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The Treasury Department has announced actions to increase pressure on the Syrian regime and its supporters. Treasury designated Moscow-based Tempbank and Mikhail Gagloev, a senior executive of the bank, pursuant to Executive Order (E.O.) 13582, for providing material support and services to the Government of Syria, including the Central Bank of Syria and SYTROL, Syria's state oil-marketing firm. In addition, six senior officials of the Syrian Government were designated pursuant to E.O. 13573, including Brigadier General Bassam Al-Hassan, an advisor to President Bashar Al-Assad. The Banias Refinery Company and the Homs Refinery Company were also designated pursuant to E.O. 13582. More information concerning the designations has been posted in a BOL OFAC Update.