On 26 February 2015 the US Treasury, Office of Foreign Sanctions Control (OFAC) announced that it had placed a number of individuals alleged to be connected with Hezbollah on its sanctions list.
According to the official press release, the following actions have been taken:
- Mustapha Fawaz, Fouzi Fawaz and Abdallah Tahini have been designated pursuant to Executive Order (EO) 13224 for acting for or on behalf of Hezbollah;
- Amigo Supermarket Limited, Wonderland Amusement Park and Resort Ltd, and Kafak Enterprises Limited have also been designated pursuant to EO 13224 for being owned or controlled by Mustapha Fawaz and Fouzi Fawaz; and
- Any property or interests in property that the aforementioned individuals or entities may have within the US have been frozen, and US persons have been generally prohibited from dealing with them.
The Specially Designated Nationals List Update of 26 February 2015 has been made available here.