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March 17, 2020: OFAC adds 1 to Syria list, amends 2, plus removes some from Global Magnitsky program, Syria program, FSE List

On Tuesday, OFAC added the following person to Syria sanctions program: AYOUB, Ali Abdullah (Arabic: علي عبدالله أيوب); DOB 28 Apr 1952; POB Latakia, Syria; nationality Syria; Gender Male (individual) [SYRIA-EO13894]. and updated the following existing designations: EZEGOO INVESTMENTS LTD, 1 Logothetou, Lemesos 4043, Cyprus; National ID No. C310521 (Cyprus) [SYRIA] […]

SECO adds 10 to Syrian sanctions

Earlier today, Swiss officials added 8 individuals: SSID: 200-41292 Name: Yasser Aziz Abbas Sex: M DOB: 22 Aug 1978 Good quality a.k.a.: a) Yaser (Yasr) b) Aziz c) Abbas (Abas) Nationality: Syrian Arab Republic Justification: Leading businessperson operating in Syria. Supports and/or benefits from the regime through business dealings, including […]

EU, OFSI add to Syria sanctions

Yesterday, UK regulators implemented Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/211 by adding the following persons: 1. ABBAS, Yasser Aziz DOB: 22/08/1978. a.k.a: (1) ABAS, Yaser, Aziz (2) ABAS, Yasr, Aziz (3) ABAS, Yasser, Aziz (4) ABBAS, Yaser, Aziz (5) ABBAS, Yasr, Aziz Nationality: Syrian Other Information: Leading businessperson operating in Syria. […]

EU adds 8 persons and 2 entities to Syria sanctions

Syria: EU adds eight businessmen and two entities to sanctions list The Council has today added eight prominent businessmen and two entities linked to those businessmen to the list of persons and entities subject to the sanctions against the Syrian regime and its supporters. Their activities directly benefited the Assad regime, including through projects located on lands expropriated […]

Caesar Syria Civilian Protection Act passed

Passage of the Caesar Syria Civilian Protection Act of 2019 PRESS STATEMENT MICHAEL R. POMPEO, SECRETARY OF STATE DECEMBER 20, 2019 Share Today, the President signed into law the “Caesar Syria Civilian Protection Act of 2019” (the Caesar Act), an important step in promoting accountability for the large-scale atrocities Bashar […]

September 26, 2019: OFAC adds to Ukraine/Russia, Syria programs

On Thursday, OFAC added the following people: LOGINOV, Ilya (a.k.a. LOGINOV, Ilya Alekseyevich (Cyrillic: ЛОГИНОВ, Илья Алексеевич)); DOB 02 Jul 1971; nationality Russia; Gender Male; Deputy General Director for Legal Support at Sovfracht (individual) [UKRAINE-EO13685] (Linked To: OJSC SOVFRACHT).    OKOROKOV, Ivan (a.k.a. OKOROKOV, Ivan B.; a.k.a. OKOROKOV, Ivan Borisovich); […]

EU, OFSI correct Nizar Al-Assad Syria listing

The EU published a Corrigenda today, amending the following Syria sanctions listing: 1. AL-ASSAD, Nizar a.k.a: ASAAD, Nizar (1) AL-ASAD, Nizar (2) ASSAD, Nizar (3) ASAD, Nizar Other Information: Cousin of Bashar Al-Assad. Previously head of the company ‘Nizar Oilfield Supplies’. Listed on: 24/08/2011 Last Updated: 04/07/2018 11/09/2019 Group ID: […]

September 10, 2019: New counter terror Executive Order, and a raft of designations

Executive Order Amending Counter Terrorism Sanctions Authorities; Counter Terrorism Designations and Designations Updates; Iran-related Designation; Syria Designations Updates 9/10/2019 Today, the President issued a new Executive Order (E.O.) “Modernizing Sanctions to Combat Terrorism.” This E.O. amends E.O. 13224, “Blocking Property and Prohibiting Transactions with Persons Who Commit, Threaten to Commit, or Support Terrorism” […]