On 14 April 2015, the State Department and the Treasury Department designated Ali Ouni Harzi as an SDGT pursuant to Executive Order 13224, following the addition of Mr. Harzi to the UN 1267/1989 al-Qaida Sanctions List. Harzi, a Tunisian national, is accused of recruiting volunteers for Ansar al-Sharia ("AAS-T"), facilitating the travel of AAS-T fighters to Syria and smuggling weapons and explosives into Tunisia. AAS-T itself was designated by the State Department on January 10, 2014.