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Inactive Financial Institution Letters


June 6, 2001

SUBJECT: Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons

On May 16, 2001, the Secretary of State published in the Federal Register the notice that the following organization has been designated as a foreign terrorist organization: the "Real IRA" (a.k.a. "32 County Sovereignty Committee"; a.k.a. "32 County Sovereignty Movement"; a.k.a. "Irish Republican Prisoners Welfare Association"; a.k.a. "Real Irish Republican Army"; a.k.a. "Real Oglaigh Na Heireann"; a.k.a. "RIRA"). The name has also been added to the Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) listing of specially designated nationals and blocked persons as a foreign terrorist organization.

Attached is information from OFAC containing all changes to the list of Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons since January 1, 2001. OFAC has asked that we distribute the information to all FDIC-supervised institutions so records can be checked for accounts that are required to be blocked. OFAC information also may be found on the Internet at .

Please distribute this information to the appropriate personnel in your institution. For further information about Executive Orders, the list of blocked accounts, or the procedures to block accounts, please call OFAC's Compliance Programs Division at 1-800-540-6322.

For your reference, all FDIC Financial Institution Letters published since January of 1995 may be found on the FDIC's Web site at under "Newsroom, Events & FOIA." To learn how to automatically receive FDIC Financial Institution Letters through e-mail, please visit

Michael J. Zamorski
Acting Director

Attachment: Office of Foreign Assets Control PDF(116 KB File - PDF Help or Hard Copy)

Distribution: FDIC-Supervised Banks (Commercial and Savings)

NOTE: Paper copies of FDIC financial institution letters may be obtained through the FDIC's Public Information Center, 801 17th Street, NW, Room 100, Washington, DC 20434 (800-276-6003 or (703) 562-2200).

Last Updated 6/06/2001

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