OFAC has designated 4 people and 1 entity said to have connections with the North Korean government and its weapons proliferation efforts. In its press release, the US Treasury states that the new designations are designed to counter North Korea’s attempts to circumvent US and UN sanctions. Acting Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence, Adam Szubin stated that the designations “underscore our ongoing efforts to obstruct the flow of funds used to augment North Korea’s nuclear capabilities”.
The newly designated persons are:
OFAC has also listed Maghomed Abdurakhmanov as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist, and de-listed Humayd Abd-Al-Salam from its Libya sanctions list.
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