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Financial Institution Letter
Office of Foreign Assets Control Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons
Summary: The Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control has added new entries to its Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons list.

Highlights:

  • On October 25, 2007, the Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) added several Iranian entities and individuals, including three of Iran's largest banks, to its Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons list. Included in these new designations is Bank Saderat Iran, which was added under the Specially Designated Global Terrorist [SDGT] category, and both Bank Mellat and Bank Melli, which were added to the list under the Nonproliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction [NPWMD] category.
  • A complete list of the new entries is attached.
  • OFAC information also may be found on the Internet at https://home.treasury.gov/policy-issues/office-of-foreign-assets-control-sanctions-programs-and-information .
  • 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.

Distribution:
FDIC-Supervised Banks (Commercial and Savings)

Suggested Routing:
Chief Executive Officer
BSA Compliance Officer

Note:
FDIC Financial Institution Letters (FILs) may be accessed from the FDIC's Web site at http://www.fdic.gov/news/financial-institution-letters/2007/index.html .

To receive FILs electronically, please visit http://www.fdic.gov/about/subscriptions/fil.html .

Paper copies of FDIC FILs may be obtained through the FDIC's Public Information Center, 3501 N. Fairfax Drive, Room E 1002, Arlington, VA 22226 (1-877-275-3342 or 703-562-2200).




Additional Related Topics:

  • Office of Foreign Assets Control
FIL-95-2007
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Last Updated: October 31, 2007