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Additional Designation of Individuals Pursuant to Executive Order 13224

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AGENCY:

Office of Foreign Assets Control, Treasury.

ACTION:

Notice.

SUMMARY:

The Treasury Department's Office of Foreign Assets Control (“OFAC”) is publishing the names of nine newly-designated individuals and two newly-designated entities whose property and interests in property are blocked pursuant to Executive Order 13224 of September 23, 2001, “Blocking Property and Prohibiting Transactions With Persons Who Commit, Threaten To Commit, or Support Terrorism.”

DATES:

The designation by the Secretary of the Treasury of nine individuals and two entities identified in this notice, pursuant to Executive Order 13224, is effective on December 6, 2006.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Assistant Director, Compliance Outreach & Implementation, Office of Foreign Assets Control, Department of the Treasury, Washington, DC 20220, tel.: 202/622-2490.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

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

Background

On September 23, 2001, the President issued Executive Order 13224 (the “Order”) pursuant to the International Emergency Economic Powers Act, 50 U.S.C. 1701-1706, and the United Nations Participation Act of 1945, 22 U.S.C. 287c. In the Order, the President declared a national emergency to address grave acts of terrorism and threats of terrorism committed by foreign terrorists, including the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks in New York, Pennsylvania, and at the Pentagon. The Order imposes economic sanctions on persons who have committed, pose a significant risk of committing, or support acts of terrorism. The President identified in the Annex to the Order, as amended by Executive Order 13268 of July 2, 2002, 13 individuals and 16 entities as subject to the economic sanctions. The Order was further amended by Executive Order 13284 of January 23, 2003, to reflect the creation of the Department of Homeland Security.

Section 1 of the Order blocks, with certain exceptions, all property and interests in property that are in or hereafter come within the United States or the possession or control of United States persons, of: (1) Foreign persons listed in the Annex to the Order; (2) foreign persons determined by the Secretary of State, in consultation with the Secretary of the Treasury, the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security and the Attorney General, to have committed, or to pose a significant risk of committing, acts of terrorism that threaten the security of U.S. nationals or the national security, Start Printed Page 74589foreign policy, or economy of the United States; (3) persons determined by the Secretary of the Treasury, in consultation with the Secretary of State, the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security and the Attorney General, to be owned or controlled by, or to act for or on behalf of those persons listed in the Annex to the Order or those persons determined to be subject to subsection 1(b), 1(c), or 1(d)(i) of the Order; and (4) except as provided in section 5 of the Order and after such consultation, if any, with foreign authorities as the Secretary of State, in consultation with the Secretary of the Treasury, the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security and the Attorney General, deems appropriate in the exercise of his discretion, persons determined by the Secretary of the Treasury, in consultation with the Secretary of State, the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security and the Attorney General, to assist in, sponsor, or provide financial, material, or technological support for, or financial or other services to or in support of, such acts of terrorism or those persons listed in the Annex to the Order or determined to be subject to the Order or to be otherwise associated with those persons listed in the Annex to the Order or those persons determined to be subject to subsection 1(b), 1(c), or 1(d)(i) of the Order.

On December 6, 2006, the Secretary of the Treasury, in consultation with the Secretary of State, the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, the Attorney General, and other relevant agencies, designated, pursuant to one or more of the criteria set forth in subsections 1(b), 1(c) or 1(d) of the Order, nine individuals and two entities whose property and interests in property are blocked pursuant to Executive Order 13224.

The list of additional designees follows:

Individuals

1. ABDALLAH, Mushammad Yusif, Avenue Presidente Juscelino Kubistcheck 133, Apartment 102, Center, Foz do Iguacu, Brazil; Avenue Presidente Juscelino Kubistcheck 338, Apartment 1802, Center, Foz do Iguacu, Brazil; DOB 15 Jun 1952; POB Khalia, Lebanon; citizen Lebanon; nationality Paraguay; Cedula Number 1110775 (Paraguay); Passport 670317 (Lebanon); alt. Passport 137532 (Paraguay)

2. BARAKAT, Hamzi Ahmad (a.k.a. BARAKAT, Hamza Ahmad; a.k.a. BARAKAT, Hamze Ahmad; a.k.a. BARAKAT, Hamzi Muhammad); DOB 10 Jan 1963; POB Rubtlatine, Lebanon; alt. POB Beirut, Lebanon; citizen Lebanon

3. BARAKAT, Hatim Ahmad (a.k.a. BARAKAT, Hatam Ahmad; a.k.a. BARAKAT, Hatem Ahmad; a.k.a. BARAKAT, Hattem Ahmad; a.k.a. BARAKAT, Hotem Ahmad); DOB 25 Sep 1961; POB Mousaitbe, Lebanon; citizen Lebanon; alt. citizen Paraguay; Identification Number 2.194.575 (Paraguay); Identification Number 2 2.194.975 (Paraguay); Passport 183319 (Paraguay); alt. Passport 148842 (Paraguay); alt. Passport 106318 (Paraguay)

4. BARAKAT, Mohammad Fayez; DOB 11 Mar 1969; POB Rubtlatine, Lebanon; citizen Lebanon; alt. citizen Paraguay; Identification Number 2.121.948 (Paraguay)

5. FAYAD, Saleh Mahmoud (a.k.a. FAYYAD, Saleh Mahmud); DOB 20 Oct 1972; POB Al-Taybe, Lebanon

6. FAYAD, Sobhi Mahmoud (a.k.a. FAYAD, Soubi Mamout; a.k.a. FAYADH, Sobhi Mahmoud; a.k.a. FAYYAD, Subhi Mahmud), 315, Piso 3, Galeria Page, Ciudad del Este, Paraguay; DOB 20 Aug 1965; POB Al-Taybe, Lebanon; citizen Lebanon; alt. citizen Paraguay; Passport 1035562 (Paraguay); alt. Passport 220705 (Paraguay); alt. Passport 189103 (Paraguay); alt. Passport 142517 (Paraguay); alt. Passport 002301585 (Paraguay)

7. KAZAN, Ali Muhammad (a.k.a. KASSAN, Ali Mohamad; a.k.a. QAZAN, Ali Mohamad), Avenue Taroba, 1005 Edificio Beatriz Mendes, Apt 1704, Foz do Iguacu, Brazil; DOB 19 Dec 1967; POB Taribe, Lebanon; citizen Lebanon; alt. citizen Paraguay; Passport 0089044 (Lebanon)

8. OMAIRI, Farouk (a.k.a. AL-OMAIRI, Faruk; a.k.a. AL-UMAYRI, Faruz; a.k.a. OMAIRI, Farouk Abdul Haj; a.k.a. UMAIRI, Faruq), 605 Avenida Brasil, Apt No. 48, Foz do Iguacu, Brazil; DOB 6 Dec 1945; POB Hermel, Lebanon; citizen Brazil

9. TARABAIN CHAMAS, Mohamad (a.k.a. CHAMS, Mohamad; a.k.a. TARABAY, Muhammad; a.k.a. TARABAYN SHAMAS, Muhammad), Avenida Jose Maria De Brito 606, Apartment 51, Foz do Iguacu, Brazil; Cecilia Meirelles 849, Bloco B, Apartment 09, Foz do Iguacu, Brazil; DOB 11 Jan 1967; POB Asunción, Paraguay; citizen Lebanon; alt. citizen Brazil; alt. citizen Paraguay; National Foreign ID Number RNE: W031645-8

Entities

1. CASA HAMZE, Number 313, Fourth Floor, Galeria Page, Regimiento Piribebuy Avenue, Ciudad del Este, Paraguay; Paraguayan tax identification number BAHA 6301000

2. GALERIA PAGE (a.k.a. GALERIA PAGE I), 899 Calle Regimento Pirebebuy, Ciudad del Este, Paraguay.

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Dated: December 6, 2006.

Adam J. Szubin,

Director, Office of Foreign Assets Control.

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[FR Doc. E6-21113 Filed 12-11-06; 8:45 am]

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