OFAC DESIGNATES 9 NEW NAMES UNDER IRAN SANCTIONS, INCLUDING AYATOLLAH, AND AMENDS ENTRY FOR ISLAMIC REVOLUTIONARY GUARD CORPS

On 24 June, OFAC announced that it had designated  senior IRGC commanders said to be behind Iran’s “destructive and destabilising activities”.  These are 8 senior commanders of Navy, Aerospace, and Ground Forces of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC), who are said to sit atop a bureaucracy that supervises the IRGC’s regional activities.  Also designated is the country’s Supreme Leader. A new Executive Order  imposes asset freezes and blocking measures on Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei and his office, anyone appointed by him or his office as state officials.  The US has said Iran’s Foreign Minister Zarif will be sanctioned shortly.

https://home.treasury.gov/news/press-releases/sm716

https://www.treasury.gov/resource-center/sanctions/OFAC-Enforcement/Pages/20190624.aspx

Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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