[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 66 (Thursday, April 5, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Pages 20693-20694]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-8231]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY

Office of Foreign Assets Control


Designation of Three Individuals Pursuant to Executive Order 
13573 of May 18, 2011, ``Blocking Property of Senior Officials of the 
Government of Syria''

AGENCY: Office of Foreign Assets Control, Treasury.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Treasury Department's Office of Foreign Assets Control 
(``OFAC'') is publishing the names of 3 individuals whose property and 
interests in property are blocked pursuant to Executive Order 13573 of 
May 18, 2011, ``Blocking Property of Senior Officials of the Government 
of Syria.''

DATES: The designation by the Director of OFAC of the 3 individuals 
identified in this notice, pursuant to Executive Order 13573, is 
effective on March 30, 2012.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Assistant Director, Compliance 
Outreach & Implementation, Office of Foreign Assets Control, Department 
of the Treasury, 1500 Pennsylvania Avenue NW (Treasury Annex), 
Washington, DC 20220, Tel.: 202-622-2490.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Electronic and Facsimile Availability

    This document and additional information concerning OFAC are 
available from OFAC's Web site (www.treas.gov/ofac) or via facsimile 
through a 24-hour fax-on-demand service, Tel.: 202-622-0077.

Background

    On May 18, 2011, the President issued Executive Order 13573, 
``Blocking Property of Senior Officials of the Government of Syria,'' 
(the ``Order'') pursuant to, inter alia, the International Emergency 
Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1701-06). In the Order, the President 
took additional steps with respect to the national emergency declared 
in Executive Order 13338 of May 11, 2004, which was expanded in scope 
in Executive Order 13572 of April 29, 2011.
    Section 1 of the Order blocks, with certain exceptions, all 
property and interests in property that are in the United States, that 
come within the United States, or that are or come within the 
possession or control of any United States person, of persons listed in 
the Annex to the Order and of persons determined by the Secretary of 
the Treasury, in consultation with the Secretary of State: (1) To be a 
senior official of the Government of Syria; (2) to be an agency or 
instrumentality of the Government of Syria, or owned or controlled, 
directly or indirectly, by the Government of Syria or by an official or 
officials of the Government of Syria; (3) to have materially assisted, 
sponsored, or provided financial, material, or technological support 
for, or goods or services in support of, any person whose property an 
interests in property are blocked pursuant to this order; or (4) to be 
owned or controlled by, or to have acted or purported to act for or on 
behalf of directly or indirectly, any person whose property and 
interest are blocked pursuant to this order.
    On March 30, 2012, the Director of OFAC, in consultation with the 
Department of State, designated, pursuant to one or more of the 
criteria set forth in subsection 1(b) of the Order, 3 individuals whose 
property and interests in property are blocked pursuant to Executive 
Order 13573.
    The listings for those individuals on OFAC's list of Specially 
Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons appear as follows:

Individuals

1. ADANOV, Munir (a.k.a. ADANOF, Munir; a.k.a. ADNUF, Munir); DOB 1951; 
Deputy Chief of General Staff of the Syrian Army; Lieutenant General 
(individual) [SYRIA].
2. RAJIHA, Dawood (a.k.a. RAJHA, Daood; a.k.a. RAJHA, Davoud; a.k.a. 
RAJHA, Dawood; a.k.a. RAJHA, Dawoud; a.k.a. RAJIHA, Dawood Abdukllah; 
a.k.a. RAJIHAH, Dawud); DOB 1947; POB Damascus, Syria; Minister of 
Defense; General (individual) [SYRIA].
3. SHALISH, Zuhayr (a.k.a. AL-HEMMEH, Thu; a.k.a. AL-SHALISH, Dhu Al-
Himma; a.k.a. SHALEESH, Dhu Himma; a.k.a. SHALEESH, Thu Al Hima; a.k.a. 
SHALISH, Zuhilma; a.k.a. SHALISH, Dhu Al Himma; a.k.a. SHALISH, Dhuil 
Himma), Damascus, Syria; DOB circa 1956;

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POB Al-Ladhiqiyah, Syria; nationality Syria; Brigadier General; Major 
General (individual) [IRAQ2] [SYRIA].

    Dated: March 30, 2012.
Adam Szubin,
Director, Office of Foreign Assets Control.
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