Sanctions Profile: Terrorism

At a glance

The UN imposes sanctions targeting terrorism under two regimes, one of which targets terrorist actors and organisations generally, and the other specifically targets ISIL (Da’esh) & Al-Qaida. It imposed its general terrorism sanctions, on all those participating in terrorist acts or supporting terrorists, in September 2001 by UN Security Council Resolution 1373 following the 9/11 attacks on the US.

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Uzbekistan individual pleads guilty to conspiring to provide material support to ISIS

Azizjon Rakhmatov, originally from Uzbekistan but resident in Connecticut, has pleaded guilty before the US District Court to conspiring along with 4 other defendants to provide material support to ISIS, a designated foreign terrorist organisation. Mr Rakhmatov transferred $400 into his co-defendant Akmal Zakirov’s bank account to fund Akhror Saidakhmetov’s (another defendant) travel to Syria […]


UNSC adds 2 people to ISIL (Da’esh) and Al-Qaida sanctions list

The UN Security Council Committee has approved the addition of Ali Maychou and Bah Ag Mossa to the ISIL (Da’esh) and Al-Qaida sanctions list, pursuant to resolutions 1267 (1999), 1989 (2011) and 2253 (2015). Both were recently sanctioned by OFAC for their roles in terrorist operations against Malian armed forces (see post). UNSC Press Release.


Lebanese businessman sentenced to 5 years imprisonment for sanctions evasion

Last year, we reported that Lebanese businessman Kassim Tajideen, designated as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist for financially supporting Hizballah, had pleaded guilty to conspiracy to launder money to evade the US sanctions imposed on him. He has now been sentenced to 5 years imprisonment and ordered to forfeit $50m by a US District Court […]


OFAC amends sanctions regulations (STSR & TCOSR)

OFAC has amended the Global Terrorism Sanctions Regulations (GTSR) and the Transnational Criminal Organizations Sanctions Regulations (TCOSR) to implement  legislation passed by Congress last year (see previous blog); the Hizballah International Financing Prevention Amendments Act and Sanctioning the Use of Civilians as Defenseless Shields Act. The TCOSR have also been amended to implement Executive Order […]


US sanctions senior member of Hizballah

OFAC has sanctioned a senior member of Hizballah’s External Security Organisation, which is said to be responsible for the planning, coordination, and execution of terrorist attacks outside of Lebanon.  The individual, Salman Raouf Salman, is alleged in the US Treasury’s press release to have “coordinated a devastating attack in Buenos Aires, Argentina, against the largest […]


Current Sanctions


Parent Regulation - ISIL (Da’esh) & Al-Qaida

Council Regulation (EU) 2016/1686

Amended by:

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/281

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/999

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/1539

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/270

Parent Decision - ISIL (Da’esh) & Al-Qaida

Council Decision (CFSP) 2016/1693

Amended by:

Council Decision (CFSP) 2017/1560

Council Decision (CFSP) 2018/283

Council Decision (CFSP) 2018/1000

Council Decision (CFSP) 2018/1540

Council Decision (CFSP) 2019/271

Council Decision (CFSP) 2019/25

Parent Regulation - ISIL (Da’esh) & Al-Qaida

Council Regulation (EC) No 881/2002

Amended by:

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/733

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/816

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/855

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/888

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/1033

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/1204

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/1494

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/1562

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/1809

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/257

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/353

Parent Regulation - Regulation 2580/2001

Council Regulation (EC) No 2580/2001

Amended by:

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/24

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/507

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/622

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/791

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/850

Parent - Common Position 2001/931

Council Common Position 2001/931/CFSP

Amended by:

The Counter-Terrorism (Sanctions) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019, SI 2019/577

The Counter-Terrorism (International Sanctions) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019, SI 2019/573