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On Thursday, UK regulators implemented Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/1207 by amending the following individual:

CHOL, Ri Pyong

DOB: –/–/1948. Position: First Vice Director, Munitions Industry Department Other Information: As First Vice Director of the Munitions Industry Department, holds a pivotal position within the DPRK’s ballistic missile programme. Annex XV XIII. Listed on: 16/10/2017 Last Updated: 17/10/2017 18/07/2019 Group ID: 13546.

and entity:

MARITIME ADMINISTRATIVE BUREAU

a.k.a: (1) North Korea Maritime Administration Bureau (2) Maritime Administration of DPR Korea Address: Ryonhwa,2Dong, Central District, Pyongyang, DPRK, PO Box 416. Other Information: Tel, +850-2-18111 Ex 8059. Fax, +850 23814410.email, mab@silibank.net.kp, Website, http://www.ma.gov.kp.Annex XVI. Listed on: 16/10/2017 Last Updated: 17/10/2017 18/07/2019 Group ID: 13552.

listings made under the North Korean sanctions program.

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Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/1207

Updated sanction message

The Federal Department of Economic Affairs, Education and Research WBF has published an amendment to Annex 7 of the Ordinance of 8 June 2012 on Measures against Syria (SR 946.231.172.7).

On 15 July 2019, the Federal Department of Economic Affairs, Education and Research WBF amended the list of persons, companies and organizations sanctioned in this context. The change is directly applicable in Switzerland. On 17 July 2019, the WBF adapted the sanction database SESAM (SECO Sanctions Management), which is relevant for Switzerland, and published the adaptation on its website . The change will take effect on 17 July 2019 at 18.00.

Financial Intermediaries are requested to immediately block the relevant assets and to report such business relationships to SECO in accordance with the provisions of the Regulation. Notification to SECO does not release a financial intermediary from reimbursing reports to the Money Laundering Reporting Office without delay if the requirements are fulfilled, in accordance with Art. 9 of the Money Laundering Act.

Last Thursday, Swiss officials added the following persons:

SSID: 200-40010 Name: Anas Talas

DOB: 25 Mar 1971 Good quality a.k.a.: Talous (Tals, Tuls, Tlass) Nationality: Syrian Arab Republic

Justification: Leading businessperson operating in Syria, with interests and activities in multiple sectors of Syria’s economy. Through his business activities and investments, Anas Talas also benefits from and/or supports the Syrian regime. In 2018 the Talas Group, chaired by Anas Talas, entered into a SYP 23 billion joint venture with Damascus Cham Holding for the construction of Marota City, a regime-backed luxury residential and commercial development. Other information: a) Gender: male b) Position: Chairman of the Talas Group Modifications: Listed on 17 Jul 2019

SSID: 200-40019 Name: Nazir Ahmad JamalEddine

DOB: 1962 Good quality a.k.a.: Mohammed Nationality: Syrian Arab Republic Justification: Leading businessperson operating in Syria with significant investments in the construction industry, including a controlling 90 % stake in Apex Development and Projects LLC, which has entered into a USD 34,8 million joint venture for the construction of Marota City, a regime-backed luxury residential and commercial development. Through his participation in the Marota City development, Nazir Ahmad JamalEddine benefits from and/or supports the Syrian regime. Other information: a) Gender: male b) Position: Cofounder and majority shareholder of Apex Development and Projects LLC and founder of A’ayan Company for Projects and Equipment Modifications: Listed on 17 Jul 2019

SSID: 200-40028 Name: Mazin Al-Tarazi

DOB: Sep 1962 Good quality a.k.a.: Mazen Nationality: Syrian Arab Republic Justification: Leading businessperson operating in Syria, with significant investments in the construction and aviation sectors. Through his investments and activities, Mazin Al-Tarazi benefits from and/or supports the Syrian regime. In particular, Al-Tarazi has concluded a deal with Damascus Cham Holdings for a USD 320 million investment in the construction of Marota City, a regime-backed luxury residential and commercial development; he has also been granted a licence for a private airline in Syria. Other information: a) Gender: male b) Position: Businessperson Modifications: Listed on 17 Jul 2019

SSID: 200-40037 Name: Samer Foz

DOB: May 1973 POB: Latakia, Syrian Arab Republic Good quality a.k.a.: a) Samir b) Zuhair c) Fawz Nationality: a) Syrian Arab Republic b) Turkey

Justification: Leading businessperson operating in Syria, with interests and activities in multiple sectors of Syria’s economy, including a regime-backed joint venture involved in the development of Marota City, a luxury residential and commercial development. Samer Foz provides financial and other support to the regime, including funding the Military Security Shield Forces in Syria and brokering grain deals. He also benefits financially from access to commercial opportunities through the wheat trade and reconstruction projects as a result of his links to the regime. Other information: a) Gender: male b) Position: CEO of Aman Group c) Executive President of Aman Group. Subsidiaries: Foz for Trading, Al-Mohaimen for Transportation & Contracting. Aman Group is the private sector partner in Joint Venture Aman Damascus JSC with Damascus Cham Holding, in which Foz is an individual shareholder. Emmar Industries is a joint venture between Aman Group and the Hamisho Group, in which Foz has the majority stake and is the Chairman. Modifications: Listed on 17 Jul 2019

SSID: 200-40051 Name: Khaldoun Al-Zoubi

DOB: 1979 Good quality a.k.a.: a) Khaldoon b) al-Zu’bi (Zubi) Nationality: Syrian Arab Republic

Justification: Leading businessperson operating in Syria, with interests and activities in multiple sectors of Syria’s economy; including his roles as Vice President of Aman Holding and majority shareholder of Fly Aman airline. In this capacity, he is linked to Samer Foz. Aman Holding is represented on the board of, and holds a majority stake in, ‘Aman Damascus’, a joint venture in the construction of Marota City, a regime-backed luxury residential and commercial development. Al-Zoubi benefits from and/or supports the regime through his position as Vice President of Aman Holding. Other information: a) Gender: male b) Position: Vice-president of Aman Holding (a.k.a. Aman Group) Modifications: Listed on 17 Jul 2019

SSID: 200-40061 Name: Hussam Al-Qatirji

DOB: 1982 POB: Raqqa, Syrian Arab Republic Good quality a.k.a.: a) Hossam b) Ahmed c) Mohammed (Muhammad) d) al-Katerji Nationality: Syrian Arab Republic

Justification: Leading businessperson operating in Syria, who is also a Member of Parliament for Aleppo. Al-Qatirji supports and benefits from the regime through enabling, and profiting from, trade deals with the regime in relation to oil and wheat. Other information: a) Gender: male b) Position: CEO of Katerji Group (a.k.a. al-Qatirji Company/Qatirji Company/Khatirji Group/Katerji International Group) Modifications: Listed on 17 Jul 2019

SSID: 200-40074 Name: Bashar Mohammad Assi

DOB: 1977 Nationality: Syrian Arab Republic

Justification: Leading businessperson operating in Syria, with interests and activities in multiple sectors of Syria’s economy, including his roles as founding partner of Fly Aman airline and Chairman of the Board of Directors of ‘Aman Damascus’; a joint venture involved in the development of Marota City, a regime-backed luxury residential and commercial development. Assi benefits from and/or supports the regime through his position as Chairman of the Board of Directors of ‘Aman Damascus’. Other information: a) Gender: male b) Position: Chairman of the Board of Directors of ‘Aman Damascus’. Founding partner of Fly Aman Limited Liability airline. Modifications: Listed on 17 Jul 2019

SSID: 200-40082 Name: Khaled al-Zubaidi

Good quality a.k.a.: a) Khalid b) Mohammed c) Bassam d) Zubaidi (Zubedi, al-Zubedi) Nationality: Syrian Arab Republic

Justification: Leading businessperson operating in Syria, with significant investments in the construction industry, including a 50 % stake in Zubaidi and Qalei LLC, which is constructing the luxury tourist city Grand Town and to which the regime has granted a 45-year agreement in return for 19-21 % of its revenue. In this capacity he is linked to Nader Qalei. Khaled al- Zubaidi benefits from and/or supports the regime through his business activities, in particular through this stake in the Grand Town development. Other information: a) Gender: male b) Position: Co-owner of Zubaidi and Qalei LLC, Director of Agar Investment Company, General Manager of Al Zubaidi company and Al Zubaidi & Al Taweet Contracting Company, Director and Owner of Zubaidi Development Company, and co-owner of Enjaz Investment Company. Modifications: Listed on 17 Jul 2019

SSID: 200-40093 Name: Hayan Mohammad Nazem Qaddour

DOB: 1970 Good quality a.k.a.: a) Hayyan b) bin Mohammed (Mohammed) c) Kaddour Nationality: a) Syrian Arab Republic b) Switzerland Identification document: Passport No. X4662433, Switzerland, Date of issue: 20 Sep 2010, Expiry date: 19 Sep 2020 Justification: Leading businessperson operating in Syria, who holds a 67 % stake in Exceed Development and Investment, which has entered into a USD 17,7 million joint venture for the construction of Marota City, a regime-backed luxury residential and commercial development. Through his participation in the Marota City development, Hayan Mohammad Nazem Qaddour benefits from and/or supports the Syrian regime. Other information: a) Gender: male b) Position: Primary Shareholder of Exceed Development and Investment Company c) NOT SUBJECT TO TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS ACCORDING TO ARTICLE 17(1) Modifications: Listed on 17 Jul 2019

SSID: 200-40104 Name: Maen Rizk Allah Haykal

Good quality a.k.a.: a) Heikal b) Heikal Bin Rizkallah Nationality: Syrian Arab Republic Justification: Leading businessperson operating in Syria, who holds a 33 % stake in Exceed Development and Investment, which has entered into a USD 17,7 million joint venture for the construction of Marota City, a regime-backed luxury residential and commercial development. Through the participation in the Marota City development, Maen Rizk Allah Haykal benefits from and/or supports the Syrian regime. Other information: a) Gender: male b) Position: Secondary Shareholder of Exceed Development and Investment Company Modifications: Listed on 17 Jul 2019

SSID: 200-40113 Name: Nader Qalei

DOB: 9 Jul 1965 POB: Damascus, Syrian Arab Republic Good quality a.k.a.: Kalai (Kalei) Address: Young Avenue, Halifax, Canada Nationality: Syrian Arab Republic Identification document: a) Passport No. N 010170320, Syrian Arab Republic, Date of issue: 24 May 2015, Expiry date: 23 May 2021 (Issue number: 002-15-L062672) b) ID card No. 010- 40036453, Syrian Arab Republic

Justification: Leading businessperson operating in Syria, with significant investments in the construction industry, including a 50 % stake in Zubaidi and Qalei LLC, which is constructing the luxury tourist city Grand Town and to which the regime has granted a 45-year agreement in return for 19-21 % of its revenue. In this capacity, he is linked to Khaled al-Zubaidi. Nader Qalei benefits from and/or supports the regime through his business activities, in particular through this stake in the Grand Town development. Relation: Associated with Khaled al- Zubaidi (SSID 200-40082) Other information: a) Gender: male b) Position: Majority shareholder of Castle Investment Holding, Co-owner of Zubaidi and Qalei LLC, Chairman of Kalai Industries Management Modifications: Listed on 17 Jul 2019

SSID: 200-40320 Name: al-Rahmoun Mohammad Khaled

Sex: M Title: Major General DOB: 1957 POB: Idleb

Justification: Minister of Interior. Appointed in Nov 2018. Modifications: Listed on 17 Jul 2019

SSID: 200-40326 Name: Martini Mohammad Rami Radwan

Sex: M DOB: 1970 POB: Aleppo

Justification: Minister of Tourism. Appointed in Nov 2018. Modifications: Listed on 17 Jul 2019

SSID: 200-40333 Name: al-Azab Imad Muwaffaq

Sex: M DOB: 1970 POB: Damascus Countryside

Justification: Minister of Education. Appointed in Nov 2018. Modifications: Listed on 17 Jul 2019

SSID: 200-40340 Name: Ibrahim Bassam Bashir

Sex: M DOB: 1960 POB: Hama

Justification: Minister of Higher Education. Appointed in Nov 2018. Modifications: Listed on 17 Jul 2019

SSID: 200-40346 Name: Abdullatif Suhail Mohammad

Sex: M DOB: 1961 POB: Lattakia

Justification: Minister of Public Works and Housing. Appointed in Nov 2018. Modifications: Listed on 17 Jul 2019

SSID: 200-40353 Name: al-Khatib Iyad Mohammad

Sex: M DOB: 1974 POB: Damascus

Justification: Minister of Communications and Technology. Appointed in Nov 2018. Modifications: Listed on 17 Jul 2019

SSID: 200-40359 Name: Zein-al-Abidin Jazba Mohammad Maen

Sex: M DOB: 1962 POB: Aleppo

Justification: Minister of Industry. Appointed in Nov 2018. Modifications: Listed on 17 Jul 2019

and entities:

SSID: 200-40130 Name: Rawafed Damascus Private Joint Stock Company

Good quality a.k.a.: Rawafid Damascus Private Joint Stock Company (Rawafed (Tributary) Damascus Private Joint Stock Company) Address: Damascus, Syrian Arab Republic Justification: Rawafed Damascus Private Joint Stock Company is a USD 48,3 million joint venture between Damascus Cham Holdings, Ramak Development and Humanitarian Projects, Al-Ammar LLC, Timeet Trading LLC (also referred to as Ultimate Trading Co. Ltd.), and Wings Private JSC. Rawafed supports and/or benefits from the Syrian regime, including through its participation in the regime-backed luxury development Marota City. Modifications: Listed on 17 Jul 2019

SSID: 200-40136 Name: Aman Damascus Joint Stock Company

Good quality a.k.a.: Aman Damascus JSC Address: Damascus, Syrian Arab Republic Justification: Aman Damascus Joint Stock Company is a USD 18,9 million joint venture between Damascus Cham Holdings and Aman Group. Through its participation in the regime-backed luxury development Marota City, Aman Damascus supports and/or benefits from the Syrian regime. Modifications: Listed on 17 Jul 2019

SSID: 200-40142 Name: Bunyan Damascus Private Joint Stock Company

Good quality a.k.a.: Bunyan Damascus Private JSC Address: Damascus, Syrian Arab Republic

Justification: Bunyan Damascus Private Joint Stock Company is a USD 34,8 million joint venture between Damascus Cham Holdings and Apex Development and Projects LLC and Tamayoz LLC. Through its participation in the regime-backed luxury development Marota City, Bunyan Damascus Private Joint Stock Company supports and/or benefits from the Syrian regime. Modifications: Listed on 17 Jul 2019

SSID: 200-40148 Name: Mirza

Address: Damascus, Syrian Arab Republic

Justification: Mirza is a USD 52,7 million joint venture between Damascus Cham Holding and Talas Group. Through its participation in the regime-backed luxury development Marota City, Mirza supports and/or benefits from the Syrian regime. Modifications: Listed on 17 Jul 2019

SSID: 200-40153 Name: Developers Private Joint Stock Company

Good quality a.k.a.: Developers Private JSC Address: Damascus, Syrian Arab Republic Justification: Developers Private Joint Stock Company is a USD 17,7 million joint venture between Damascus Cham Holdings and Exceed Development and Investment. Through its participation in the regime-backed luxury development Marota City, Developers Private Joint Stock Company supports and/or benefits from the Syrian regime. Modifications: Listed on 17 Jul 2019

to its Syria sanctions program.

In addition, the following individual listings:

SSID: 200-11641 Name: Mohammad Ibrahim Al-Sha’ar

Sex: M DOB: 1956 POB: Aleppo, Syrian Arab Republic Good quality a.k.a.: a) Mohamed (Muhammad, Mohammed) b) Al-Chaar (Al-Shaar)

Justification: Former Minister of the Interior in power after May 2011Interior. As a former Government Minister, shares responsibility for the regime’s violent repression ofagainst the Syrian peoplecivilian population. Modifications: Amended on 6 Nov 2013, 19 Jan 2016, 11 Oct 2016, 17 Jul 2019

SSID: 200-22439 Name: Ali HeidarHadar

Sex: M Title: Dr. Good quality a.k.a.: Haidar (Heydar, Haydar)

Justification: Head of the National Reconciliation Agency and former State Minister for National Reconciliation Affairs. As a former Government Minister, shares responsibility for the regime’sregime’s violent repression against the civilian population. Modifications: Amended on 6 Nov 2013, 19 Jan 2016, 17 Jul 2019

SSID: 200-28046 Name: Bishr Riyad Yazigi

Sex: M DOB: 1972

Justification: Tourism MinisterFormer Minister of Tourism. As a former Government Minister, shares responsibility for the regime’s violent repression against the civilian population. Modifications: Listed on 5 Aug 2014, amended on 17 Jul 2019

SSID: 200-28055 Name: Hussein Arnous

Sex: M DOB: 1953 Good quality a.k.a.: Arnus

Justification: Public WorksWater Resources Minister. As a Government Minister, shares responsibility for the regime’s violent repression against the civilian population. Modifications: Listed on 5 Aug 2014, amended on 17 Jul 2019

SSID: 200-29846 Name: Mohammad Walid Ghazal

Sex: M DOB: 1951 POB: Aleppo, Syrian Arab Republic

Justification: Former Minister of Housing and Urban Development since 27 Aug 2014Development. As a former Government Minister, shares responsibility for the regime’s violent repression against the civilian population. Modifications: Listed on 17 Dec 2014, amended on 17 Jul 2019

SSID: 200-35212 Name: al-Sabban Bishr

Sex: M Good quality a.k.a.: a) MohammedAl-Sabban Mohammed Bishr b) Al-Sabban Bishr Mazin

Justification: Former Governor of Damascus, who iswas appointed by, and is associated with, Bashar al-Assad. Supports the regime and is responsible for the violent repression against the civilian population in Syria, including engaging in discriminatory practices against Sunni communities within the capital. Relation: Associated with and was appointed by Bashar Al-Assad (SSID 200-11614) Modifications: Listed on 8 Nov 2016, amended on 17 Jul 2019

SSID: 200-35622 Name: Naddaf Atef

Sex: M DOB: 1956 POB: Damascus Countryside, Syrian Arab Republic

Justification: a) Higher Education MinisterMinister of Internal Trade and Consumer Protection. Appointed in Nov 2018. b) Appointed in July 2016. Modifications: Listed on 9 Dec 2016, amended on 16 Jun 2017, 17 Jul 2019

SSID: 200-35639 Name: Al-Zafir Ali

Sex: M DOB: 1962 POB: Tartous, Syrian Arab Republic Good quality a.k.a.: al-Dafeer Justification: a) Former Minister of Communications and Technology MinisterTechnology. As a former Government Minister, shares responsibility for the regime’s violent repression against the civilian population. b) Appointed in July 2016. Modifications: Listed on 9 Dec 2016, amended on 16 Jun 2017, 17 Jul 2019

and entity listings:

SSID: 200-22985 Name: Commercial Bank of Syria

Address: a) Moawiya St., P.O.Box 2231, Damascus, Syrian Arab Republic (Damascus Branch) b) Yousef Azmeh Square, P.O.Box 933, Damascus, Syrian Arab Republic (Damascus Branch) c) Kastel Hajjarin St., P.O.Box 2, Aleppo, Syrian Arab Republic (Aleppo Branch)

Justification: State-owned bank providing financial support to the regime. Other information: a) SWIFT/BIC: CMSY SYDACMSYSYDA, all offices worldwide [NPWMD]. b) Tel.: +963 11 221 8890, Fax: +963 11 221 6975, E-Mail General management: dir.cbs@mail.sy, Website: http://cbs-bank.sy/En-index.php. Modifications: Amended on 19 Jan 2016, 17 Jul 2019

were updated.

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FINMA Notice

Data files of updates – PDF, XML

On Thursday, UK officials implemented Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/1208 by amending the following South Sudan sanctions listing:

1. AWAN, Paul Malong MALONG AWAN ANEI, Paul

Title: General DOB: (1) –/–/1962. (2) 04/12/1960. (3) 12/04/1960. (4) 01/01/1962. POB: (1) Malualkon, South Sudan (2) Kotido, Uganda a.k.a: (1) ANEI, Paul, Malong, Awan (2) MALONG, Bol (3) MALONG, Paul Nationality: a) South Sudan, b) Uganda Passport Details: Passport no: a)South Sudan number S00004370 b) South Sudan number D00001369 c) Sudan number 003606 d) Sudan number 00606 e) Sudan number B002606 f) Uganda number DA025963 Other Information: UN Ref: SSi.007 [UN Listing (formerly temporary listing, in accordance with the Policing and Crime Act 2017]. Former Chief of Staff of the Sudan People’s Liberation Army (SPLA) and former Governor, Northern Bahr el-Ghazal State. Listed on: 18/07/2018 Last Updated: 13/08/2018 18/07/2019 Group ID: 13699.

Links:

OFSI Notice

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/1208

On Thursday, OFAC added the following persons:

BORJI, Salim (a.k.a. BORJI SOUMEH, Salim); DOB 22 Dec 1964; citizen Iran; Additional Sanctions Information – Subject to Secondary Sanctions; Gender Male; Passport B30739118 (Iran) (individual) [NPWMD] [IFSR] (Linked To: TAMIN KALAYE SABZ ARAS COMPANY).

FAKHRZADEH, Mohammad (a.k.a. FAKHR ZADEH, Mohammad), Tehran, Iran; DOB 22 May 1978; POB Malayer, Iran; Additional Sanctions Information – Subject to Secondary Sanctions; Gender Male; National ID No. 3932714806 (Iran) (individual) [NPWMD] [IFSR] (Linked To: IRAN CENTRIFUGE TECHNOLOGY COMPANY).

KARIMI-ADEGANI, Afsaneh (a.k.a. KARIMIADEGANI, Afsaneh); DOB 06 Jul 1970; nationality Iran; Additional Sanctions Information – Subject to Secondary Sanctions; Gender Female; Passport F35323181 (Iran) (individual) [NPWMD] [IFSR] (Linked To: IRAN CENTRIFUGE TECHNOLOGY COMPANY).

NAJAFI, Mehdi (a.k.a. MOJTAHEDNAJAFI, Seyedmehdi; a.k.a. MOJTAHEDNAJAFI, Seyedmehdi Miraliasghar; a.k.a. NAJAFI, Seyed Mehdi Mojtahed), No. 1-30th Bld# 2nd, Shahrak Farhangian Sheykh Fazlollah Nour, Tehran 1464873861, Iran; DOB 21 Sep 1971; POB Tehran, Iran; nationality Iran; Additional Sanctions Information – Subject to Secondary Sanctions; Gender Male; Passport I15597905 (Iran); National ID No. 0054385946 (Iran) (individual) [NPWMD] [IFSR] (Linked To: IRAN CENTRIFUGE TECHNOLOGY COMPANY).

TALEBI, Sohayl (a.k.a. TALEBI, Soheyl), Vriesenhof 3000 Leuven, Belgium; DOB 28 May 1960; nationality Iran; Additional Sanctions Information – Subject to Secondary Sanctions; Gender Male (individual) [NPWMD] [IFSR] (Linked To: IRAN CENTRIFUGE TECHNOLOGY COMPANY).

and entities:

BAKHTAR RAAD SEPAHAN COMPANY (a.k.a. BAKHTAR RAAD ENGINEERING COMPANY; a.k.a. BAKHTAR RAAD SEPAHAN CO.; a.k.a. RADSEPAHAN), Number 8, Keyvan 2 Building, between 2nd & 3rd Western Avenue, Mohaberat Street, Shahinshahr, Esfahan, Iran; Additional Sanctions Information – Subject to Secondary Sanctions [NPWMD] [IFSR] (Linked To: IRAN CENTRIFUGE TECHNOLOGY COMPANY). 

HENAN JIAYUAN ALUMINIUM INDUSTRY CO., LTD (Chinese Simplified: 河南嘉源铝业有限公司) (a.k.a. HENAN JIAYUAN ALUMINUM INDUSTRY COMPANY, LIMITED), Rm. 1402, Unit 2, Building 27, Shangwu Inner Ring Rd, Zhengdong New Area, Zhengzhou, Henan, China; No. 1402, Unit 2, Building 27, Shangwu Inner Ring Road (Zhengdong), Zhengzhou Area, Pilot Free Trade Zone, Henan, China; Website http://www.jyalco.com; Additional Sanctions Information – Subject to Secondary Sanctions; United Social Credit Code Certificate (USCCC) 914101006905518610 (China) [NPWMD] [IFSR] (Linked To: IRAN CENTRIFUGE TECHNOLOGY COMPANY). 

SANMING SINO-EURO IMPORT AND EXPORT CO., LTD (Chinese Simplified: 三明市中伊欧出口有限公司), Unit 911, Building Number 7, Hengda House, Sha County, Sanming City, Fujian Province, China; Additional Sanctions Information – Subject to Secondary Sanctions; Business Registration Number 91350400MA32K7W49G (China) [NPWMD] [IFSR] (Linked To: TALEBI, Sohayl; Linked To: IRAN CENTRIFUGE TECHNOLOGY COMPANY). 

SUZHOU A-ONE SPECIAL ALLOY CO., LTD (Chinese Simplified: 苏州埃文特种合金有限公司) (a.k.a. SUZHOU AIWEN SPECIAL ALLOY CO., LTD.), No.2 Weihua Road, Suzhou Industrial Park, Jiangsu Province, China; No.2, Weihua Road, Suzhou Industrial Park, Jiangsu Province 215121, China; Room 1219, Building 2, Hetai Dushi Living Plaza, No. 2, Weihua Road, Weiting, Suzhou Industrial Park, Suzhou 215000, China; Website http://www.sz-alloy.com; Additional Sanctions Information – Subject to Secondary Sanctions; Registration ID 91320594MA1MAHHR9W (China) [NPWMD] [IFSR] (Linked To: TAMIN KALAYE SABZ ARAS COMPANY). 

SUZHOU ZHONGSHENG MAGNETIC INDUSTRY CO., LTD. (Chinese Simplified: 苏州中盛磁业有限公司) (a.k.a. SUZHOU ZHONGSHENG MAGNETIC COMPANY LIMITED), Room 17002, Zhongxiang Mansion, No. 666, Xiangcheng Blvd., Yuanhe Town, Xiangcheng District, Suzhou, Jiangsu 215133, China; Zhong Xiang building, No. 666, Xiangcheng Avenue, Suzhou, Xiangcheng District 17002, China; Website http://www.zhongsheng-magnet.com; Additional Sanctions Information – Subject to Secondary Sanctions; United Social Credit Code Certificate (USCCC) 91320507582255256P (China) [NPWMD] [IFSR] (Linked To: TAMIN KALAYE SABZ ARAS COMPANY).  

 TAMIN KALAYE SABZ ARAS COMPANY (a.k.a. KALAYE SABZ ORZ COMPANY; a.k.a. TAMIN KALAYE SABZ; a.k.a. TAMIN KALAYE SABZ COMPANY; a.k.a. “KSO COMPANY”; a.k.a. “TS CO.”; a.k.a. “TS COMPANY”), No. 13, Unit 12, Sazman Ab Ave., Jenah Blvd, Tehran, Iran; Additional Sanctions Information – Subject to Secondary Sanctions; National ID No. 1463468660 (Iran); Company Number 10980302323 (Iran) [NPWMD] [IFSR] (Linked To: IRAN CENTRIFUGE TECHNOLOGY COMPANY). 

 TAWU MECHANICAL ENGINEERING AND TRADING COMPANY (f.k.a. METAALKUNDE BV; a.k.a. TAWU BVBA; a.k.a. TAWU BVBA MECHANICAL ENGINEERING AND TRADING COMPANY; a.k.a. “TAWU”), Bleidenhoek 34, 2230 Herselt, Belgium; Additional Sanctions Information – Subject to Secondary Sanctions; V.A.T. Number BE0686.896.689 (Belgium); Business Registration Number 686896689 (Belgium); alt. Business Registration Number BE0686896689 (Belgium) [NPWMD] [IFSR] (Linked To: IRAN CENTRIFUGE TECHNOLOGY COMPANY).

to the Iran and non-proliferations sanctions program.

And the State Department issued the following press release:

Today, the United States designated 12 entities and individuals based in Iran, Belgium, and China that are linked to the nuclear proliferation-sensitive activities of the Iran Centrifuge Technology Company – known by its Persian acronym, TESA.

The designations announced today under Executive Order 13382 target proliferators of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) or WMD delivery systems and their associates.  In addition to a freeze on any of their assets within the United States, the sanctioned persons and entities will be denied access to the U.S. financial system and listed online as WMD proliferators.

The United States strongly condemns Iran’s recent expansion of sensitive nuclear activities, including increasing its stockpile of low enriched uranium and enriching uranium at levels above 3.67 percent.  There is no credible reason for Iran to expand its nuclear program at this time and in this way other than as a transparent attempt to extort the international community.

Link:

OFAC Notice

State Department Press Release

Last Tuesday, OFAC designated:

MAYCHOU, Ali (a.k.a. AL MAGHREBI, Abderahmane; a.k.a. AL SANHAJI, Abu Abdul Rahman Ali; a.k.a. AL-SANHAJI, Abou Abderrahmane; a.k.a. AL-SANHAJI, Abu ‘Abd Al-Rahman Ali; a.k.a. AL-SENHADJI, Abou Abderrahman), Mali; DOB 25 May 1983; POB Taza, Morocco; nationality Morocco; Gender Male (individual) [SDGT]. 

 

MOUSSA, Bah Ag (a.k.a. DIARRA, Bamoussa; a.k.a. DIARRA, Rabia; a.k.a. MOUSSA, Ba Ag), Kidal, Mali; Nara, Mali; DOB 01 Jan 1958; alt. DOB 31 Dec 1952; alt. DOB 28 Oct 1956; alt. DOB 1958; nationality Mali; Gender Male (individual) [SDGT].  

 

under their counter-terrorism sanctions program.

Link:

OFAC Notice

On Friday, OFAC added the following person:

SALMAN, Salman Raouf (a.k.a. AL-REDA, Salman; a.k.a. AL-RIDA, Samwil Salman; a.k.a. EL-REDA, Samuel Salman; a.k.a. REMAL, Salman; a.k.a. SALMAN, Salman Raof; a.k.a. SALMAN, Salman Rauf; a.k.a. “MARQUEZ, Andree”), Lebanon; DOB 05 Jun 1963; alt. DOB 1965; nationality Colombia; alt. nationality Lebanon; Additional Sanctions Information – Subject to Secondary Sanctions Pursuant to the Hizballah Financial Sanctions Regulations; Gender Male; Passport AD 059541 (Colombia); alt. Passport AC 128856 (Colombia); National ID No. 84.049.097 (Colombia) (individual) [SDGT] (Linked To: HIZBALLAH).  

to its counter terrorism sanctions.

And Treasury issued the following press release:

PRESS RELEASES

Treasury Targets Senior Hizballah Operative for Perpetrating and Plotting Terrorist Attacks in the Western Hemisphere 

Washington – Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) designated a senior member of Hizballah’s External Security Organization (ESO), which is responsible for the planning, coordination, and execution of terrorist attacks outside of Lebanon.  Specifically, OFAC designated Salman Raouf Salman for acting for or on behalf of Hizballah.  Salman was designated under Executive Order (E.O.) 13224, which targets terrorists and those providing support to terrorists or acts of terrorism. 

“This Administration will continue to target Hizballah terrorists who plot horrific murderous operations and indiscriminately kill innocent civilians on behalf of this violent group and its Iranian patrons.  We are targeting Salman Raouf Salman, who coordinated a devastating attack in Buenos Aires, Argentina against the largest Jewish center in South America 25 years ago and has directed terrorist operations in the Western Hemisphere for Hizballah ever since,” said Sigal Mandelker, Treasury’s Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence.  “The United States will continue to work with the Government of Argentina, and our friends throughout the region and the world, to ensure that Hizballah operatives can never disassociate themselves from their terrorist actions, and to prevent them from carrying out new attacks that enable Iran’s malign agenda.”

Today’s action underscores that Hizballah is first and foremost a terrorist organization, despite its attempts to falsely portray itself as a legitimate political entity.  It is a reminder that prior to the attacks of September 11, 2001, Hizballah was the terrorist group responsible for the most American deaths.  Hizballah is responsible for carrying out the largest terrorist attack in the history of Argentina and all of Latin America.  This action also highlights Hizballah’s ongoing operational presence in the Western Hemisphere and that Hizballah continues to pose a threat to the region by actively plotting attacks against civilian targets.  This is particularly evidenced by Salman’s direct role in a recent terrorist plot targeting innocent civilians in Chile and Peru, which was successfully disrupted by security services.

Hizballah was designated by the Department of State as a Foreign Terrorist Organization in October 1997 and as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist (SDGT) pursuant to E.O. 13224 in October 2001.  It was listed in January 1995 in the Annex to E.O. 12947, which targets terrorists who threaten to disrupt the Middle East peace process, and also designated in August 2012 pursuant to E.O. 13582, which targets the Government of Syria and its supporters.

SALMAN RAOUF SALMAN

Salman Raouf Salman (Salman) acts for or on behalf of Hizballah.

Salman is a senior member of Hizballah’s ESO (also known as the Islamic Jihad Organization), Hizballah’s elite unit commanded by U.S.-designated Talal Hamiyah, which functions as the strategic arm and operational unit of Hizballah abroad.  In this role, Salman directs Hizballah’s foreign operations from Lebanon.  Talal Hamiyah was designated pursuant to E.O. 13224 in September 2012 for providing support for Hizballah’s activities.  Salman is also the subject of an INTERPOL Red Notice.

Salman has a long history of leadership and operational planning within Hizballah, having served as one of the most prominent operatives behind the Asociacion Mutual Israelita Argentina (AMIA) bombing, the 1994 attack on the community center for the largest Jewish community in South America, which killed 85 innocent people and wounded hundreds more.  In the aftermath of the AMIA bombing, Argentine security officials determined that Salman had been in contact with U.S.-designated Assad Barakat leading up to the attack, and that Salman was the coordinator of Hizballah sleeper cells in Buenos Aires and the Tri-Border Area of Argentina, Brazil, and Paraguay.  Barakat was designated pursuant to E.O. 13224 in June 2004 for generating funding for Hizballah.  Salman had provided all necessary support to perpetrate the terrorist attack against the AMIA building, coordinating the activities of the Hizballah attack squad in Buenos Aires, and maintaining communication with Hizballah leaders in Lebanon and the operations logistics command center in the Tri-Border Area.

Since his role in the AMIA bombing in Buenos Aires, Salman has risen through the ranks of Hizballah.  Salman fled the region after the bombing, and in the years that followed, served as a member of the ESO, with particular focus on Southeast Asia and South America in the 1990s, including a flurry of operational missions in 1997 with three visits to Panama, two to Colombia, and one to Brazil.

More recently, Salman was identified as the Hizballah operative who served as the handler for U.S.­designated Mohammed Hamdar, who was arrested by Peruvian counterterrorism police in October 2014 for planning a terrorist operation in Peru.  At the time of his arrest, police raided his home and found traces of explosives, detonators, and other flammable substances, and a search of the garbage outside his home found chemicals used to manufacture explosives.  Hamdar’s targets included places associated with Israelis and the Jewish community in Peru, as well as areas popular with Israeli backpackers, the Israeli embassy in Lima, and Jewish community institutions.  Following Hamdar’s arrest, he identified Salman as his Hizballah handler.  Hamdar was designated pursuant to E.O. 13224 in October 2016 for acting on behalf of Hizballah.

DESIGNATION RELATED TO REWARDS FOR JUSTICE PROGRAM AND ARGENTINIAN ACTION

Today’s action follows the designation of Salman Raouf Salman by the Government of Argentina on July 18, 2019. It also is announced in tandem with the State Department’s July 19, 2019 announcement of a Rewards for Justice (RFJ) reward offer of up to $7,000,000 for the identification or location of Salman Raouf Salman.  The program provides rewards for information that helps bring terrorists to justice, prevents international acts of terrorism against U.S. persons or property, leads to the identification or location of a key terrorist leader, or disrupts terrorist financing.  For more information about the reward offer or to submit information on Salman, visit the Rewards for Justice website at  www.rewardsforjustice.net or contact the Rewards for Justice office via the confidential e-mail at LH@rewardsforjustice.net

SANCTIONS IMPLICATIONS

The Treasury Department continues to prioritize disruption of the full range of Hizballah’s illicit financial and facilitation activities, and with this action has designated over 50 Hizballah-affiliated individuals and entities since 2017.

As a result of today’s action, all property and interests in property of this target that are in the United States or in the possession or control of U.S. persons must be blocked and reported to OFAC.  OFAC’s regulations generally prohibit all dealings by U.S. persons or within the United States (including transactions transiting the United States) that involve any property or interests in property of blocked or designated persons.  In addition, persons that engage in certain transactions with the individual designated today may themselves be exposed to sanctions or subject to an enforcement action.  

Furthermore, the individual designated today is subject to secondary sanctions pursuant to the Hizballah Financial Sanctions Regulations, which implements the Hizballah International Financing Prevention Act of 2015, as amended by the Hizballah International Financing Prevention Amendments Act of 2018.  Pursuant to this authority, OFAC can prohibit or impose strict conditions on the opening or maintaining in the United States of a correspondent account or a payable-through account by a foreign financial institution that knowingly facilitates a significant transaction for Hizballah, or a person acting on behalf of or at the direction of, or owned or controlled by, Hizballah.

View identifying information related to today’s action.

And the State Department’s Rewards for Justice program issued the following notice of its $7 million bounty:

The U.S. Department of State’s Rewards for Justice Program is offering a reward of up to $7 million for information leading to the identification or location of Salman Raouf Salman, also known as Samuel Salman El Reda, a key leader of Hizballah. Salman is most well-known for his prominent role in the July 18, 1994, bombing of the Argentine Jewish Mutual Aid Society (AMIA), a Jewish community center in Buenos Aires, Argentina, which resulted in the deaths of 85 innocent civilians.

Salman is a leader of Hizballah’s External Security Organization (ESO), which is responsible for planning, coordinating, and executing Hizballah terrorist attacks around the globe. Not only does he direct and support Hizballah terrorist activities in the Western Hemisphere, he has been involved in plots worldwide.

Concurrently with today’s Rewards for Justice reward offer, the U.S. Department of the Treasury designated Salman as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist pursuant to Executive Order 13224. As a result of the designation, all of Salman’s assets that are based in the United States or in the possession or control of U.S. persons are frozen, and U.S. persons are generally prohibited from engaging in transactions with him.

More information about these reward offers is located on the Rewards for Justice website at www.rewardsforjustice.net. We encourage anyone with information on Salman Raouf Salman to contact the Rewards for Justice office via the website, e-mail to LH@rewardsforjustice.net, or the Regional Security Officer at the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate.  All information will be kept strictly confidential.

The Rewards for Justice Program is administered by the U.S. Department of State’s Diplomatic Security Service. Since its inception in 1984, the program has paid in excess of $150 million to more than 100 people who provided actionable information that helped bring terrorists to justice or prevented acts of international terrorism worldwide. Follow us on Twitter at https://twitter.com/Rewards4Justice.

Links:

OFAC Notice

Treasury Press Release

Rewards for Justice Notice

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Defence Export Controls (DEC) is delivering an outreach program at the University of Adelaide in Adelaide on 22 July 2019; and at the Charles Darwin University in Darwin on 24 July 2019.

 

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