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Yesterday’s OFAC Update to counter-terrorism, narcotics trafficking and Venezuela programs

Yesterday (I was in transit back from my sister’s Senate confirmation hearing to be FCC Commissioner – sorry (not sorry!)), OFAC added the following persons: ESPANA CAICEDO, Euclides (a.k.a. HENAO MUNOZ, Jhon Fredey; a.k.a. “JHONIER”; a.k.a. “JONIER”; a.k.a. “JONNIER”), Cauca Department, Colombia; DOB 29 Dec 1973; POB Albania, Caqueta Department, […]

US meeting with Taliban

U.S. Delegation Meeting with Taliban Representatives READOUT OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON NOVEMBER 30, 2021Share The below is attributable to Spokesperson Ned Price: On November 29 and 30, Special Representative for Afghanistan Thomas West led a senior interagency delegation including representatives from the Department of State, Department of the Treasury, USAID, and the intelligence […]

I knew I forgot something before the holiday… Treasury’s press release about the expanded Syrian General License

PRESS RELEASES U.S. Treasury Expands Syria Nongovernmental Organizations General License  November 24, 2021 Amends Syria Sanctions Regulations and Issues Two New FAQs WASHINGTON — Today, the Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) amended the Syrian Sanctions Regulations (SySR) to expand the authorizations for nongovernmental organizations (NGO) […]

OFAC updates two programs: amendments to Syria Sanctions Regulations & its FAQs – and updates Venezuela GL 8

Publication of Amended Syria Sanctions Regulations and Related Frequently Asked Questions; Issuance of Venezuela-related General License 8I Release date. 11/24/2021 The Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) is adopting a final rule amending the Syrian Sanctions Regulations, 31 CFR part 542, to expand an existing authorization related […]

As promised by State… OFAC makes PEESA designations

As announced in yesterday’s press release from the State Department, today OFAC has designated the following entity: TRANSADRIA LTD, Evagora Pallikaridi, 11, Argaka, Paphos 8873, Cyprus (Greek: Ευαγόρα Παλληκαρίδη, 11, Αργάκα, Πάφος 8873, Cyprus); Registration Number HE 418991 (Cyprus) [PEESA-EO14039]. and cargo vessel: MARLIN (UBNV2) Offshore Support Vessel Russia flag; […]

OFAC tweaks the terrorist list, plus updates some Syrian listings

Today. OFAC added the following persons: AZAM, Sultan Aziz, Afghanistan; DOB 1985; POB Afghanistan; nationality Afghanistan; Gender Male (individual) [SDGT].GHAFARI, Sanaullah (a.k.a. AL-MUHAJIR, Shahab), Afghanistan; DOB 28 Oct 1994; POB Afghanistan; nationality Afghanistan; Gender Male; Passport O1503093 (individual) [SDGT].KHALOZAI, Ismatullah (a.k.a. KHALOUZAI, Asmatullah; a.k.a. “KHEL, Sher Omar”), Kabul City, Kabul […]

And OFAC also sanctions a Houthi military officer…

OFAC added the following person: ALSHAER, Saleh Mesfer (a.k.a. AL-SHAER, Saleh; a.k.a. ALSHAER, Saleh Mesfer Saleh; a.k.a. AL-SHAER, Salih Misfer; a.k.a. “ABU YASSER”), Sana’a, Yemen; DOB 1965; alt. DOB 1966; alt. DOB 1967; POB Razih District, Saada Governorate, Yemen; nationality Yemen; Gender Male (individual) [YEMEN]. to its Yemen-related sanctions program, […]

With a program termination, you also get removals…

Forgot to list these… obviously, OFAC removed all the Burundi sanctions listings: NDAYIRUKIYE, Cyrille; DOB 08 Jul 1954; POB Kiganda, Burundi; nationality Burundi; Gender Male; Passport DP0001029 (Burundi) issued 24 Oct 2011 expires 24 Oct 2016; Former Defense Minister (individual) [BURUNDI].BIZIMANA, Godefroid, Kinanira IV, Bujumbura, Burundi; DOB 23 Apr 1968; […]