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State Department designates two Iranian officials under Section 7031(c) for Human Rights violations (and explains large OFAC Iran update)

Commemoration of the Massacre of Mahshahr and Designation of Iranian Officials Due to Involvement in Gross Violations of Human Rights PRESS STATEMENT MICHAEL R. POMPEO, SECRETARY OF STATE NOVEMBER 18, 2020 Share One year ago, the Iranian regime killed as many as 148 Iranian civilians in Mahshahr, while imposing digital […]

Mo‘ Iran, Mo’ Counter Terror, Mo’ Non-Proliferation designations and changes from OFAC

Today, OFAC added the following persons: ALAVI, Mahmoud (a.k.a. ALAVI, Seyed Mahmoud; a.k.a. ALAVI, Seyyed Mahmoud (Arabic: سید محمود علوی)), Iran; DOB 24 Apr 1954; POB Lamard, Fars Province, Iran; nationality Iran; Additional Sanctions Information – Subject to Secondary Sanctions; Gender Male (individual) [IRAN-HR] (Linked To: IRANIAN MINISTRY OF INTELLIGENCE […]

Another day, another set of Iran-related designations from OFAC (non-proliferation, too)

Today, OFAC designated the following persons: BANIHASHEMI, Mohammad (a.k.a. BANIHASHEMI CHAHAROM, Seyed Mohammad), No 3, Mehr Alley, Kamran Alley, Bastan Alley, Firuzbakhsh Ave, Aghdasieh, Tehran 1957759678, Iran; DOB 26 Mar 1959; POB Mashhad, Iran; nationality Iran; Additional Sanctions Information – Subject to Secondary Sanctions; Gender Male; Passport B32563329 (Iran) expires 17 […]

Treasury Press Release on yesterday’s Iran designations

PRESS RELEASES Treasury Sanctions Companies Selling, Purchasing, and Enabling Iranian Petrochemical Products October 29, 2020 Washington – Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) designated eight entities for their involvement in the sale and purchase of Iranian petrochemical products brokered by Triliance Petrochemical Co. Ltd. […]

New Iran listings, changes to Iran & counter-terror listings, new Iran GL & FAQ

Today, OFAC added the following people: ARANI, Hossein Firouzi (Arabic: حسین فیروزی آرانی), Iran; DOB 22 Dec 1964; 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 Order […]

OFAC Iran & counter-terrorism designations & updates, GL 8 gets updated (as do the FAQs)

OFAC added the following persons: KARBASIAN, Masoud (a.k.a. KARBASIAN, Mas’ud); DOB 14 Jun 1956; POB Isfahan, Iran; nationality Iran; Additional Sanctions Information – Subject to Secondary Sanctions; Gender Male; Passport D10002096 (Iran) expires 26 Aug 2022; National ID No. 1286504104 (Iran) (individual) [SDGT] [IFSR] (Linked To: NATIONAL IRANIAN OIL COMPANY). […]