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Additional Designations of Terrorism-Related Blocked Persons

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AGENCIES:

Office of Foreign Assets Control, Treasury.

ACTION:

Notice.

SUMMARY:

The Treasury Department's Office of Foreign Assets Control is publishing the names of 25 additional persons whose property and interests in property have been blocked pursuant to Executive Order 13224 of September 23, 2001, pertaining to persons who commit, threaten to commit, or support terrorism.

DATES:

The designations by the Secretary of the Treasury of additional persons identified in this notice whose property and interests in property have been blocked pursuant to Executive Order 13224 are effective on August 29, 2002.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Office of Foreign Assets Control, Department of the Treasury, Washington, DC 20220, tel.: 202/622-2520.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

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Background

On September 23, 2001, President Bush issued Executive Order 13224 (the “Order”) imposing economic sanctions on persons who commit, threaten to commit, or support certain acts of terrorism. In an annex to the Order, President Bush identified 12 individuals and 15 entities whose assets are blocked pursuant to the Order (66 FR 49079, September 25, 2001). Additional persons have been blocked pursuant to authorities set forth in the Order since that date and notice of these additional blockings have been published in the Federal Register.

Further Additional Designations. On August 29, 2002, the Secretary of the Treasury, in consultation with the Secretary of State and the Attorney General, acting pursuant to authorities set forth in the Order designated 25 additional persons whose property and interests in property are blocked. The names of these additional persons are set forth in the list below. Persons, and their known aliases, will be added to appendix A to 31 CFR chapter V, through a separate Federal Register document, as “specially designated global terrorists” identified by the initials “[SDGT]”. Appendix A lists the names of persons with respect to whom transactions are subject to the various economic sanctions programs administered by the Office of Foreign Assets Control.

The designations by the Secretary of the Treasury pursuant to Executive Order 13224 of these additional persons listed below are effective on August 29, 2002. All property and interests in property of any designated person, including but not limited to all accounts, that are or come within the United States or that are or come within the possession or control of United States persons, including their overseas branches, are blocked and may not be transferred, paid, exported, withdrawn, or otherwise dealt in, and all transactions or dealings by U.S. persons or within the United States in property or interests in property of any designated person are prohibited, unless licensed by the Office of Foreign Assets Control or exempted by statute.

In Section 10 of the Order, the President determined that because of the ability to transfer funds or assets instantaneously, prior notice to persons listed in the Annex to, or determined to be subject to, the Order who might have a constitutional presence in the United States, would render ineffectual the blocking and other measures authorized in the Order. The President further determined that no prior notification of a determination need be provided to any person who might have a constitutional presence in the United States. In furtherance of the objectives of the Order, the Secretary of the Treasury has determined that no prior notice should be afforded to the subjects of the determinations reflected in this notice because to do so would give the subjects the opportunity to evade the measures described in the Order and, Start Printed Page 66709consequently, render those measures ineffectual toward addressing the national emergency declared in the Order.

The list of additional designations follow:

1. Adel Ben Soltane, Via Latisana n. 6, Milan, Italy, DOB: July 14, 1970; POB: Tunis, Tunisia; Italian Fiscal Code: BNSDLA70L14Z352B

2. Nabil Benattia, DOB: May 11, 1966; POB: Tunis, Tunisia

3. Yassine Chekkouri, DOB: October 6, 1966; POB: Safi, Morocco

4. Riadh Jelassi, DOB: December 15, 1970; POB: Tunisia

5. Mehdi Kammoun, Via Masina n.7, Milan, Italy; DOB: April 3, 1968; POB: Tunis, Tunisia; Italian Fiscal Code: KMMMHD68D03Z352N

6. Samir Kishk, DOB: May 14, 1955; POB: Gharbia, Egypt

7. Tarek Ben Habib Maaroufi, DOB: November 23, 1965; POB: Ghardimaou, Tunisia

8. Abdelhalim Remadna, DOB: April 2, 1966; POB: Bistra, Algeria

9. Mansour Thaer, DOB: March 21, 1974; POB: Baghdad, Iraq

10. Lazhar Ben Mohammed Tlili, Via Carlo Porta n. 97, Legnano, Italy; DOB: March 26, 1969; POB: Tunis, Tunisia; Italian Fiscal Code: TLLLHR69C26Z352G

11. Habib Waddani, Via unica Borighero n. 1, San Donato M.se (MI), Italy; DOB: June 10, 1970; POB: Tunis, Tunisia; Italian Fiscal Code: WDDHBB70H10Z352O

12. AKIDA BANK PRIVATE LIMITED, (f.k.a. AKIDA ISLAMIC BANK INTERNATIONAL LIMITED); (f.k.a. IKSIR INTERNATIONAL BANK LIMITED); c/o Arthur D. Hanna & Company; 10 Deveaux Street, Nassau, Bahamas; PO Box N-4877, Nassau, Bahamas

13. AKIDA INVESTMENT CO. LTD., (a.k.a. AKIDA INVESTMENT COMPANY LIMITED); (f.k.a. AKIDA BANK PRIVATE LIMITED); c/o Arthur D. Hanna & Company; 10 Deveaux Street, Nassau, Bahamas; PO Box N-4877, Nassau, Bahamas

14. NASREDDIN GROUP INTERNATIONAL HOLDING LIMITED, (a.k.a. NASREDDIN GROUP INTERNATIONAL HOLDINGS LIMITED); c/o Arthur D. Hanna & Company; 10 Deveaux Street, Nassau, Bahamas; PO Box N-4877, Nassau, Bahamas

15. NASCO NASREDDIN HOLDING A.S., Zemin Kat, 219 Demirhane Caddesi, Zeytinburnu, Istanbul, Turkey

16. NASCOTEX S.A., (a.k.a. INDUSTRIE GENERALE DE FILATURE ET TISSAGE); (a.k.a. INDUSTRIE GENERALE DE TEXTILE); KM 7 Route de Rabat, BP 285, Tangiers, Morocco; KM 7 Route de Rabat, Tangiers, Morocco

17. NASREDDIN FOUNDATION, (a.k.a. NASREDDIN STIFTUNG); c/o Rechta Treuhand-Anstalt, Vaduz, Liechtenstein

18. BA TAQWA FOR COMMERCE AND REAL ESTATE COMPANY LIMITED, Vaduz, Liechtenstein; (formerly c/o Asat Trust reg.)

19. MIGA-MALAYSIAN SWISS, GULF AND AFRICAN CHAMBER, (f.k.a. GULF OFFICE ASSOC. PER LO SVILUPPO COMM. IND. E TURIS. FRA GLI STATI ARABI DEL GOLFO E LA SVIZZERA); Via Maggio 21, 6900 Lugano TI, Switzerland

20. GULF CENTER S.R.L., Corso Sempione 69, 20149 Milan, Italy; Fiscal Code: 07341170152; V.A.T. Number: IT 07341170152

21. NASCOSERVICE S.R.L., Corso Sempione 69, 20149 Milan, Italy; Fiscal Code: 08557650150; V.A.T. Number: IT 08557650150

22. NASCO BUSINESS RESIDENCE CENTER SAS DI NASREDDIN AHMED IDRIS EC, Corso Sempione 69, 20149 Milan, Italy; Fiscal Code: 01406430155; V.A.T. Number: IT 01406430155

23. NASREDDIN COMPANY NASCO SAS DI AHMED IDRIS NASREDDIN EC, Corso Sempione 69, 20149 Milan, Italy; Fiscal Code: 03464040157; V.A.T. Number: IT 03464040157

24. NADA INTERNATIONAL ANSTALT, Vaduz, Liechtenstein; (formerly c/o Asat Trust reg.)

25. NASREDDIN INTERNATIONAL GROUP LIMITED HOLDING, (a.k.a. NASREDDIN INTERNATIONAL GROUP LTD. HOLDING); c/o Rechta Treuhand-Anstalt, Vaduz, Liechtenstein; Corso Sempione 69, 20149, Milan, Italy

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Dated: September 9, 2002.

R. Richard Newcomb,

Director, Office of Foreign Assets Control.

Approved: October 10, 2002.

Kenneth Lawson,

Assistant Secretary (Enforcement), Department of the Treasury.

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[FR Doc. 02-27814 Filed 10-31-02; 8:45 am]

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