OFAC DESIGNATES KEY FINANCIAL FACILITATOR FOR THE ISLAMIC STATE’S AFGHANISTAN BRANCH AND 3 OTHERS (PLUS NUMEROUS DELETIONS AND AMENDMENTS)

On 22 December, OFAC announced that it had designated Ismatullah Khalozai, an individual who has acted as a financial facilitator for the Islamic State’s Khorasan Province (ISIL-Khorasan), active in Afghanistan and commonly referred to as “ISIS-K”.  The designation, in coordination with the Department of State, also sees Sanaullah Ghafari, Sultan Aziz Azam, and Maulawi Rajab designated as Specially Designated Global Terrorists (SDGT) for their roles as leaders of ISIS-K.

At the same time, OFAC has made a number of deletions from its SDN List, and amended a number of others.  A news release from the US Treasury refers those seeking information on the process for seeking removal from any OFAC list, including the Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons List, to FAQ 897.

https://home.treasury.gov/news/press-releases/jy0502

https://home.treasury.gov/policy-issues/financial-sanctions/recent-actions/20211122

https://home.treasury.gov/policy-issues/financial-sanctions/faqs/897

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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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