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OFAC issues General License No. 16 for Syria

The new General License permits services, including funds transfers, to the National Coalition of Syrian Revolutionary and Opposition Forces (i.e. the rebels opposing the Al-Assad government). Mr. Watchlist will get a link to that up on the Licenses page, but for now, I’ll provide one here. Links: OFAC press release […]

DFAT, UN: Gotcha! [Updated – OSFI, too]

DFAT has updated its Consolidated List to reflect that the following individual was arrested last year in Algeria: QI.G.251.08. Name: 1: SALAH EDDINE 2: GASMI 3: na 4: na Name (original script): صالح قاسمي Title: na Designation: na DOB: 13 Apr. 1971 POB: Zeribet El Oued, Wilaya (province) of Biskra, […]

March 14, 2013 OFAC Updates to Iranian sanctions

OFAC today sanctioned the following: One individual sanctioned under the Iran Sanctions Act: CAMBIS, Dimitris (a.k.a. KAMPIS, Dimitrios Alexandros; a.k.a. KLIMT, Gustav); DOB 14 Oct 1963 (individual) [IRAN] [ISA]. A number of entities, including some related to shipping: ASIA ENERGY GENERAL TRADING (LLC), Suite 703, Twin Tower, Baniyas Street, Deira, […]

Want to make six figures?

Edwin Ernesto Rivera Gracias, a member of the MS-13 gang (Mara Salvatrucha) wanted for the murder of a 69-year old from Colorado, has been named to the FBI’s Top 10 Most Wanted Fugitives list. The price on his head is a cool $100,000. Links: FBI news release

11 countries get off the hook again

US Secretary of State John Kerry said today that 11 countries, including Japan, Germany, France, Italy, the Netherlands, Belgium and Spain, got their 3rd 180-day waiver from OFAC’s Iranian sanctions on countries that import Iranian oil. After a year, you’d think they’d make more progress on finding other oil sources. […]

The Iranian Way-Back Machine: 1979-1981

From the OFAC Iran sanctions flyer, there’s a section about the Iranian Assets Control Regulations that’s quite interesting. Basically, while the effect of the regulation is very different from the original, it still lives on… Separate Iranian sanctions regulations appear at 31 C.F.R. Part 535. On November 14, 1979, the […]

HMT rebrands!

As of April 1, Her Majesty’s Treasury will refer to its sanctions unit as the Financial Sanctions unit instead of the Asset Freezing unit. With the name change, there is a new email address: FinancialSanctions@hmtreasury.gsi.gov.uk.