This afternoon, the Treasury Department will announce the designation of the Al-Aqsa Foundation as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist (SDGT) entity under Executive Order 13224. The designation by Treasury�s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) requires that all assets of the Al-Aqsa Foundation be blocked and transactions with the organization prohibited. More details to follow in a separate release.
Juan Zarate, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Terrorist Financing and Financial Crimes and Director of Treasury�s Executive Office for Terrorist Financing and Financial Crimes and Richard Newcomb, Director of the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) will provide a pen and pad briefing this afternoon at 2:00 PM.
WHAT: Briefing on the Designation of the Al-Aqsa Foundation
WHEN: 2:00 PM
WHERE: Room 4312, Main Treasury Building
PARTICIPANTS: Juan Zarate, DAS Terrorist Financing and Financial Crimes
Richard Newcomb, Director of OFAC
COVERAGE: Pen and Pad Only
Media without Treasury or White House press credentials planning to attend should contact Frances Anderson at Treasury's Office of Public Affairs at (202) 622-2960 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible with the following information: name, social security number and date of birth. This information may also be faxed to (202) 622-1999.