[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 160 (Friday, August 17, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Pages 49864-49865]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-20194]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY

Office of Foreign Assets Control


Designation of One (1) Entity Pursuant to Executive Order 13582 
of August 17, 2011, ``Blocking Property of the Government of Syria and 
Prohibiting Certain Transactions With Respect to 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 name of one (1) entity whose property and 
interests in property are blocked pursuant to Executive Order 13582 of 
August 17, 2011, ``Blocking Property of the Government of Syria and 
Prohibiting Certain Transactions With Respect to Syria.''

DATES: The designation by the Director of OFAC of the one (1) entity 
identified in this notice, pursuant to Executive Order 13582, is 
effective on August 10, 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 August 17, 2011, the President issued Executive Order 13582, 
``Blocking Property of the Government of Syria and Prohibiting Certain 
Transactions With Respect to 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 modified in scope and relied upon for 
additional steps taken in Executive Order 13399 of April 25, 2006, 
Executive Order 13460 of February 13, 2008, Executive Order 13572 of 
April 29, 2011, and Executive Order 13573 of May 18, 2011.
    Section 1 of the Order blocks, with certain exceptions, all 
property and interests in property that are in the United States, that 
hereafter come within the United States, or that are or hereafter come 
within the possession or control of any United States person, including 
any overseas branch, of (1) the Government of Syria; (2) any person 
determined by the Secretary of the Treasury, in consultation with the 
Secretary of State, (a) to have materially assisted, sponsored, or 
provided financial, material, or technological support for, or goods or 
services in support of, any person whose property and interests in 
property are blocked pursuant to the Order; or (b) 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 interests in 
property are blocked pursuant to the Order.
    On August 10, 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,

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one (1) entity whose property and interests in property are blocked 
pursuant to Executive Order 13582.
    The listing for the entity on OFAC's list of Specially Designated 
Nationals and Blocked Persons appear as follows:

Entity

    1. HIZBALLAH (a.k.a. ANSAR ALLAH; a.k.a. FOLLOWERS OF THE PROPHET 
MUHAMMED; a.k.a. ISLAMIC JIHAD; a.k.a. ISLAMIC JIHAD FOR THE LIBERATION 
OF PALESTINE; a.k.a. ISLAMIC JIHAD ORGANIZATION; a.k.a. ORGANIZATION OF 
RIGHT AGAINST WRONG; a.k.a. ORGANIZATION OF THE OPPRESSED ON EARTH; 
a.k.a. PARTY OF GOD; a.k.a. REVOLUTIONARY JUSTICE ORGANIZATION) [FTO] 
[SDGT] [SDT] [SYRIA].

    Dated: August 13, 2012.
Barbara C. Hammerle,
Acting Director, Office of Foreign Assets Control.
[FR Doc. 2012-20194 Filed 8-16-12; 8:45 am]
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