Last Thursday, OFAC updated a bunch of different sanctions programs:
The following persons were added to the SDN List under the counter terrorism sanctions program:
ADAN, Abukar Ali (a.k.a. ADEN, Abukar Ali; a.k.a. “Ibrahim Afghan”; a.k.a. “Sheikh Abukar”); DOB 1972; alt. DOB 1971; alt. DOB 1973 (individual) [SDGT].AL-FAQIH, Wanas, Mahdia, Tunisia; DOB 1982 (individual) [SDGT].AL-GHAZALI, Muhammad (a.k.a. AL-GHAZALI, Muhammad Abd al-Karim; a.k.a. AL-MAWARI, Abu Hisham; a.k.a. MAWARI, Abu Hisham; a.k.a. “Abu Faris”; a.k.a. “Abu Sa’id”; a.k.a. “Rashid”); DOB 1988; alt. DOB 1987; alt. DOB 1989; POB Ibb Governorate, Yemen; nationality Yemen (individual) [SDGT].
These entities were added under the Iran Financial Sanctions Regulations (IFSR) and Non-Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction (NPWMD) programs:
SHAHID ESLAMI RESEARCH CENTER, Iran; Additional Sanctions Information – Subject to Secondary Sanctions [NPWMD] [IFSR].SHAHID KHARRAZI INDUSTRIES, Iran; Additional Sanctions Information – Subject to Secondary Sanctions [NPWMD] [IFSR].SHAHID MOGHADDAM INDUSTRIES, Iran; Additional Sanctions Information – Subject to Secondary Sanctions [NPWMD] [IFSR].SHAHID SANIKHANI INDUSTRIES, Iran; Additional Sanctions Information – Subject to Secondary Sanctions [NPWMD] [IFSR].SHAHID SHUSTARI INDUSTRIES (a.k.a. SHAHID SHOSHTARI INDUSTRIES; a.k.a. SHAHID SHOUSHTARI; a.k.a. SHAHID SHUSHTARI INDUSTRIES), Iran; Additional Sanctions Information – Subject to Secondary Sanctions [NPWMD] [IFSR].
The following person was removed from the counter narcotics trafficking program:
TOUZARD ROMO, Lucia, Ave. Samuel Lewis y Calle 54, Urb. Obarrio Torre Generali, piso 11, Apartado 0831-02-513, Panama, Panama; DOB 24 Jan 1971; POB Panama; citizen Panama; Passport 0159068 (Panama) (individual) [SDNTK] (Linked To: WAKED MONEY LAUNDERING ORGANIZATION).
SHAQAQI, Fathi; Secretary General of PALESTINIAN ISLAMIC JIHAD-SHIQAQI (individual) [SDT].
AGUINO ARBOLEDA, Junior Onofre (Latin: AGUIÑO ARBOLEDA, Junior Onofre) (a.k.a. “DIOS Y CIEGO”), Colombia; DOB 16 Sep 1989; POB Tumaco, Narino, Colombia; Gender Male; Cedula No. 1087132209 (Colombia) (individual) [SDNTK]. -to- AGUINO ARBOLEDA, Onofre Junior (Latin: AGUIÑO ARBOLEDA, Onofre Junior) (a.k.a. “DIOS Y CIEGO”), Colombia; DOB 16 Sep 1989; POB Tumaco, Narino, Colombia; Gender Male; Cedula No. 1087132209(Colombia) (individual) [SDNTK].
Treasury Sanctions Iranian Entities
JANUARY 4, 2018
Action Illustrates Iranian Regime’s Prioritization of Destabilizing Weapons Systems at the Expense of its People
Washington – Today, the Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) sanctioned five Iran-based entities subordinate to a key element of Iran’s ballistic missile program. Shahid Kharrazi Industries, Shahid Sanikhani Industries, Shahid Moghaddam Industries, Shahid Eslami Research Center, and Shahid Shustari Industries are being designated pursuant to Executive Order (E.O.) 13382 for being owned or controlled by Iran’s Shahid Bakeri Industrial Group (SBIG).
“These sanctions target key entities involved in Iran’s ballistic missile program, which the Iranian regime prioritizes over the economic well-being of the Iranian people. As the Iranian people suffer, their government and the IRGC fund foreign militants, terrorist groups, and human rights abuses,” said Treasury Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin. “The United States will continue to decisively counter the Iranian regime’s malign activity, including additional sanctions targeting human rights abuses. We will not hesitate to call out the regime’s economic mismanagement, and diversion of significant resources to fund threatening missile systems at the expense of its citizenry.”
SBIG, which is responsible for the development and production of Iran’s solid-propellant ballistic missiles, is listed in the Annex to E.O. 13382 and is currently sanctioned by the U.S., UN, and EU.
- Shahid Kharrazi Industries is subordinate to SBIG and is responsible for the development and production of guidance and control systems for solid-propellant ballistic missiles.
- Shahid Sanikhani Industries is subordinate to SBIG and is responsible for casting and curing solid-propellant for Iran’s solid-propellant ballistic missiles.
- Shahid Moghaddam Industries is subordinate to SBIG and is responsible for the development and production of solid-propellant missile motor cases, ballistic missile launchers, and ground support equipment.
- Shahid Eslami Research Center is subordinate to, and serves as the research and development organization within, SBIG.
- Shahid Shustari Industries is subordinate to, and likely was created for the development of fiber materials for, SBIG.
As a result of this action, all property and interests in property of those designated today subject to U.S. jurisdiction are blocked, and U.S. persons are generally prohibited from engaging in transactions with them. In addition, foreign financial institutions that knowingly facilitate significant transactions for, or persons that provide material or certain other support to, the entities designated today risk exposure to sanctions that could sever their access to the U.S. financial system or block their property and interests in property under U.S. jurisdiction.