late 2012, Rahmat was a Taliban commander who had recently led an attack on Afghan forces in Kot District, Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan. As of mid-2012, Rahmat served under the Taliban shadow district chief for Achin District, Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan. During this time, Rahmat was a Taliban facilitator who emplaced improvised explosive devices and conducted attacks against Coalition and Afghan forces.

Rahmat also collects taxes and bribes on behalf of the Taliban. As of early 2013, Rahmat collected taxes from Shadaal Bazaar, Achin District, Nangarhar Province-based drug traffickers on behalf of the Taliban.

Rahmat has also provided lethal aid, housing, and guidance to Taliban fighters. As of late 2012, Rahmat provided rocket propelled grenades, PKM light machine guns, and AK-47 assault rifles to the Taliban. Rahmat also sheltered Taliban fighters at his guest house and provided tactical guidance to Taliban fighters during this period. As of late 2011, Rahmat had a guest house in Achin District where Taliban members often stayed.

In addition to his operational and financial activities, Rahmat provides intelligence information to the Taliban. As of early 2013, Rahmat provided his Taliban superiors with information on the activities of Afghan government officials and Afghan security forces in Achin District. As of mid-2012, Rahmat gathered intelligence for the Taliban and investigated informants for its benefit.

As a result of today’s action, all property and interests in the United States or in the possession or control of U.S. persons in which these individuals and entity have an interest are blocked, and U.S. persons are prohibited from engaging in transactions with them.

Identifying Information

Name: Haji Basir and Zarjmil Company Hawala

AKA: Haji Bashir and Zarjmil Hawala Company

AKA: Haji Abdul Basir and Zar Jameel Hawala

AKA: Haji Basir Hawala

AKA: Haji Baseer Hawala

AKA: Haji Abdul Basir Exchange Shop

AKA: Haji Basir and Zarjamil Currency Exchange

AKA: Haji Zar Jamil, Haji Abdul Baseer Money Changer

Main Office Location: Sanatan (variant Sanatin) Bazaar, Sanatan Bazaar Street, near Trench (variant Tranch) Road, Chaman, Balochistan Province, Pakistan

Branch Office Location: Quetta, Pakistan

Branch Office Location: Lahore, Pakistan

Branch Office Location: Peshawar, Pakistan

Branch Office Location: Karachi, Pakistan

Branch Office Location: Islamabad, Pakistan

Branch Office Location: Qandahar Province, Afghanistan

Branch Office Location: Herat Province, Afghanistan

Branch Office Location: Helmand Province, Afghanistan

Branch Office Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Branch Office Location: Iran

Name: Haji Abdul Basir

AKA: Haji ‘Abd Al-Basir

AKA: Haji Basir Noorzai

AKA: Abdul Baseer

AKA: Abdal Basir

DOB: 1965

Alt. DOB: 1963

Alt. DOB: 1960

POB: Balochistan Province, Pakistan

National ID Number: 5420124679187 (Pakistan)

Passport Number: AA3829182 (Pakistan)

Nationality: Afghan

Address: Chaman, Pakistan

Name: Qari Rahmat

AKA: Kari Rahmat

DOB: 1981

Alt. DOB: 1982

POB: Shadal (variant Shadaal) Bazaar, Achin District, Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan

Address: Kamkai Village, Achin District, Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan

Alt. address: Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan”

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OFAC SDN List Update: “Counter Terrorism Designations; Transnational Criminal Organizations Designations”

July 24, 2013

The U.S. Department of the Treasury on July 24, 2013 released the following:

“OFFICE OF FOREIGN ASSETS CONTROL

Specially Designated Nationals List Update

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

ABETE, Mariano; DOB 03 Apr 1991; POB Naples, Italy (individual) [TCO].

DI LAURO, Marco; DOB 16 Jun 1980; POB Naples, Italy (individual) [TCO].

GUARINO, Rosario; DOB 26 Jun 1983; POB Naples, Italy (individual) [TCO].

MENNETTA, Antonio; DOB 03 Jan 1985; POB Naples, Italy (individual) [TCO].

RICCIO, Mario (a.k.a. RICCIO, Mariano); DOB 28 Jun 1991; POB Mugnano di Napoli, Italy (individual) [TCO].

YAYLA, Bulut (a.k.a. INCE, Samet); DOB 1981; POB Zonguldak, Turkey (individual) [SDGT].

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

AVUAR OOO (a.k.a. AVUAR LLC), 12/120, Komn 51, Ulitsa Demokraticheskaya, Samara 443031, Russia; National ID No. 1036300456213 (Russia); alt. National ID No. 14565711 (Russia); alt. National ID No. 6315565439 (Russia) [TCO].

GUGA ARM SRO (a.k.a. GUGA ARM LTD), Dr. Davida Bechera 907/27, Karlovy Vary 36001, Czech Republic; National ID No. 27994783 (Czech Republic) [TCO].”

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“US Blocks Billions In Iran Assets in 2012”

May 30, 2013

The Wall Street Journal on May 29, 2013 released the following:

By Samuel Rubenfeld

“The U.S. Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control said Tuesday in a report it issues annually that Washington’s sharply increased sanctions on Iran have led to nearly $2 billion dollars in blocked terrorist assets.

The Terrorist Assets Report, which is prepared by OFAC and delivered each year to key congressional committees, provides cumulative figures of the blocked assets of listed state sponsors of terrorism as well as entities or groups placed under sanctions.

More than $2.4 billion in assets relating to the U.S.-listed state sponsors of terrorism were identified by OFAC as of 2012, and sanctions blocked about $2.3 million of that.

Stepped-up sanctions on Iran led to the U.S. blocking more than $1.9 billion in Iranian assets as of Dec. 31, 2012, an increase of almost 3,500% over the $55.4 million figure posted at the end of 2011.

In a footnote, the report explains that “certain assets” noted in the 2011 edition of the report — but not included in the tabulation — were added to the main table under an executive order imposed in February 2012.

“These assets are subject to litigation and have been restrained by court order,” the footnote said.

The report said other countries listed as state sponsors of terrorism — Cuba, Sudan and Syria — had smaller changes in the amount of assets blocked by the U.S. An additional $8 million of Cuban assets were blocked during 2012, while only $4.7 million more Sudanese assets were blocked and $400,000 of Syrian assets were blocked.

Another $125 million in assets were listed separately as non-blocked assets of individuals and entities based in Iran and Syria, the report said.

OFAC also said in the report that the U.S. blocked a total of $21.8 million in assets tied to specially designated global terrorists, terrorists threatening the Middle East peace process and foreign terrorist organizations, up $717,000 since the end of 2011.

Some new groups’ names were added to the list in 2012, while a key one was removed.

Lashkar-E Jhangvi, Lashkar-Y Tayyiba and the Rajah Solaiman Movement were added to the Terrorist Assets Report because assets that appeared to link to them were blocked during the past year. Nevertheless, those assets seem negligible: The three groups combined had less than $12,000 blocked in 2012.

Meanwhile, Iranian group Mujahadeen-E Khalq, or MEK, was taken off the list for the 2012 report because the U.S. State Department removed them from its list of foreign terror organizations in September of that year.

The full Terrorist Assets Report is available here.”

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OFAC: Counter Narcotics Removals​​;​ Counter Terrorism Removals; Iranian Financial Sanctions Regulations Removals

April 30, 2013

U.S. Department of the Treasury on April 30, 2013 released the following:

“OFFICE OF FOREIGN ASSETS CONTROL

Specially Designated Nationals List Update
The following deletions have been made to OFAC’s SDN List:

MORENO BERNAL, Luz Marina, c/o PROMOTORA HOTELERA LTDA, Bogota, Colombia; DOB 02 Jul 1955; POB Bogota, Colombia; citizen Colombia; Cedula No. 41703570 (Colombia) (individual) [SDNTK].

DIAZ HERRERA, Jose Ricuarte, c/o PROMOTORA HOTELERA LTDA, Bogota, Colombia; DOB 16 Aug 1958; POB Venecia, Cundinamarca, Colombia; citizen Colombia; Cedula No. 79263544 (Colombia) (individual) [SDNTK].

PROMOTORA HOTELERA LTDA (a.k.a. COMERCIAL PROMOTELES), Calle 114 No. 9-01, Bogota, Colombia; NIT # 8300125383 (Colombia) [SDNTK].

COMERCIAL PROMOTELES (a.k.a. PROMOTORA HOTELERA LTDA), Calle 114 No. 9-01, Bogota, Colombia; NIT # 8300125383 (Colombia) [SDNTK].

ARBOLEDA ARROYAVE, Pedro Nicholas (a.k.a. ARBOLEDA ARROYAVE, Pedro Nicolas), c/o DEPOSITO POPULAR DE DROGAS S.A., Cali, Colombia; c/o DISTRIBUIDORA DE DROGAS CONDOR LTDA., Bogota, Colombia; c/o D’CACHE S.A., Cali, Colombia; c/o CREDIREBAJA S.A., Cali, Colombia; c/o FUNDASER, Cali, Colombia; DOB 23 Jun 1957; Cedula No. 16602372 (Colombia) (individual) [SDNT].

ARBOLEDA ARROYAVE, Pedro Nicolas (a.k.a. ARBOLEDA ARROYAVE, Pedro Nicholas), c/o DEPOSITO POPULAR DE DROGAS S.A., Cali, Colombia; c/o DISTRIBUIDORA DE DROGAS CONDOR LTDA., Bogota, Colombia; c/o D’CACHE S.A., Cali, Colombia; c/o CREDIREBAJA S.A., Cali, Colombia; c/o FUNDASER, Cali, Colombia; DOB 23 Jun 1957; Cedula No. 16602372 (Colombia) (individual) [SDNT].

RUEDA FAJARDO, Herberth Gonzalo, c/o FARMACOOP, Bogota, Colombia; c/o LABORATORIOS GENERICOS VETERINARIOS, Bogota, Colombia; c/o LABORATORIOS KRESSFOR DE COLOMBIA S.A., Bogota, Colombia; DOB 06 Oct 1964; Cedula No. 12126395 (Colombia) (individual) [SDNT].

CUECA VILLARAGA, Hernan, c/o DROGAS LA REBAJA BOGOTA S.A., Bogota, Colombia; Cedula No. 11352426 (Colombia) (individual) [SDNT].

DUQUE MARTINEZ, Maria Consuelo (a.k.a. DUQUE DE GIRALDO, Maria Consuelo), c/o LABORATORIOS KRESSFOR DE COLOMBIA S.A., Bogota, Colombia; c/o FARMACOOP, Bogota, Colombia; DOB 19 May 1955; Cedula No. 41716296 (Colombia) (individual) [SDNT].

DUQUE DE GIRALDO, Maria Consuelo (a.k.a. DUQUE MARTINEZ, Maria Consuelo), c/o LABORATORIOS KRESSFOR DE COLOMBIA S.A., Bogota, Colombia; c/o FARMACOOP, Bogota, Colombia; DOB 19 May 1955; Cedula No. 41716296 (Colombia) (individual) [SDNT].

FERNANDEZ LUNA, Tiberio, c/o DISTRIBUIDORA DE DROGAS CONDOR S.A., Bogota, Colombia; c/o COPSERVIR LTDA., Bogota, Colombia; c/o LABORATORIOS BLANCO PHARMA DE COLOMBIA S.A., Bogota, Colombia; DOB 03 Nov 1960; Cedula No. 93286690 (Colombia); Passport AE956843 (Colombia) (individual) [SDNT].

LEAL FLOREZ, Luis Alejandro, c/o DISTRIBUIDORA DE DROGAS CONDOR S.A., Bogota, Colombia; c/o COINTERCOS S.A., Bogota, Colombia; c/o FIDUSER LTDA., Bogota, Colombia; COSMEPOP, Bogota, Colombia; LATINA DE COSMETICOS Y DISTRIBUCIONES S.A., Bogota, Colombia; DOB 12 Sep 1961; Cedula No. 7217432 (Colombia); Passport 7217432 (Colombia) (individual) [SDNT].

NAIZAQUE PUENTES, Jose de Jesus, c/o COINTERCOS S.A., Bogota, Colombia; c/o LABORATORIOS BLAIMAR DE COLOMBIA S.A., Bogota, Colombia; c/o COSMEPOP, Bogota, Colombia; Calle 58A S 80C-31, Bogota, Colombia; DOB 12 Mar 1956; Cedula No. 19348370 (Colombia) (individual) [SDNT].

RAMIREZ SUAREZ, Luis Carlos (a.k.a. RAMIREZ SUARES, Luis Carlos), c/o DROGAS LA REBAJA BUCARAMANGA S.A., Bucaramanga, Colombia; c/o COPSERVIR LTDA., Bogota, Colombia; DOB 15 May 1952; Cedula No. 19164938 (Colombia) (individual) [SDNT].

RAMIREZ SUARES, Luis Carlos (a.k.a. RAMIREZ SUAREZ, Luis Carlos), c/o DROGAS LA REBAJA BUCARAMANGA S.A., Bucaramanga, Colombia; c/o COPSERVIR LTDA., Bogota, Colombia; DOB 15 May 1952; Cedula No. 19164938 (Colombia) (individual) [SDNT].

VEGA, Rosalba, c/o BONOMERCAD S.A., Bogota, Colombia; c/o PATENTES MARCAS Y REGISTROS S.A., Bogota, Colombia; c/o SHARPER S.A., Bogota, Colombia; c/o GLAJAN S.A., Bogota, Colombia; c/o DECAFARMA S.A., Bogota, Colombia; c/o GENERICOS ESPECIALES S.A., Bogota, Colombia; DOB 22 Sep 1955; Cedula No. 21132758 (Colombia); Passport 21132758 (Colombia) (individual) [SDNT].

CELIS PEREZ, Alexander, c/o DROCARD S.A., Bogota, Colombia; DOB 16 Feb 1973; Cedula No. 79620931 (Colombia) (individual) [SDNT].

DUQUE MARTINEZ, Diego Fernando, c/o GENERICOS ESPECIALES S.A., Bogota, Colombia; DOB 31 Jan 1972; Cedula No. 8191760 (Colombia); Passport 8191760 (Colombia) (individual) [SDNT].

GAMEZ CIFUENTES, Norma Lucero, c/o DROCARD S.A., Bogota, Colombia; DOB 22 Jan 1958; Cedula No. 41674484 (Colombia); Passport 41674484 (Colombia) (individual) [SDNT].

PEREZ GOMEZ, Stella, c/o ASESORIAS ECONOMICAS MUNOZ SANTACOLOMA E.U., Cali, Colombia; c/o CONTACTEL COMUNICACIONES S.A., Cali, Colombia; c/o DISTRIBUIDORA SANAR DE COLOMBIA S.A., Cali, Colombia; c/o COPSERVIR LTDA., Bogota, Colombia; c/o PROVIDA E.U., Cali, Colombia; DOB 26 Jun 1960; Cedula No. 31848468 (Colombia); Passport 31848468 (Colombia) (individual) [SDNT].

PACHECO, Rosa Elena, c/o LEMOFAR LTDA., Bogota, Colombia; DOB 02 Jan 1958; Cedula No. 36162233 (Colombia); Passport 36162233 (Colombia) (individual) [SDNT].

KHOSHNEVIS, Hessam (a.k.a. KHOSH, Hussam; a.k.a. KHOSH-NEVIS, Hesaam; a.k.a. KHOSHNEVIS, Hesam; a.k.a. KHOSH-NEVIS, Hesam; a.k.a. KHOSHNEVIS, Hussam; a.k.a. KHOSHNVIS, Hassan; a.k.a. KHOUCHNOYESS, Hussam); nationality Iran; Passport A0023862 (Iran) (individual) [SDGT] [IFSR].

KHOSH-NEVIS, Hesam (a.k.a. KHOSH, Hussam; a.k.a. KHOSH-NEVIS, Hesaam; a.k.a. KHOSHNEVIS, Hesam; a.k.a. KHOSHNEVIS, Hessam; a.k.a. KHOSHNEVIS, Hussam; a.k.a. KHOSHNVIS, Hassan; a.k.a. KHOUCHNOYESS, Hussam); nationality Iran; Passport A0023862 (Iran) (individual) [SDGT] [IFSR].

KHOSH-NEVIS, Hesaam (a.k.a. KHOSH, Hussam; a.k.a. KHOSHNEVIS, Hesam; a.k.a. KHOSH-NEVIS, Hesam; a.k.a. KHOSHNEVIS, Hessam; a.k.a. KHOSHNEVIS, Hussam; a.k.a. KHOSHNVIS, Hassan; a.k.a. KHOUCHNOYESS, Hussam); nationality Iran; Passport A0023862 (Iran) (individual) [SDGT] [IFSR].

KHOSHNEVIS, Hesam (a.k.a. KHOSH, Hussam; a.k.a. KHOSH-NEVIS, Hesaam; a.k.a. KHOSH-NEVIS, Hesam; a.k.a. KHOSHNEVIS, Hessam; a.k.a. KHOSHNEVIS, Hussam; a.k.a. KHOSHNVIS, Hassan; a.k.a. KHOUCHNOYESS, Hussam); nationality Iran; Passport A0023862 (Iran) (individual) [SDGT] [IFSR].

KHOSHNVIS, Hassan (a.k.a. KHOSH, Hussam; a.k.a. KHOSH-NEVIS, Hesaam; a.k.a. KHOSHNEVIS, Hesam; a.k.a. KHOSH-NEVIS, Hesam; a.k.a. KHOSHNEVIS, Hessam; a.k.a. KHOSHNEVIS, Hussam; a.k.a. KHOUCHNOYESS, Hussam); nationality Iran; Passport A0023862 (Iran) (individual) [SDGT] [IFSR].

KHOSH, Hussam (a.k.a. KHOSH-NEVIS, Hesaam; a.k.a. KHOSHNEVIS, Hesam; a.k.a. KHOSH-NEVIS, Hesam; a.k.a. KHOSHNEVIS, Hessam; a.k.a. KHOSHNEVIS, Hussam; a.k.a. KHOSHNVIS, Hassan; a.k.a. KHOUCHNOYESS, Hussam); nationality Iran; Passport A0023862 (Iran) (individual) [SDGT] [IFSR].

KHOSHNEVIS, Hussam (a.k.a. KHOSH, Hussam; a.k.a. KHOSH-NEVIS, Hesaam; a.k.a. KHOSHNEVIS, Hesam; a.k.a. KHOSH-NEVIS, Hesam; a.k.a. KHOSHNEVIS, Hessam; a.k.a. KHOSHNVIS, Hassan; a.k.a. KHOUCHNOYESS, Hussam); nationality Iran; Passport A0023862 (Iran) (individual) [SDGT] [IFSR].

KHOUCHNOYESS, Hussam (a.k.a. KHOSH, Hussam; a.k.a. KHOSH-NEVIS, Hesaam; a.k.a. KHOSHNEVIS, Hesam; a.k.a. KHOSH-NEVIS, Hesam; a.k.a. KHOSHNEVIS, Hessam; a.k.a. KHOSHNEVIS, Hussam; a.k.a. KHOSHNVIS, Hassan); nationality Iran; Passport A0023862 (Iran) (individual) [SDGT] [IFSR].”

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Specially Designated Global Terrorists [SDGT] Entries Added to OFAC’s SDN List on November 5, 2012

November 5, 2012

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

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

RAUF, Abdul (a.k.a. ZAKIR, Qari), Miram Shah, Pakistan; DOB 1969; alt. DOB 1970; alt. DOB 1971; POB Kabul, Afghanistan; citizen Afghanistan (individual) [SDGT].

ZAKIR, Qari (a.k.a. RAUF, Abdul), Miram Shah, Pakistan; DOB 1969; alt. DOB 1970; alt. DOB 1971; POB Kabul, Afghanistan; citizen Afghanistan (individual) [SDGT].

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Specially Designated Global Terrorists [SDGT] Entries Added to OFAC’s SDN List on September 13, 2012

September 14, 2012

On September 13, 2012, OFAC has added [SDGT] Entries to the Specially Designated Nationals List (SDN List):

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

AL FIQAR, Dhu (a.k.a. BADR AL DIN, Mustafa; a.k.a. BADREDDINE, Mustafa Amine; a.k.a. BADREDDINE, Mustafa Youssef; a.k.a. ISSA, Sami; a.k.a. SAAB, Elias Fouad; a.k.a. SA’B, Ilyas), Beirut, Lebanon; DOB 06 Apr 1961; POB Al-Ghobeiry, Beirut, Lebanon (individual) [SDGT].

BADR AL DIN, Mustafa (a.k.a. AL FIQAR, Dhu; a.k.a. BADREDDINE, Mustafa Amine; a.k.a. BADREDDINE, Mustafa Youssef; a.k.a. ISSA, Sami; a.k.a. SAAB, Elias Fouad; a.k.a. SA’B, Ilyas), Beirut, Lebanon; DOB 06 Apr 1961; POB Al-Ghobeiry, Beirut, Lebanon (individual) [SDGT].

BADREDDINE, Mustafa Amine (a.k.a. AL FIQAR, Dhu; a.k.a. BADR AL DIN, Mustafa; a.k.a. BADREDDINE, Mustafa Youssef; a.k.a. ISSA, Sami; a.k.a. SAAB, Elias Fouad; a.k.a. SA’B, Ilyas), Beirut, Lebanon; DOB 06 Apr 1961; POB Al-Ghobeiry, Beirut, Lebanon (individual) [SDGT].

BADREDDINE, Mustafa Youssef (a.k.a. AL FIQAR, Dhu; a.k.a. BADR AL DIN, Mustafa; a.k.a. BADREDDINE, Mustafa Amine; a.k.a. ISSA, Sami; a.k.a. SAAB, Elias Fouad; a.k.a. SA’B, Ilyas), Beirut, Lebanon; DOB 06 Apr 1961; POB Al-Ghobeiry, Beirut, Lebanon (individual) [SDGT].

HAMIYAH, Talal (a.k.a. HAMIYAH, Talal Husni; a.k.a. MEZERANI, Ismat); DOB 27 Nov 1952; alt. DOB 18 Mar 1960; alt. DOB 05 Mar 1958; alt. DOB 08 Dec 1958; POB Tarayya, Lebanon; alt. POB Sojad, Lebanon; nationality Lebanon; citizen Lebanon (individual) [SDGT].

HAMIYAH, Talal Husni (a.k.a. HAMIYAH, Talal; a.k.a. MEZERANI, Ismat); DOB 27 Nov 1952; alt. DOB 18 Mar 1960; alt. DOB 05 Mar 1958; alt. DOB 08 Dec 1958; POB Tarayya, Lebanon; alt. POB Sojad, Lebanon; nationality Lebanon; citizen Lebanon (individual) [SDGT].

ISSA, Sami (a.k.a. AL FIQAR, Dhu; a.k.a. BADR AL DIN, Mustafa; a.k.a. BADREDDINE, Mustafa Amine; a.k.a. BADREDDINE, Mustafa Youssef; a.k.a. SAAB, Elias Fouad; a.k.a. SA’B, Ilyas), Beirut, Lebanon; DOB 06 Apr 1961; POB AlGhobeiry, Beirut, Lebanon (individual) [SDGT].

MEZERANI, Ismat (a.k.a. HAMIYAH, Talal; a.k.a. HAMIYAH, Talal Husni); DOB 27 Nov 1952; alt. DOB 18 Mar 1960; alt. DOB 05 Mar 1958; alt. DOB 08 Dec 1958; POB Tarayya, Lebanon; alt. POB Sojad, Lebanon; nationality Lebanon; citizen Lebanon (individual) [SDGT].

SAAB, Elias Fouad (a.k.a. AL FIQAR, Dhu; a.k.a. BADR AL DIN, Mustafa; a.k.a. BADREDDINE, Mustafa Amine; a.k.a. BADREDDINE, Mustafa Youssef; a.k.a. ISSA, Sami; a.k.a. SA’B, Ilyas), Beirut, Lebanon; DOB 06 Apr 1961; POB AlGhobeiry, Beirut, Lebanon (individual) [SDGT].

SA’B, Ilyas (a.k.a. AL FIQAR, Dhu; a.k.a. BADR AL DIN, Mustafa; a.k.a. BADREDDINE, Mustafa Amine; a.k.a. BADREDDINE, Mustafa Youssef; a.k.a. ISSA, Sami; a.k.a. SAAB, Elias Fouad), Beirut, Lebanon; DOB 06 Apr 1961; POB AlGhobeiry, Beirut, Lebanon (individual) [SDGT].

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Treasury Designates Hizballah Leadership

9/13/2012
Actions Target Secretary General Hasan Nasrallah’s Support to the

Assad Regime and Hizballah Senior Officials

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of the Treasury today imposed sanctions against Hizballah’s leadership in Lebanon, further exposing Hizballah’s active support to the regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad, as well as its role in terrorist activities.

Hasan Nasrallah, Hizballah’s Secretary General, is being designated today pursuant to Executive Order (E.O.) 13582, for providing support to the Syrian government. Mustafa Badr Al-Din and Talal Hamiyah, two senior terrorist leaders of Hizballah, are being designated today pursuant to E.O. 13224, for providing support to Hizballah’s terrorist activities in the Middle East and around the world.

“By aiding Assad’s violent campaign against the Syrian people and working to support a regime that will inevitably fall, Hizballah’s ongoing activity undermines regional stability and poses a direct threat to Lebanon’s security,” said Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence David S. Cohen. “Hizballah’s actions, overseen by Hasan Nasrallah and executed by Mustafa Badr Al-Din and Talal Hamiyah, clearly reveal its true nature as a terrorist and criminal organization.”

Hizballah and its leader Hasan Nasrallah have sought to depict their organization as a social and political party, as well as a resistance movement. These efforts are belied by the facts: Hizballah consistently uses terrorism against civilian targets to achieve its goals, and this trend has only increased recently. The last year has witnessed Hizballah’s most aggressive terrorist plotting outside the Middle East since the 1990s. Moreover, in recent months Hizballah has also played an increasingly active role in providing support to the Government of Syria, further enabling the regime to carry out its bloody campaign against the Syrian people.

Under the Assad regime, Syria has been a longstanding supporter of Hizballah — providing safe haven to Hizballah and routing weapons, in many cases from Iran, to Hizballah in Lebanon. Hizballah, under the direction of Nasrallah, is now returning the favor by providing training, advice, and extensive logistical support to the Government of Syria as the Assad regime continues to wreak havoc on the Syrian people through the use of terror and violence — Hizballah’s area of expertise.

Today’s designations build upon a number of actions that the U.S. government has taken against Hizballah over the years for its support for terrorism and its role in supporting the violence being perpetrated by the Assad regime against the Syrian people. Hizballah was designated for its support to the Government of Syria pursuant to E.O. 13582 in August 2012. It was also named a Specially Designated Global Terrorist pursuant to E.O. 13224 in October 2001, and listed in the Annex to E.O. 12947 as a Specially Designated Terrorist (SDT) in January 1995. Hasan Nasrallah was designated pursuant to E.O. 12947 in January 1995.

Hasan Nasrallah

Since the beginning of the Syrian people’s courageous campaign in early 2011 to secure their universal rights, Hizballah Secretary-General Hasan Nasrallah has overseen Hizballah’s efforts to help the Syrian regime’s violent crackdown on the Syrian civilian population by providing training, advice, and extensive logistical support to the Government of Syria. Hizballah has directly trained Syrian government personnel inside Syria and has facilitated the training of Syrian forces by Iran’s terrorist arm, the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps-Qods Force (IRGC-QF). Also under Nasrallah, Hizballah has played a substantial role in efforts to expel Syrian opposition forces from areas within Syria and coordinated its support to the Government of Syria with IRGC-QF and senior Syrian government officials. Indeed, under the direction of Nasrallah, Hizballah since mid-2012 has escalated its support to the Government of Syria.

Mustafa Badr Al-Din

Mustafa Badr Al-Din is a senior Hizballah official who is believed to have replaced his cousin, Imad Mughniyah, as Hizballah’s top militant commander after Mughniyah’s 2008 death. In June 2011, the prosecutor of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon charged Mustafa Badr Al-Din with the attack on February 14, 2005 that killed former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafiq Hariri and 21 others.

Talal Hamiyah

Talal Hamiyah is the head of Hizballah’s External Security Organization (ESO), which maintains organized cells worldwide. The ESO is the Hizballah element responsible for the planning, coordination, and execution of terrorist attacks outside of Lebanon.

Identifying Information

Individual: Mustafa Badr Al Din

AKA: Badreddine, Mustafa Youssef

AKA: Badreddine, Mustafa Amine

AKA: Saab, Elias Fouad

AKA: Sa’b, Ilyas

AKA: Issa, Sami

AKA: Dhu Al-Fiqar

DOB: April 06, 1961

POB: Al-Ghobeiry, Beirut, Lebanon

Individual: Talal Hamiyah

AKA: Talal Husni Hamiyah

AKA: Ismat Mezarani

DOB No. 1: 27 Nov 1952

DOB No. 2: 5 March 1958

DOB No. 3: 18 March 1960

DOB No. 4: 8 December 1958

POB No. 1: Taria, Lebanon

POB No. 2: Tarayya, Lebanon

POB No. 3: Sojad, Lebanon

Citizenship: Lebanese

Nationality: Lebanese

Individual: Hasan Nasrallah

AKA: Nasrallah, Hasan Abd-al-Karim

DOB No. 1: 31 Aug 1960

DOB No. 2: 31 Aug 1953

DOB No. 3: 31 Aug 1955

DOB No. 4: 31 Aug 1958

POB: Al Basuriyah, Lebanon

Passport: 042833 (Lebanon)

Title: Secretary-General of Hizballah”

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