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Recent news from Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control: August 3

OFAC took sanctions action over the recently in the Balkans and terrorism-associated programs:

Balkans-related Sanctions

  • OFAC Designates Officials in Bosnia and Herzegovina for Undermining the Dayton Peace Agreement: OFAC on July 31 designated a federal government authorities of Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) and 3 federal government authorities from the Republika Srpska (RS) pursuant to Executive Order 14033 which targets people and entities accountable for or complicit in, or having straight or indirectly took part in an act that has actually blocked or threatened the application of peace, cooperation, or shared acknowledgment arrangement or structure system associated to the Western Balkans. Specfically, these federal government authorities were designated for their functions in motivating the passage of a Republika Srpska National Assembly law which blocks and threatens the application of the Dayton Peace Agreement. OFAC designated Speaker and President of the RSNA Nenad Stevandic, RS Prime Minister Radovan Viskovic, Serb member of the BiH Presidency Zeljka Cvijanovic and RS Minister of Justice, Milos Bukejlovic. Read more.

Terrorism-associated Sanctions

  • OFAC Designates ISIS and al-Qa’ida in Maldives: OFAC on July 31 designated essential leaders and monetary facilitators of ISIS and al-Qa’ida in Maldives, consisting of a number of ISIS, ISIS-Khorasan (ISIS-K), and al-Qa’ida operatives. The designees consist of leaders of Maldives-based terrorist-affiliated criminal gangs and partners of an ISIS-K employer, Mohamad Ameen who was designated by OFAC in 2019. Several of the designees have actually prepared or performed attacks that targeted reporters and regional authorities. In addition to the designated people, OFAC likewise designated 29 business owned or run by the designated people. See the list of designees. Read more.

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