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February 25, 2022: State Department Statement on new Afghanistan General License

Additional General License Involving Afghanistan or Governing Institutions in Afghanistan PRESS STATEMENT ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE FEBRUARY 25, 2022Share The United States took action today to facilitate a broad range of commercial activity in Afghanistan that will benefit the Afghan people. General License 20 and related updated FAQs  and new FAQs  clarify […]

New counter-terror FAQs from OFAC – 7 of them!

The Newly Added FAQ page lists these in newest first order… 963. Can humanitarian organizations ship cash into Afghanistan for use in delivering humanitarian assistance?  Yes, cash shipments to Afghanistan may be authorized under General Licenses (GL) 14, GL 18, or GL 19, provided that they are ordinarily incident and necessary to effectuate […]

US-Norway Joint Statement on Afghanistan

U.S.-Europe Joint Statement on Afghanistan MEDIA NOTE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON JANUARY 27, 2022Share The text of the following statement was released by the Governments of the United States of America and Norway on the occasion of meeting in Oslo, Norway to discuss the situation in Afghanistan. Begin Text: Special Representatives and Special […]

Counter Terrorism updates: OFAC giveth (to Afghanistan)…

OFAC today has issued 3 new Afghanistan-related General Licebses for the counter terrorism sanctions program: General License 17 (Authorizing Official Business of the United States Government) General License 18 (Authorizing Official Activities of Certain International Organizations and Other International Entities) General Licenses 19 (Authorizing Certain Transactions in Support of Nongovernmental […]

OFSI issues Afghanistan guidance statement

Afghanistan guidance The context in Afghanistan is changing. There remains uncertainty over the form of a future government, but the Taliban has a number of sanctioned individuals in positions of authority within the organisation. OFSI reminds businesses that UN sanctions are already in place against individuals and entities associated with […]

OFSI, SECO add 1 to ISIL/Al-Qaida sanctions

Earlier today, UK regulators, under the authority of the United Nations and European Union Financial Sanctions (Linking) Regulations 2017, added the following person to its ISIL (Da’esh) and Al-Qaida counter-terrorism sanctions program: MEHSUD, Noor Wali Title: Mufti DOB: 26/06/1978. POB: Gurguray, Pakistan a.k.a: ASIM, Abu, Mansoor Nationality: Pakistan Position: Leader […]

Treasury explains today’s OFAC action to you…

Treasury and the Terrorist Financing Targeting Center Partners Sanction Taliban Facilitators and their Iranian Supporters   October 23, 2018 RIYADH – Today, the seven member nations of the Terrorist Financing Targeting Center (TFTC) took significant actions to expose and disrupt Taliban actors and their Iranian sponsors that seek to undermine the […]