The initiative was taken by seven member countries of the Center for combating the financing of terrorism.
The US Secretary of state announced the introduction of sanctions against several individuals and entities involved in the financing of the “Islamic state.”
“The United States is working closely with its allies in the Middle East and around the world in the fight against terrorism,” Pompeo said. – Today, seven-member States of the Center for the suppression of the financing of terrorism (TFTC) announced the imposition of sanctions against six individuals and entities associated with the “Islamic State” to deprive the IS of the ability to Finance international operations.”
According to Pompeo, this initiative is aimed at commercial companies and a charity that played an essential role in transferring funds to Finance ISIL operations, including sending hundreds of thousands of dollars to ISIL leaders in Syria and Iraq. Three Syrian financial companies were sanctioned: Haram Exchange, Tawasul Company, and al-Khalidi Exchange, a high-ranking is financial intermediary, Abd-al-Rahman Ali Hussein al-Ahmad al-Rawi, as well as the Nejaat Social Welfare Organization based in Afghanistan and its Director, Syed Habib Ahmad Khan. Previously, these individuals and businesses were blacklisted in the United States.
“The measures are taken today serve as an additional warning for individuals and businesses that provide financial support or material assistance to terrorist organizations,” the Secretary of state said. – TFTC-the most essential organization that coordinates and exchanges information in the field of financial intelligence to combat activities that pose a threat to the national security of its members: The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the Kingdom of Bahrain, Kuwait, the Sultanate of Oman, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates, and the United States. Our work continues.”