Today, the United States imposed financial sanctions on four individuals and five entities that have facilitated weapons or fuel transfers, or provided other financial or material support, to the Assad regime in Syria.
The sanctioned individuals are Syrian nationals Yasir ‘Abas, Adnan Al-Ali, and Muhammad al-Qatirji, and Lebanese national Fadi Nasser. The sanctioned entities are the AL-Qatirji Company, which is based in Syria, Nasco Polymers and Chemicals, which is based in Lebanon, Abar Petroleum Service SAL, which is based in Lebanon, International Pipeline Construction FZE, which is based in the United Arab Emirates, and Sonex Investments Ltd., which is based in the United Arab Emirates.
As a result of today’s announcement, all of these individuals’ and entities’ assets within U.S. jurisdiction are blocked, and U.S. individuals and entities are generally prohibited from engaging in transactions with them.
Today’s action shows that the United States will continue to take concrete and forceful action to cut off material support to the Assad regime and its supporters. The United States will continue to use all available mechanisms to isolate the Assad regime, a government which has systematically arrested, tortured, and murdered tens of thousands of Syrian civilians in response to their legitimate and nonviolent calls for their freedom, rights, and political reforms.
For further information, please see the Department of Treasury’s press release available here.