Based upon a review of the Administrative Record assembled in this matter pursuant to Section 219(a)(4)(C) of the Immigration and Nationality Act, as amended (8 U.S.C. 1189(a)(4)(C)) (“INA”), and in consultation with the Attorney General and the Secretary of the Treasury, the Secretary of State concludes that there is a sufficient factual basis to find that al-Qa'ida in Iraq, also known under the aliases listed above, uses or has used additional aliases, namely, al-Nusrah Front, aka Jabhat al-Nusrah, aka Jabhet al-Nusra, aka The Victory Front, aka Al Nusrah Front for the People of the Levant.
Therefore, pursuant to § 219(b) of the INA (8 U.S.C. 1189(b)), the Secretary of State hereby amends the 2004 designation of al-Qa'ida in Iraq as a foreign terrorist organization, to include the following new alias and other possible transliterations thereof: Al-Nusrah Front, Jabhat al-Nusrah, Jabhet al-Nusra, The Victory Front, Al Nusrah Front for the People of the Levant.
Dated: November 20, 2012.
Hillary Rodham Clinton,
Secretary of State.
[FR Doc. 2012-29870 Filed 12-10-12; 8:45 am]
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