June 3, 2016: EU, HMT removes 2, amends 17 Syrian sanctions listings

On Friday, Her Majesty’s Treasury (HMT) adopted Council Implementing Regulation (EU) Np 2016/840 by removing the following 2 persons from its Syrian sanctions program: 

 

FARAHAT, Mohamed
a.k.a:
FARAHAT, Muhammad Position: Vice-President of Finance and Administration at Tri-Ocean Energy Other Information: Tri-Ocean Energy is a listed entity. Listed on: 22/10/2014 Last Updated: 29/05/2016 Group ID: 13163

KHAYRBIK, Muhammad
DOB:
(1) 10/04/1937. (2) 20/05/1937. POB: Hama a.k.a: (1) KHAYRBIK, Mohamad,
Naseef (2) KHAYRBIK, Mohamad, Nasier (3) KHAYRBIK, Mohamad, Nasif (4) KHAYRBIK, Mohamad, Nasseef (5) KHAYRBIK, Mohamad, Nassif (6) KHAYRBIK, Muhammad,
Naseef (7) KHAYRBIK, Muhammad, Nasier (8) KHAYRBIK, Muhammad,
Nasseef (9) KHAYRBIK, Muhammad, Nassif (10) KHIER BEK, Mohamad,
Naseef (11) KHIER BEK, Mohamad, Nasier (12) KHIER BEK, Mohamad, Nasif (13) KHIER BEK, Mohamad, Nasseef (14) KHIER BEK, Mohamad, Nassif (15) KHIER BEK, Muhammad, Naseef (16) KHIER BEK, Muhammad, Nasier (17) KHIER BEK, Muhammad,
Nasif (18) KHIER BEK, Muhammad, Nasseef (19) KHIER BEK, Muhammad,
Nassif
Passport Details: 0002250 (Diplomatic) Position: Deputy Vice-President of Syria for National Security Affairs Listed on: 24/05/2011 Last Updated: 29/05/2016 Group ID: 11932. 

and amending the following 17 listings:

 

  1. MAKHLOUF, Rami
    DOB:
    10/07/1969. POB: Damascus Passport Details: 454224 Other Information: Syrian businessman operating in Syria with interests in telecommunications, financial services, transport and property sectors. He is an influential member of the Makhlouf family and closely connected to the Assad family. Cousin of President Bashar Al- Assad. Has financial interests in and/or holds senior positions in Al Mahreq Mashreq Bena Properties, Cham Holding and Syriatel. Listed on: 10/05/2011 Last Updated: 01/06/2016 Group ID: 11913.

  2. HAMCHO, Mohammed
    DOB:
    20/05/1966. Passport Details: 002954347 Other Information: Leading Syrian businessman with interests in the engineering and construction, media, hospitality and health sector. owner Has financial interests in and/or holds senior positions in Hamsho International, Hamsho Communications, Mhg International, Jupiter for Investment and Tourism Project and Syria Metal Industries. of Hamcho International, Close to key figures of the Syrian regime, including President Bashar al-Assad and Maher al-Assad. Since March 2014, he has held the position He is Chairman of the China-Syria Bilateral Business Councils (since March 2014). He is general secretary of the Damascus Chamber of Commerce, (since December 2014) and Chairman of the Syrian Metal and Steel Council (since December 2015). Originally listed on 24/05/2011. Listed on: 27/01/2015 Last Updated: 01/06/2016 Group ID: 11933.

    1. MAKHLOUF, Ihab
      DOB:
      21/01/1973. POB: Damascus a.k.a: (1) MAKHLOUF, Ehab (2) MAKHLOUF, Iehab Passport Details: N002848852 Position: Vice President of Syriatel. Leading businessman operating in Syria with interests including Ramak Construction Co and Syrian International Private University for Science and Technology. An influential member of the Maklouf family and closely connected to the Assad family. Cousin of President Bashar al-Assad. Listed on: 24/05/2011 Last Updated: 31/05/2013 Group ID: 11937.

    2. QADDUR, Khalid
      a.k.a:
      (1) KADDOUR, Khaled (2) KADDOUR, Khalid (3) QADDOUR,
      Khaled (4) QADDOUR, Khalid (5) QADDUR, Khaled (6) QADOUR,
      Khaled (7) QADOUR, Khalid
      Other Information: Leading businessman, operating in Syria with interests and/or activities in the telecommunications, oil and plastic industry sectors. Associate of close to Maher al-Assad. Originally listed on 24/06/2011. Listed on: 27/01/2015 Last Updated: 01/06/2016 Group ID: 12015.

    3. AL-QUWATLY, Ra’if
      DOB:
      03/02/1967 POB: Damascus) a.k.a: (1) AL-KOUATLY, Raeef (2) AL- QUWATLI, Ri’af Other Information: Business associate of Maher Al-Assad and responsible for managing some of his business interests and providing funding to the regime. Listed on: 24/06/2011 Last Updated: 01/06/2016 Group ID: 12016.

    4. MAKHLOUF, Mohammed
      DOB:
      19/10/1932. POB: Latakia, Syria a.k.a (1) RAMI, Abu Other Information: Leading businessman operating in Syria with interests in the General Organisation of Tobacco and the oil and gas, arms and banking sectors. Influential member of the Makhlouf family, business associate and father of Rami, Ihab and Iyad Makhlouf. Associated with the Assad family and maternal uncle of Bashar and Mahir al-Assad. Close associate and maternal uncle of Bashar and Mahir al-Assad. Business associate and father of Rami, Ihab and Iyad Makhlouf. Also referred to as Abu Rami. Listed on: 02/08/2011 Last Updated: 01/06/2016 Group ID: 12022.

    5. JABIR, Ayman
      POB:
      Latakia a.k.a: JABER, Aiman Other Information: Leading Syrian

      businessman, operating in Syria involved in steel, media, consumable goods and oil sectors, including trading in these goods. Close to key figures of the Syrian regime such as Maher al-Assad and Rami Makhlouf. He has also provided support to the regime by facilitating the importation of oil from Overseas Petroleum Trading to Syria through his company El Jazireh. Financial interests in a number of companies and entities in Syria, in particular AL Jazira (aka Al Jazerra, El Jazireh). Dunia TV , and Sama Satelite Channel. His company Al Jazira, has facilitated the importation of oil from Overseas Petroleum Trading to Syria. Originally listed on 02/08/2011. Listed on: 27/01/2015 Last Updated: 01/06/2016 Group ID: 12023.

    6. DOUBA, Ali
      DOB: –/–/1933. POB: Karfis, Syria Other Information: Responsible for killings in Hama in 1980.Has been called back to Damascus as special advisor to President Bashar Al-Assad. Listed on: 24/08/2011 Last Updated: 01/06/2016 Group ID: 12046.

      1. HASSAN Samir
        Other Information:
        Leading businessman operating in Syria, with interests and/or activities in multiple sectors of Syria’s economy. He holds interests in and/or has significant influence in the Amir Group and Cham Holdings two conglomerates with interests in the real estate, tourism, transport and finance sectors. He is associated with Rami Makhlouf and Issam Ambouba. He is a prominent businessman. Since March 2014, he has held the position of Vice Chairman for Russia of the Bilateral Business Councils. Listed on: 24/08/2011 Last Updated: 01/06/2016 Group ID: 12053.

      2. AL-JLEILATI Mohammad
        Title:
        Dr DOB: –/–/1945. POB: Damascus a.k.a: (1) AL-JLEILATI,
        Mohamed (2) AL-JLEILATI, Mohammed (3) AL-JLEILATI, Muhammad
        Position: Former Minister of Finance Other Information: Former Minister of Finance, in office until 9 February 2013 Listed on: 02/12/2011 Last Updated: 01/06/2016 Group ID: 12412.

      3. SUWAID Joseph
        DOB:
        –/–/1958. POB: Damascus a.k.a: (1) SUWAID, Josef (2) SWAID,
        Josef (3) SWAID, Joseph (4) SWEID, Joseph, Jergi (5) SWEID, Joseph,
        Jirgi
        Position:
        Minister of State Other Information: Former Minister of State, in office until at least 21 January 2014 Listed on: 26/03/2012 Last Updated: 01/06/2016 Group ID: 12638.

      4. FARZAT Hussein Mahmoud
        DOB:
        –/–/1957. POB: Hama a.k.a: (1) FARZAT, Hussain, Mahmoud (2) FARZAT, Hussein, Mahmud Position: Minister of State Other Information: Former Minister of State in office until at least 2014 Listed on: 26/03/2012 Last Updated: 01/06/2016 Group ID: 12640.

      5. SABOUNI Emad Abdul-Ghani
        Title: Dr DOB:
        –/–/1964. POB: Damascus a.k.a: AL SABUNI, Imad, Abdul,
        Ghani
        Position: Minister for Telecommunications and Technology Other Information: Former Minister of Telecommunications and Technology, in office until at least April 2014. Listed on: 28/02/2012 Last Updated: 01/06/2016 Group ID: 12506.

      6. MAHMOUD Adnan Hassan
        Title:
        Dr DOB: –/–/1966. POB: Tartous Other Information: Former Minister of Information Listed on: 26/09/2011 Last Updated: 01/06/2016 Group ID: 12150.

      7. AL-AQQAD Hashim Anwar
        DOB:
        –/–/1961. POB: Mohagirine, Syria a.k.a: (1) AKKAD, Hashem (2) AKKAD, Hashim (3) AQQAD, Hashem Position: Chairman of the Akkad Group of companies, that operate in multiple sectors of the Syrian economy, including oil and gas. Other Information: Leading businessman operating in Syria, with interests and/or activities in multiple sectors of Syria’s economy. He holds interests in and/or has significant influence in Anwar Akkad Sons Group (AASG) and its subsidiary United Oil. AASG has interests in sectors such as oil, gas, chemicals, insurance, industrial machinery, real estate, tourism, exhibitions, contracting, and medical equipment. Hashim Anwar al-Aqqad also worked as a member of the Syrian Parliament as recently as 2012. Listed on: 23/07/2014 Last Updated: 01/06/2016 Group ID: 13023.

        1. ABDULKARIM, Wael
          a.k.a:
          AL KARIM, Wael Address: (1) Al Karim for Trade and Industry, PO Box 111, Damascus, Syria, 5797. (2) Pangates International Corp Ltd, PO Box Sharjah Airport International Free zone, United Arab Emirates. Position: Managing Director of Pangates International Corp Ltd and also holds a senior position in the Al Karim Group, which is Pangates’ parent company Other Information: Leading businessman operating in Syria in the oil, chemicals and manufacturing industries. Specifically, he represents Abdulkarim Group, a.k.a. Al Karim Group/Alkarim for Trade and Industry/Al Karim Trading and Industry/Al Karim for Trade and Industry. Listed on: 09/03/2015 Last Updated: 01/06/2016 Group ID: 13230.

        2. HASWANI, George
          a.k.a:
          (1) AL HASAWANI, George (2) HASAWANI, George (3) HESWANI,
          George
          Address: Damascus Province, Yabroud, Al Jalaa St., Syria. Other Information: Leading businessman operating in Syria, with interest and/or activities in the engineering, construction and oil and gas sectors. Holds interests in and/or has influence in a number of companies in Syria in particular HESCO Engineering and Construction Company. Facilitates deals for the purchase of oil from ISIL by the Syrian regime. Prominent Syrian businessman Co-founder of HESCO Engineering and Construction Company. Listed on: 09/03/2015 Last Updated: 01/06/2016 Group ID: 13232

Links:

HMT Notice

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) No 2016/840

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