OFAC has designated 4 Hizballah-affiliated individuals as Specially Designated Global Terrorists (SDGTs), pursuant to Executive Order 13224, for “lead[ing] and coordinat[ing] the group’s operational, intelligence, and financial activities in Iraq” (US asset freezes imposed). The 4 individuals – who are also subject to secondary sanctions under the Hizballah Financial Sanctions Regulations – are: Shibl Muhsin ‘Ubayd Al-Zaydi; Yusuf Hashim; Adnan Hussein Kawtharani; and Muhammad ‘Abd-Al-Hadi Farhat. These designations follow the signing into law (on 25 October 2018) of the Hizballah International Financing Prevention Amendments Act of 2018 (see previous blog). See OFAC Notice and US Treasury press release.
The US Department of State has also designated a Hizballah-linked individual, Jawad Nasrallah, and a Palestine and Egypt-based entity, Al-Mujahidin Brigades, as SDGTs under Executive Order 13224 (US asset freezes). See the unpublished Federal Register Notices here and here.
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