March 27, 2018: SECO adds 4 to Syria sanctions

On Tuesday, Swiss authorities added the following persons: 

SSID: 200-38622 Name: Ajeeb Yusuf

Good quality a.k.a.: a) Ajib b) Yousef Address: Scientific Studies and Research Centre (SSRC), Barzeh Street, P.O.Box 4470, Damascus

Justification: Holds the rank of Brigadier General, a senior officer in the Syrian Armed Forces, in post after May 2011. Since 2012, he has been Head of Security for the Scientific Studies and Research Centre (SSRC) which is involved in the chemical weapons proliferation sector. As a result of his senior position as Head of Security for SSRC, he is associated with the designated entity SSRC. Relation: Associated with Centre d’études et de recherches syrien (CERS) (SSID 200-12445) Other information: a) Rank: Brigadier General b) Doctor c) Head of Security Office, Scientific Studies and Research Centre (SSRC) Modifications: Listed on 27 Mar 2018

SSID: 200-38633 Name: Sulaiman Maher

Good quality a.k.a.: a) Suleiman b) Mahir Address: Higher Institute for Applied Sciences and Technology (HIAST), P.O.Box 31983, Damascus

Justification: Director of the Higher Institute for Applied Sciences and Technology (HIAST), which provides training and support as part of the Syrian chemical weapons proliferation sector. Due to his senior position at the HIAST, which is an affiliate and subsidiary of the Scientific Studies and Research Centre (SSRC), he is associated with the HIAST and SSRC, both of which are designated entities. Relation: a) Director of Higher Institute for Applied Sciences and Technology (HISAT) (SSID 200-28841) b) Associated with Centre d’études et de recherches syrien (CERS) (SSID 200-12445) Other information: a) Doctor b) Director of the Higher Institute for Applied Sciences and Technology Modifications: Listed on 27 Mar 2018

SSID: 200-38644 Name: Tohme Salam

Good quality a.k.a.: a) Taame (Ta’mah, Toumah) b) Salim Address: Scientific Studies and Research Centre (SSRC), Barzeh Street, P.O.Box 4470, Damascus

Justification: Deputy Director General of the Scientific Studies and Research Centre (SSRC) which is responsible for the development and production of non-conventional weapons, including chemical weapons, and the missiles to deliver them. Due to his senior position at SSRC, he is associated with designated entity SSRC. Relation: Deputy Director General of the Centre d’études et de recherches syrien (CERS) (SSID 200-12445) Other information: a) Doctor b) Deputy Director General, Scientific Studies and Research Centre (SSRC) Modifications: Listed on 27 Mar 2018

SSID: 200-38654 Name: Fadhlun Zuhair

Good quality a.k.a.: a) Fadloun (Fadhloun) b) Zoher Address: Scientific Studies and Research Centre (SSRC), Barzeh Street, P.O.Box 4470, Damascus

Justification: Director of the branch of the Scientific Studies and Research Centre (SSRC) that is known as Institute 3000 (a.k.a. Institute 5000). In this role, he is responsible for chemical weapons projects, including production of chemical agents and munitions. Due to his senior position at SSRC, he is associated with designated entity SSRC. Relation: Associated with Centre d’études et de recherches syrien (CERS) (SSID 200-12445) Other information: Head of Institute 3000 (a.k.a. Institute 5000), Scientific Studies and Research Centre (SSRC) Modifications: Listed on 27 Mar 2018

to the sanctions imposed on Syria.

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