USA & France coordinate sanctions on global procurement network for Syria’s chemical weapons programme

Yesterday, OFAC designated 8 individuals and 5 entities, pursuant to Executive Order 13382 (imposes asset freezes), for being “key components of a vast network procuring electronics on behalf of Syria’s Scientific Studies and Research Center (SSRC), the agency responsible for the development of Syria’s chemical weapons”. In a coordinated action, the French government also renewed asset freezes on 24 entities and...

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Michael O'Kane

Michael was called to the Bar in 1992 and prior to joining Peters & Peters was a senior specialist prosecutor at the Crown Prosecution Service Headquarters (CPS). He was a key member of a small specialist unit responsible for the prosecution of serious and high-profile fraud, terrorist,...

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