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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 […]

And here’s State’s press release for the other counter terror designations…c

United States Designates Hizballah Affiliated Companies and Officials as Global Terrorists   PRESS STATEMENT MICHAEL R. POMPEO, SECRETARY OF STATE FEBRUARY 26, 2020 Share Today, the United States designated 15 Lebanon-based individuals and entities linked to the Martyrs Foundation, part of Hizballah’s financial support network, as Specially Designated Global Terrorists (SDGT) pursuant to […]

Treasury has a CHIP on its shoulder…

Oh, I couldn’t resist… PRESS RELEASES Treasury Launches the Counter-Hizballah International Partnership (CHIP) to Thwart Illicit Financial Activity October 18, 2019 Washington—This week the Treasury Department convened the first meeting of the Counter-Hizballah International Partnership (CHIP) to build multilateral cooperation for targeting Hizballah’s global financial networks. Over 30 countries representing […]

FinCEN likes Argentina FIU’s actions…

Statement by FinCEN Director Kenneth A. Blanco in Support of Yesterday’s Anti-Terrorism Financing Actions by Argentina and Its Financial Intelligence Unit Immediate Release July 19, 2019 “Yesterday, Argentina’s Unidad de Informaciὀn Financiera de la República Argentina (UIF-AR) took courageous actionto freeze assets belonging to the Hezbollah terrorist organization and list them on a public […]