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New sanctions became known on the eve of the 18th anniversary of the terrorist attack on America on September 11
The United States on Tuesday announced sanctions against “a wide range of terrorists and their supporters,” including the Palestinian group Hamas and the Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC). New sanctions became known on the eve of the 18th anniversary of the September 11 attacks. A message about this was published on the website of the US Department of State.
The sanctions list includes 15 leaders and members of groups, as well as companies associated with Hamas, Al-Qaeda, Islamic State and the IRGC, the US Treasury Department said..
The sanctions were imposed using new tools that emerged from the additions to the counter-terrorism decree introduced by President Trump.
“President Trump has updated the decree on the fight against terrorism, giving the authorities the ability to impose sanctions on the financing of terrorist groups and their leaders …” – said in a statement Treasury Secretary Stephen Mnuchin.
Among the leaders targeted by the sanctions are Zaher Jabarin, head of Hamas’s finance department in Turkey, and Muhammad Said Izadi, head of the IRGC’s Palestinian office in Lebanon. The sanctions list includes an al-Qaeda member living in Brazil, a Maldivian citizen who recruited militants for the Afghan branch of IS, and an employee of the IS branch in the Philippines.
In addition, sanctions have been announced against several currency exchange offices and a jewelry company in southern Turkey..
The sanctions imply the freezing of all assets of people and companies from the list in the American jurisdiction. US citizens are prohibited from doing business with all people and companies on the sanctions list.
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