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More stuff to read over your weekend…

Today, OFAC replaced Global Magnitsky General License 2… with 2A, and issued an updated FAQ about it: 835. What does Global Magnitsky General License 2A authorize? Answer On July 31, 2020, OFAC designated, pursuant to E.O. 13818, the Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps (XPCC) for its connection to serious human rights abuse […]

Mr. Watchlist in the Press!

I was quoted in today’s National Journal article “Trump’s go-it-alone approach to Iran rankles allies” by Harrison Cramer – it’s about the JCPOA, Monday’s Executive Order on Iranian conventional arms sales and purchases, and Eliot Abrams’ testimony on Capitol Hill. Sorry, it’s behind a paywall… I can’t get there, either. […]

Daily Digest for Thursday, September 24, 2020

Swiss miss: FINMA enforcement action against Bank SYZ HKMA Alert: Bank of China WhatsApp phishing message New article on the Publications page Once again, foreign subs ignore US parent: OFAC Enforcement Action If you want to know more about OFAC enforcement actions… Treasury’s statement on changes to Cuba sanctions September […]

OFAC CAATSA-Iran-related designations – plus they fix the Maduro listing again

OFAC just added the following people: SADATI, Seyyed Mahmoud (Arabic: سید محمود ساداتی), Shiraz, Iran; DOB 1958; alt. DOB 1959; POB Estahaban, Iran; nationality Iran; Additional Sanctions Information – Subject to Secondary Sanctions; Gender Male; Judge, Revolutionary Court of Shiraz (individual) [CAATSA – IRAN].  SOLTANI, Mohammad, Mashhad, Iran; DOB 1958; alt. […]

September 22, 2020: Treasury Statement on Venezuela designations

PRESS RELEASES Treasury Continues Pressure on Illegitimate Regime Officials Undermining Democracy in Venezuela  September 22, 2020 Washington – Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) designated five key figures that have facilitated the illegitimate Maduro regime’s efforts to undermine democracy in Venezuela. These individuals, including […]