Town Hall Meeting on Modernizing the Columbia River Treaty Regime
The Department of State (Department) will hold a Town Hall meeting, co-hosted by the Northwest Power and Conservation Council (NWPCC), on December 16, 2019, in Richland, Washington, to discuss the modernization of the Columbia River Treaty (CRT) regime.
Additional Designations Pursuant of Executive Order 13382
Pursuant to the authority in section 1(ii) of Executive Order 13382, ``Blocking Property of Weapons of Mass Destruction Proliferators and Their Supporter'', the State Department, in consultation with the Secretary of Treasury and the Attorney General, has determined that the Iran Space Agency, The Iran Space and Research Center, and the Astronautics Research Institute engaged, or attempted to engage, in activities or transactions that have materially contributed to, or pose a risk of materially contributing to, the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction or their means of delivery (including missiles capable of delivering such weapons), including any efforts to manufacture, acquire, possess, develop, transport, transfer or use such items, by any person or foreign country of proliferation concern.
Consideration of Buhary Seyed Abu (BSA) Tahir's Request To Terminate Sanctions Imposed Under the Nuclear Proliferation Prevention Act and the Export-Import Bank Act for His Role in the A.Q. Khan Nuclear Network
On January 12, 2009, the Department of State imposed sanctions under various authorities on members of the A.Q. Khan nuclear procurement network including, BSA Tahir, a Sri Lankan national and key middleman involved in the network. This resulted in Tahir's addition to the Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) List of Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons (SDN List). Tahir was also sanctioned by the State Department under the Nuclear Nonproliferation Prevention Act and the Export-Import Bank Act of 1945. Today, a determination has been made to terminate the measures imposed on Buhary Seyed Abu Tahir.