US Sanctions 2 TT Nationals Over Alleged Roles In ISIS Financing
Department of State announced sanctions for participation in funding &# 171; Islamic State&# 187;
Initiative launched by seven member countries of the Center for Combating the Financing of Terrorism
US Secretary of State announced the imposition of sanctions against a number of individuals and legal entities involved in the financing of the “Islamic State”.
“The United States is working closely with its allies in the Middle East and around the world to fight terrorism,” Pompeo said. “Today, seven member states of the Financing of Terrorism Center (TFTC) announced the imposition of sanctions on six individuals and entities associated with the Islamic State as part of an effort to deprive IS of the ability to fund international operations.”.
According to Pompeo, the initiative targets commercial companies and one charity that have been instrumental in channeling funds to finance ISIS operations, including donating hundreds of thousands of dollars to IS leaders in Syria and Iraq. The sanctions targeted three Syrian financial enterprises: the Haram Exchange, the Tawasul Company and al-Khalidi Exchange, the high-ranking IS financial intermediary, Abd al-Rahman Ali Hussein al-Ahmad al-Rawi, and the Afghanistan-based Nejaat Social Welfare Organization and its director Syed Habib Ahmad Khan. Previously, these individuals and entities were blacklisted in the United States.
“The measures taken today serve as an additional warning for individuals and businesses that provide financial support or material assistance to terrorist organizations,” the Secretary of State said. – TFTC is the most important organization that coordinates and exchanges information in the field of financial intelligence to combat activities that pose a threat to the national security of members of the organization: Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Kingdom of Bahrain, Kuwait, Sultanate of Oman, Qatar, United Arab Emirates and the United States … Our work continues “.
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