Notice of Department of State Sanctions Blocking Property and Suspending Entry of Certain Persons Contributing to the Situation in Syria, 5311 [2021-00955]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 11 / Tuesday, January 19, 2021 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF STATE [Public Notice: 11319] Notice of Department of State Sanctions Blocking Property and Suspending Entry of Certain Persons Contributing to the Situation in Syria The Secretary of State has imposed sanctions on three individuals. DATES: The Secretary of State’s determination and selection of certain sanctions to be imposed upon the six individuals identified in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section were effective on December 22, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Taylor Ruggles, Director, Office of Economic Sanctions Policy and Implementation, Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs, Department of State, Washington, DC 20520, tel.: (202) 647 7677, email: RugglesTV@state.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Pursuant to Section 2(a) of E.O. 13894 of October 14, 2019, the Secretary of State, in consultation with the Secretary of the Treasury, the Secretary of Commerce, the Secretary of Homeland Security, and the United States Trade Representative, and with the President of the ExportImport Bank, the Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, and other agencies and officials as appropriate, is authorized to impose on a person any of the sanctions described in section 2(c) of E.O. 13894 upon determining that the person met any criteria set forth in section 2(a)(i) or section 2(a)(ii) of E.O. 13894. The Secretary of State has determined, pursuant to Section 2(a)(i)(A) of E.O. 13894, that Kifah Moulhem is complicit in, has directly or indirectly engaged in, or attempted to engage in, or financed, the obstruction, disruption, or prevention of a ceasefire in northern Syria. The Secretary of State has determined, pursuant to Section 2(a)(i)(D) of E.O. 13894, that Asma alAssad is responsible the obstruction, disruption, or prevention of efforts to promote a political solution to the conflict in Syria, including: The development of a new Syrian government that is representative and reflects the will of the Syrian people, per Section 2(a)(i)(D)(3) of the E.O. The Secretary of State has determined, pursuant to Section 2(a)(ii) of E.O. 13894, that Fawaz Akhras, Sahar Otri Akhras, Firas al-Akhras, and Eyad Akhras shall be designated as adult family members of a person (Asma alAssad) designated under Section 2(a)(i) of E.O. 13894. khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:19 Jan 17, 2021 Jkt 253001 Pursuant to Sections 2(b) and 2(c) of E.O. 13894, the Secretary of State has selected the following sanctions to be imposed upon Kifah Moulhem, Asma al-Assad, Fawaz Akhras, Sahar Otri Akhras, Firas al-Akhras, and Eyad Akhras: • Block 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 of Kifah Moulhem, Asma al-Assad, Fawaz Akhras, Sahar Otri Akhras, Firas al-Akhras, and Eyad Akhras, and provide that such property and interests in property may not be transferred, paid, exported, withdrawn, or otherwise dealt in (Section 2(c)(iv) of E.O. 13894). 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DEPARTMENT OF STATE

[Public Notice: 11319]


Notice of Department of State Sanctions Blocking Property and 
Suspending Entry of Certain Persons Contributing to the Situation in 
Syria

SUMMARY: The Secretary of State has imposed sanctions on three 
individuals.

DATES: The Secretary of State's determination and selection of certain 
sanctions to be imposed upon the six individuals identified in the 
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section were effective on December 22, 2020.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Taylor Ruggles, Director, Office of 
Economic Sanctions Policy and Implementation, Bureau of Economic and 
Business Affairs, Department of State, Washington, DC 20520, tel.: 
(202) 647 7677, email: [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Pursuant to Section 2(a) of E.O. 13894 of 
October 14, 2019, the Secretary of State, in consultation with the 
Secretary of the Treasury, the Secretary of Commerce, the Secretary of 
Homeland Security, and the United States Trade Representative, and with 
the President of the Export-Import Bank, the Chairman of the Board of 
Governors of the Federal Reserve System, and other agencies and 
officials as appropriate, is authorized to impose on a person any of 
the sanctions described in section 2(c) of E.O. 13894 upon determining 
that the person met any criteria set forth in section 2(a)(i) or 
section 2(a)(ii) of E.O. 13894.
    The Secretary of State has determined, pursuant to Section 
2(a)(i)(A) of E.O. 13894, that Kifah Moulhem is complicit in, has 
directly or indirectly engaged in, or attempted to engage in, or 
financed, the obstruction, disruption, or prevention of a ceasefire in 
northern Syria.
    The Secretary of State has determined, pursuant to Section 
2(a)(i)(D) of E.O. 13894, that Asma al-Assad is responsible the 
obstruction, disruption, or prevention of efforts to promote a 
political solution to the conflict in Syria, including: The development 
of a new Syrian government that is representative and reflects the will 
of the Syrian people, per Section 2(a)(i)(D)(3) of the E.O.
    The Secretary of State has determined, pursuant to Section 2(a)(ii) 
of E.O. 13894, that Fawaz Akhras, Sahar Otri Akhras, Firas al-Akhras, 
and Eyad Akhras shall be designated as adult family members of a person 
(Asma al-Assad) designated under Section 2(a)(i) of E.O. 13894.
    Pursuant to Sections 2(b) and 2(c) of E.O. 13894, the Secretary of 
State has selected the following sanctions to be imposed upon Kifah 
Moulhem, Asma al-Assad, Fawaz Akhras, Sahar Otri Akhras, Firas al-
Akhras, and Eyad Akhras:
     Block 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 of Kifah Moulhem, Asma al-Assad, Fawaz Akhras, 
Sahar Otri Akhras, Firas al-Akhras, and Eyad Akhras, and provide that 
such property and interests in property may not be transferred, paid, 
exported, withdrawn, or otherwise dealt in (Section 2(c)(iv) of E.O. 
13894).

Peter D. Haas,
Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Economic and Business 
Affairs, Department of State.
[FR Doc. 2021-00955 Filed 1-15-21; 8:45 am]
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