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October 22, 2020: OFAC-a-Rama: Designations & updates to counter terror, Iran, election interference, non-proliferation and Syria sanctions programs

Earlier today (sorry!), OFAC added the following entities: BAYAN RASANEH GOSTAR INSTITUTE (a.k.a. BAYAN GOSTAR MEDIA INSTITUTE; a.k.a. BAYAN RASANE GOSTAR INSTITUTE), Iran; Additional Sanctions Information – Subject to Secondary Sanctions [ELECTION-EO13848] (Linked To: ISLAMIC REVOLUTIONARY GUARD CORPS (IRGC)-QODS FORCE).  INTERNATIONAL UNION OF VIRTUAL MEDIA (a.k.a. IUVM), Iran; Additional Sanctions Information […]

EU adds 7 ministers to Syria sanctions

Syria: 7 new ministers added to the EU sanctions list Today the Council decided to impose targeted restrictive measures on recently appointed ministers in Syria. Today’s decision brings to 280 the number of persons targeted by a travel ban and an asset freeze. 70 entities are also listed and, as such, are subject to an assets freeze. The sanctions currently […]

Where in the world is OFAC today? Syria and Cuba

Today, OFAC added the following people under the Syria sanctions related to Executive Order 13894: IBRAHIM, Nasreen Hussein (Arabic: نسرين حسين إبراهيم) (a.k.a. IBRAHIM, Nisrine; a.k.a. IBRAHIM, Nsrin; a.k.a. IBRAHIM, Nsrin Hussin), Damascus, Syria; DOB 13 Nov 1975; POB Latakia, Syria; nationality Syria; Gender Female; National ID No. 06110008173(Syria) (individual) [SYRIA-EO13894].  IBRAHIM, […]

New OFAC Syria & Syria-related designations

Today, OFAC added the following persons: AL SHIBL, Luna (Arabic: لونا الشبل) (a.k.a. AL CHEBEL, Luna; a.k.a. AL CHEBIL, Luna; a.k.a. AL SHEBEL, Luna; a.k.a. AL SHEBIL, Luna; a.k.a. AL SHIBIL, Luna; a.k.a. ALSHEBEL, Luna; a.k.a. AL-SHIBL, Luna; a.k.a. CHEBEL, Luna; a.k.a. SHIBL, Luna), Damascus, Syria; DOB 01 Sep 1975; […]

Syria-go-round: Syria & Syria-related additions & removal

Today, OFAC added the following persons: AL-ASSAD, Hafez (Arabic: حافظ الاسد) (a.k.a. ASSAD, Hafez), Syria; DOB 04 Dec 2001; POB Damascus, Syria; nationality Syria; Gender Male (individual) [SYRIA-EO13894] (Linked To: AL-ASSAD, Bashar).  AL-ASSAD, Karam (Arabic: كرام الاسد) (a.k.a. ASSAD, Karam), Syria; DOB 1978; POB Qardaha, Syria; nationality Syria; Gender Male (individual) […]

Suspicions confirmed…

OFSI corrects six listings OFSI has removed 5 individuals and amended 1 on the consolidated list. North Korea (DPRK) regime: The entry for Ri Pyong Chol (Group ID: 13546) has been removed. Democratic Republic of the Congo regime: The entries for Robert Kibelisa (Group ID: 13437) and Lambert Mende (Group ID: […]

OFAC Enforcement Action: Amazon.com

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 […]