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April 27, 2023: OFAC Sanctions-a-Rama! First set of Hostages & Wrongfully Detained US Nationals designations, counter-narcotics & Iran additions & removals, and updated Cyber GL and FAQs

First, the new designations – persons: BAZGHANDI, Rouhollah (a.k.a. BAZGHANDI, Ruhollah), Iran; DOB 07 Mar 1981; nationality Iran; Additional Sanctions Information – Subject to Secondary Sanctions; Gender Male; Passport D10008106 (Iran) expires 24 May 2026; IRGC Intelligence Organization Counterintelligence Official (individual) [IRGC] [IFSR] [HOSTAGES-EO14078] (Linked To: ISLAMIC REVOLUTIONARY GUARD CORPS […]

Took it a while… here’s the new EO

Executive Order on Bolstering Efforts to Bring Hostages and Wrongfully Detained United States Nationals Home By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including the Robert Levinson Hostage Recovery and Hostage-taking Accountability Act (22 U.S.C. 1741 et seq.) […]