IRAN AND RUSSIA FUNDING & SUPPORTING TERRORIST GROUPS OF HAMAS AND HEZBOLLAH THROUGH OIL SHIPPED TO SYRIA

IRAN AND RUSSIA FUNDING & SUPPORTING TERRORIST GROUPS OF HAMAS AND HEZBOLLAH THROUGH OIL SHIPPED TO SYRIA

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OFAC has imposed sanctions upon Iranian and Russian entities that are providing financial support to Hamas, Hezbollah and IRGC, through shipments of Iranian oil to Syria, the sales of which generate funds. 

The central players are Syrian national Mohammad Amer Alchwiki, the Russian-based corporation Global Vision group, the state-owned Russian company Promsyrioimport, Mir Business Bank and the Iranian Tadbor Kish medical and Pharmaceutical Company. Kindly refer to the OFAC website for details.

Treasury has issued an Advisory, regarding vessels that have delivered Iran oil to Syria by this syndicate, and we are publishing it here for the benefit of compliance officers with maritime clients.

Chronicles of Monte Friesner - Financial Crime Analyst 

Contributed by Kenneth Rijock - Financial Crime Consultant