This is OFAC’s 27th “Annual Report to the Congress on Assets in the United States Relating to Terrorist Countries and Organizations Engaged in International Terrorism” – a mouthful, I know.
- $46.181 million in blocked terrorist organization assets, up from $43.606 million in 2017
- Biggest increases in this group – Hizballah blocked assets increased from $9.814 million to $11.601 million, Hamas went from $1.143 million to $1.364 million, the IRGC-Quds Force increased from $14.491 million to $14.989 million, ISIL went from $251,613 to $657,689, Lashkar-e Tayyiba increased from $218,639 to $397,774, and the Taliban increased from $10,728 to $206,805.
- State Sponsors of Terrorism have $216.83 million in blocked funds, up from $201.53 million in 2017
- Of that increase, the overwhelming bulk is due to North Korea (almost $11 million), with Iran ($2.9 million) and Syria ($1.4 million) making up the rest
- State Sponsors of terrorism own a bit of real estate: Syria owns 4 properties, Iran 11, and Bank Melli indirectly has an ownership interest in a NY building