Saudi Arabia, Bahrain designate Revolutionary Guards and Soleimani as terrorists

Source: AlArabiya

Iranian Quds Force commander Qassem Soleimani attends a meeting with the IRGC in Tehran. (File photo: AFP)

In multilateral action, Saudi Arabia and Bahrain have designated four individuals and entities – previously designated by the US Treasury – on their terror list for providing sponsorship and financial and material support to the Iranian terrorist activities.

They were namedas follow:

1. Qasem Soleimani
2. Hamed Abdollahi
3. Abdul Reza Shahlai
4. Iranian Revolutionary Guard

Saudi Arabia’s State Security Presidency and the Terrorist Financing Targeting Center sanctioned and designated 9 individuals associated with the Taliban and their Iranian facilitators.

“In a collective effort to identify, tackle and share information related to terrorist financing networks and their activities of mutual concerns, including threats emerging from countries supporting terrorism and terrorist organizations, and in coordinating among Terrorist Financing Targeting Center Members to take actions including designating and other measures against the terrorists and their financial networks, TFTC co-chair (Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and United states of America) , as well as the other T FTC Members ( Kingdom of Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates, the State of Kuwait, the Sultanate of Oman, and the State of Qatar), a statement on SPA read.

They labeled the following Taliban figures including Iranian facilitators as follow:

1- Mohammad Ebrahim Owhadi
2-Esmail Razzavi Abdullah Samad Farugui
3-Mohammad Daoud Muzzamil
4-Abdulrahim Manan
5-Mohammad Naim Barich
6- Abdulaziz Shah Zamani
7- Sadr Ibrahim
8- Hafiz Abdulmaj

This action is the third collective TFTC designation action since the center was announced on May 21, 2017. The TFTC is a bold and historic effort to expand and strengthen TFTC members cooperation to counter terrorist financing, coordination to disrupt funding of terrorism, sharing the information and capacity building to target the financing networks and the related activities that pose threats to the TFTC members national security.

As a result of this Action, and pursuant to T FTC members domestic laws, all assets, properties and related revenues to these names will be frozen in the designating countries and persons are prohibited from engaging in any transaction with the designated names.