On May 14th, the Treasury Department announced the designation of Mexican national Alfredo Andrade Parra pursuant to the Foreign Narcotics Kingpin Designation Act. On May 15th, the Treasury Department designated an exchange house and a trading company for aiding Iranian attempts to circumvent international economic sanctions. Al Hilal Exchange and Al Fida International General Trading, which are based in the United Arab Emirates, were designated pursuant to Executive Order 13382 for providing financial services to previously designated Iranian banks. On May 16th, the Treasury Department designated four senior officials of the Syrian government; one airline responsible for transporting weaponry to the Assad regime; and one privately owned television station for providing services to the Syrian government. Syrian Designations.