OFAC / Sanctions Reaction to Hostage Taking in Russia & Iran

Focus on extralegal detentions

Posted 4/27/23

Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) has imposed sanctions on four senior officials of Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Intelligence Organization (IRGC-IO) in a groundbreaking move.

In addition to the action against Iran, OFAC has implemented the State Department's designation of Russia's Federal Security Service (FSB) for its involvement in the wrongful detention of U.S. nationals abroad.

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