December 1, 2011--
The U.S. Department of the Treasury announced on December 1 the designation of two high-ranking Syrians pursuant to Executive Order (E.O.) 13573 and identified the Military Housing Establishment and Real Estate Bank as entities owned or controlled by the Government of Syria pursuant to E.O. 13582, as the Government of Syria continues to employ brutal tactics against peaceful protestors across the country. As a result of this action, U.S. persons are generally prohibited from engaging in transactions with Muhammad Makhluf and Aus Aslan and any assets they might have under U.S. jurisdiction are blocked. In addition, U.S. persons are generally prohibited from engaging in transactions with the Military Housing Establishment and Real Estate Bank pursuant to E.O. 13582, which blocks all property and interests in property within U.S. jurisdiction of the Government of Syria.
The following individuals have been added to OFAC's SDN list:
ASLAN, Aus; DOB 1959; alt. DOB 1960 (individual) [SYRIA]
MAKHLUF, Muhammad (a.k.a. MAKHLOUF, Mohammed); DOB 19 Oct 1932; POB Latakia, Syria (individual) [SYRIA]
The following entities have been added to OFAC's SDN list:
MILITARY HOUSING ESTABLISHMENT, Mili House, Adra Road, Damascus, Syria [SYRIA]
REAL ESTATE BANK (a.k.a. REAL-ESTATE BANK), P.O. Box 2337, Insurance Bldg., Youssef Alazma Square, Damascus, Syria; Syrian General Insurance Company Building, Youssef Al Azmeh Square, P.O. Box 2337, Damascus, Syria; SWIFT/BIC REBS SY DA [SYRIA]