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US, EU start to target Russian rough diamonds

State Department and European Commission Engage Diamond Industry to Discuss Next Steps on Russian Diamonds MEDIA NOTE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON MARCH 6, 2023 Today, Ambassador James O’Brien joined Deputy Director General and Chief Trade Enforcement Officer Denis Redonnet of the European Commission to discuss with the U.S. and European […]

March 3, 2023: OFAC adds to Global Magnitsky, Russia sanctions

On Friday, OFAC added the following persons: KOZLOV, Ilya Pavlovich (Cyrillic: КОЗЛОВ, Илья Павлович), Moscow, Russia; DOB 17 Oct 1973; POB Moscow, Russia; nationality Russia; citizen Russia; Gender Male (individual) [RUSSIA-EO14024]. MISHCHENKO, Diana Igorevna (Cyrillic: МИЩЕНКО, Диана Игоревна), Moscow, Russia; DOB 12 May 1977; nationality Russia; citizen Russia; Gender Female […]

Mo’ $$$ for info on Al-Shabaab leader

Rewards for Justice – Reward Offer for Information on Ali Mohamed Rage MEDIA NOTE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON FEBRUARY 28, 2023 The U.S. Department of State’s Rewards for Justice (RFJ) program, which is administered by the Diplomatic Security Service, is offering a reward of up to $5 million for information leading […]

Timing is everything… here’s the State Department press release on today’s Bulgarian anti-corruption designations

Countering Systemic Corruption in Defense of Bulgarian Democratic Institutions PRESS STATEMENT ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE FEBRUARY 10, 2023 The United States, in coordination with the United Kingdom, is taking action to counter systemic corruption in Bulgaria by designating five former Bulgarian government officials as well as five entities […]