On October 31, 2017, the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) published in the Federal Register a final rule amending the Global Terrorism Sanctions Regulations pursuant to section 105 of the Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act of 2017 Pub. L. 115-44, Aug. 2, 2017, 131 Stat. 886 (22 U.S.C. 9401 et seq.) (CAATSA). This provision requires the imposition of certain terrorism-related sanctions with respect to foreign persons that are officials, agents, or affiliates of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps. With this rule, OFAC is adding § 594.201(a)(5) to Subpart B of the Regulations to include the following as persons whose property and interests in property are blocked pursuant to the Regulations: foreign persons that are identified on the Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons List (SDN List) maintained by OFAC as officials, agents, or affiliates of the IRGC.

The names of persons whose property and interests in property are blocked pursuant to § 594.201(a) are published in the Federal Register and incorporated into OFAC’s SDN List with the identifier “[SDGT].” Persons who have been identified by OFAC as officials, agents, or affiliates of the IRGC are identified by a special reference to the “IRGC” at the end of their entries on the SDN List, in addition to the reference to this part. For example, an affiliate of the IRGC whose property and interests in property are blocked pursuant to this part will have the program tags “[SDGT][IRGC]” at the end of its entry on the SDN List. In addition, OFAC is amending the delegation provision in § 594.802.