OFAC ADDS 46 INDIVIDUALS AND 4 ENTITIES TO ITS COUNTER-TERRORISM AND IRAN AND CYBER-RELATED SANCTIONS LISTS

On 17 September, OFAC published a long list of 45 Iranian individuals who had been added to its SDN List. 

It also designated 2 Iranian and 2 Lebanese-based entities.

The Iranian entities – Advanced Persistent Threat 39 (APT39) and Rana Intelligence Computing Company (Rana) are said to be linked to the 45 named individuals, and  employed in a years-long malware campaign that targeted Iranian dissidents, journalists, and international companies in the travel sector.  The FBI has also released detailed information about APT39 in a public intelligence alert.

The Lebanese entities – ARCH CONSULTING and MEAMAR Sarl – for links to Hizballah.  These are said to be owned, controlled, or directed by Hizballah, and also designated Sultan Khalifah As’ad, a Hizballah Executive Council official, who is closely associated with both companies.

https://home.treasury.gov/policy-issues/financial-sanctions/recent-actions/20200917

https://home.treasury.gov/news/press-releases/sm1126

https://home.treasury.gov/news/press-releases/sm1127

https://www.ic3.gov/media/news/default.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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