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OFAC adds to terror, Iran and cyber-related sanctions

Today, OFAC added the following persons: ABEDSHAHI, Omid (a.k.a. SHAHI, Omid Abded Abed), Iran; DOB 21 Jan 1983; POB Mashhad, Iran; nationality Iran; Additional Sanctions Information – Subject to Secondary Sanctions; Gender Male; Passport B30739724 (Iran) (individual) [IRAN-HR] (Linked To: IRANIAN MINISTRY OF INTELLIGENCE AND SECURITY).  ABOUTORABI, Seyed Hamid, Iran; DOB […]

Welcome to the family, Serbia!

U.S. Welcomes Serbia’s Intention to Designate Hizballah as a Terrorist Organization PRESS STATEMENT MICHAEL R. POMPEO, SECRETARY OF STATE SEPTEMBER 13, 2020 Share Serbia’s announcement that it will designate Hizballah as a terrorist organization in its entirety is another significant step limiting this Iranian backed terrorist group’s ability to operate […]

We’ve got more Iran-related designations!

Today, OFAC added the following people: AMIN, Alireza (Arabic: علیرضا امین); DOB 1965; alt. DOB 1966; POB Darab, Iran; nationality Iran; Additional Sanctions Information – Subject to Secondary Sanctions; Gender Male; Executive Order 13846 information: FOREIGN EXCHANGE.  Sec. 5(a)(ii); alt. Executive Order 13846 information: BANKING TRANSACTIONS.  Sec. 5(a)(iii); alt. Executive […]

State Department Seizes Iran/Venezuela Gasoline

On U.S. Seizure of Iranian Gasoline Intended for the Illegitimate Maduro Regime PRESS STATEMENT MORGAN ORTAGUS, DEPARTMENT SPOKESPERSON AUGUST 14, 2020 Share Today, the Department of Justice announced the successful seizure of over one million barrels of Iranian gasoline intended for the illegitimate Maduro regime in Venezuela. The proceeds from these shipments […]

OFAC Enforcement Action:

The settlement: $134,523 The base penalty: $134,523…. but the statutory maximum was $1,038,206,212 What were the actual violations? From on or about November 15, 2011, to on or about October 18, 2018, persons located in Crimea, Iran, and Syria placed orders or otherwise conducted business on Amazon’s websites for consumer […]

SECO amends 9 Iran sanctions designations

Today, Swiss authorities modified the following 8 individual sanctions listings: SSID: 80-11031 Foreign identifier: 10. Name: Borborudi Sayed Shamsuddin DOB: 21 Sep 1969 Good quality a.k.a.: Borboroudi Seyed Shamseddin Justification: Former Deputy Head of UN designated Atomic Energy Organisation of Iran, where he iswas subordinate to UN designated Feridun Abbasi […]