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Document 32011D0782

Council Decision 2011/782/CFSP of 1 December 2011 concerning restrictive measures against Syria and repealing Decision 2011/273/CFSP

OJ L 319, 2.12.2011, p. 56–70 (BG, ES, CS, DA, DE, ET, EL, EN, FR, IT, LV, LT, HU, MT, NL, PL, PT, RO, SK, SL, FI, SV)

No longer in force, Date of end of validity: 29/11/2012; stavljeno izvan snage 32012D0739 . Latest consolidated version: 16/10/2012

ELI: http://data.europa.eu/eli/dec/2011/782/oj

2.12.2011   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 319/56


COUNCIL DECISION 2011/782/CFSP

of 1 December 2011

concerning restrictive measures against Syria and repealing Decision 2011/273/CFSP

THE COUNCIL OF THE EUROPEAN UNION,

Having regard to the Treaty on European Union, and in particular Article 29 thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

On 9 May 2011, the Council adopted Decision 2011/273/CFSP concerning restrictive measures against Syria (1).

(2)

On 23 October 2011, the European Council stated that the Union would impose further measures against the Syrian regime as long as the repression of the civilian population continued.

(3)

In view of the gravity of the situation in Syria, the Council considers it necessary to impose additional restrictive measures.

(4)

Moreover, additional persons and entities should be included in the list of persons and entities subject to restrictive measures as set out in Annex I to Decision 2011/273/CFSP.

(5)

For the sake of clarity, the measures imposed by Decision 2011/273/CFSP and the additional measures should be integrated into a single legal instrument.

(6)

Decision 2011/273/CFSP should therefore be repealed.

(7)

Further action by the Union is needed in order to implement certain measures.

(8)

In order to ensure that the measures provided for in this Decision are effective, it should enter into force on the day of its adoption,

HAS ADOPTED THIS DECISION:

CHAPTER 1

EXPORT AND IMPORT RESTRICTIONS

Article 1

1.   The sale, supply, transfer or export of arms and related matériel of all types, including weapons and ammunition, military vehicles and equipment, paramilitary equipment and spare parts for the aforementioned, as well as equipment which might be used for internal repression, to Syria by nationals of Member States or from the territories of Member States or using their flag vessels or aircraft, shall be prohibited, whether originating or not in their territories.

2.   It shall be prohibited to:

(a)

provide, directly or indirectly, technical assistance, brokering services or other services related to the items referred to in paragraph 1 or related to the provision, manufacture, maintenance and use of such items, to any natural or legal person, entity or body in, or for use in, Syria;

(b)

provide, directly or indirectly, financing or financial assistance related to the items referred to in paragraph 1, including in particular grants, loans and export credit insurance, for any sale, supply, transfer or export of such items, or for the provision of related technical assistance, brokering services or other services to any natural or legal person, entity or body in, or for use in, Syria.

Article 2

1.   Article 1 shall not apply to:

(a)

supplies and technical assistance intended solely for the support of or use by the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF);

(b)

the sale, supply, transfer or export of non-lethal military equipment or of equipment which might be used for internal repression, intended solely for humanitarian or protective use, or for institution building programmes of the United Nations (UN) and the European Union, or for European Union and UN crisis management operations;

(c)

the sale, supply, transfer or export of non-combat vehicles which have been manufactured or fitted with materials to provide ballistic protection, intended solely for the protective use of personnel of the European Union and its Member States in Syria;

(d)

the provision of technical assistance, brokering services and other services related to such equipment or to such programmes and operations;

(e)

the provision of financing and financial assistance related to such equipment or to such programmes and operations;

on condition that such exports and assistance have been approved in advance by the relevant competent authority.

2.   Article 1 shall not apply to protective clothing, including flak jackets and military helmets, temporarily exported to Syria by UN personnel, personnel of the European Union or its Member States, representatives of the media and humanitarian and development workers and associated personnel for their personal use only.

Article 3

The sale, supply, transfer or export of equipment or software intended primarily for use in the monitoring or interception by the Syrian regime, or on its behalf, of the Internet and of telephone communications on mobile or fixed networks in Syria and the provision of assistance to install, operate or update such equipment or software shall be prohibited.

The Union shall take the necessary measures in order to determine the relevant elements to be covered by this Article.

Article 4

1.   The purchase, import or transport from Syria of crude oil and petroleum products shall be prohibited.

2.   It shall be prohibited to provide, directly or indirectly, financing or financial assistance, including financial derivatives, as well as insurance and reinsurance, related to the prohibitions referred to in paragraph 1.

Article 5

The prohibitions in Article 4 shall be without prejudice to the execution, until 15 November 2011, of obligations provided for in contracts concluded before 2 September 2011.

Article 6

1.   The sale, supply or transfer of key equipment and technology for the following key sectors of the oil and natural gas industry in Syria, or to Syrian or Syrian-owned enterprises engaged in those sectors outside Syria, by nationals of Member States, or from the territories of Member States, or using vessels or aircraft under the jurisdiction of Member States shall be prohibited whether or not originating in their territories:

(a)

refining;

(b)

liquefied natural gas;

(c)

exploration;

(d)

production.

The Union shall take the necessary measures in order to determine the relevant items to be covered by this paragraph.

2.   It shall be prohibited to provide the following to enterprises in Syria that are engaged in the key sectors of the Syrian oil and gas industry referred to in paragraph 1 or to Syrian, or Syrian-owned enterprises engaged in those sectors outside Syria:

(a)

technical assistance or training and other services related to key equipment and technology as referred to in paragraph 1;

(b)

financing or financial assistance for any sale, supply, transfer or export of key equipment and technology as set out in paragraph 1 or for the provision of related technical assistance or training.

Article 7

1.   The prohibition in Article 6(1) shall be without prejudice to the execution of an obligation relating to the delivery of goods provided for in contracts awarded or concluded before 1 December 2011.

2.   The prohibitions in Article 6 shall be without prejudice to the execution of an obligation arising from contracts awarded or concluded before 1 December 2011 and relating to investments made in Syria before 23 September 2011 by enterprises established in Member States.

Article 8

The delivery of Syrian denominated banknotes and coinage to the Central Bank of Syria shall be prohibited.

RESTRICTIONS ON FINANCING OF CERTAIN ENTERPRISES

Article 9

The following shall be prohibited:

(a)

the granting of any financial loan or credit to enterprises in Syria that are engaged in the Syrian oil industry sectors of exploration, production or refining, or to Syrian or Syrian-owned enterprises engaged in those sectors outside Syria;

(b)

the granting of any financial loan or credit to enterprises in Syria that are engaged in the construction of new power plants for the production of electricity in Syria;

(c)

the acquisition or extension of a participation in enterprises in Syria that are engaged in the Syrian oil industry sectors of exploration, production or refining, or in Syrian or Syrian-owned enterprises engaged in those sectors outside Syria, including the acquisition in full of such enterprises and the acquisition of shares or securities of a participating nature;

(d)

the acquisition or extension of a participation in enterprises in Syria that are engaged in the construction of new power plants for the production of electricity in Syria, including the acquisition in full of such enterprises and the acquisition of shares or securities of a participating nature;

(e)

the creation of any joint venture with enterprises in Syria that are engaged in the Syrian oil industry sectors of exploration, production or refining and with any subsidiary or affiliate under their control;

(f)

the creation of any joint venture with enterprises in Syria that are engaged in the construction of new power plants for the production of electricity in Syria and with any subsidiary or affiliate under their control.

Article 10

1.   The prohibitions set out in points (a) and (c) of Article 9:

(i)

shall be without prejudice to the execution of an obligation arising from contracts or agreements concluded before 23 September 2011;

(ii)

shall not prevent the extension of a participation, if such extension is an obligation under an agreement concluded before 23 September 2011.

2.   The prohibitions set out in points (b) and (d) of Article 9:

(i)

shall be without prejudice to the execution of an obligation arising from contracts or agreements concluded before 1 December 2011;

(ii)

shall not prevent the extension of a participation, if such extension is an obligation under an agreement concluded before 1 December 2011.

RESTRICTIONS ON INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECTS

Article 11

1.   Participation in the construction of new power plants for the production of electricity in Syria shall be prohibited.

2.   It shall be prohibited to provide technical assistance or financing or financial assistance to the construction of new power plants for the production of electricity in Syria.

3.   The prohibition in paragraphs 1 and 2 shall be without prejudice to the execution of an obligation arising from contracts or agreements concluded before 1 December 2011.

RESTRICTIONS ON FINANCIAL SUPPORT FOR TRADE

Article 12

1.   Member States shall exercise restraint in entering into new short and medium term commitments for public and private provided financial support for trade with Syria, including the granting of export credits, guarantees or insurance, to their nationals or entities involved in such trade, with a view to reducing their outstanding amounts, in particular to avoid any financial support contributing to the violent repression against the civilian population in Syria. In addition, Member States shall not enter into new long-term commitments for public and private provided financial support for trade with Syria.

2.   Paragraph 1 shall not affect commitments established prior to 1 December 2011.

3.   Paragraph 1 shall not concern trade for food, agricultural, medical or other humanitarian purposes.

CHAPTER 2

FINANCIAL SECTOR

Article 13

Member States shall not enter into new commitments for grants, financial assistance or concessional loans to the Government of Syria, including through their participation in international financial institutions, except for humanitarian and developmental purposes.

Article 14

The following shall be prohibited:

(a)

any disbursement or payment by the European Investment Bank (EIB) under or in connection with any existing loan agreements entered into between Syria and the EIB;

(b)

the continuation by the EIB of any existing Technical Assistance Service Contracts for sovereign projects located in Syria.

Article 15

The following shall be prohibited: the direct or indirect sale or purchase of, or brokering or assistance in the issuance of Syrian public or public-guaranteed bonds issued after 1 December 2011 to and from the Government of Syria, its public bodies, corporations and agencies, the Central Bank of Syria, or banks domiciled in Syria, or branches and subsidiaries within and outside the jurisdiction of Member States of banks domiciled in Syria, or financial entities that are neither domiciled in Syria nor within the jurisdiction of the Member States, but are controlled by persons and entities domiciled in Syria as well as any persons and entities acting on their behalf or at their direction, or entities owned or controlled by them.

Article 16

1.   The opening of new branches, subsidiaries, or representative offices of Syrian banks in the territories of Member States, and the establishment of new joint ventures, or the taking of an ownership interest, or the establishment of new correspondent banking relationships by Syrian banks, including the Central Bank of Syria, its branches and subsidiaries and financial entities that are not domiciled in Syria, but are controlled by persons or entities domiciled in Syria, with banks in the jurisdiction of Member States, shall be prohibited.

2.   Financial institutions within the territories of the Member States or under their jurisdiction shall be prohibited from opening representative offices, subsidiaries or banking accounts in Syria.

Article 17

1.   The provision of insurance and re-insurance to the Government of Syria, its public bodies, corporations and agencies or to any persons or entities acting on their behalf or at their direction, or to entities owned or controlled by them, including through illicit means, shall be prohibited.

2.   Paragraph 1 shall not apply to the provision of:

(a)

health or travel insurance to natural persons;

(b)

compulsory or third party insurance to Syrian persons, entities or bodies based in the Union;

(c)

insurance or re-insurance to the owner of a vessel, aircraft or vehicle chartered by a Syrian person, entity or body and which person, entity or body is not listed in Annexes I or II.

CHAPTER 3

RESTRICTIONS ON ADMISSION

Article 18

1.   Member States shall take the necessary measures to prevent the entry into, or transit through, their territories of the persons responsible for the violent repression against the civilian population in Syria, persons benefiting from or supporting the regime, and persons associated with them, as listed in Annex I.

2.   Paragraph 1 shall not oblige a Member State to refuse its own nationals entry into its territory.

3.   Paragraph 1 shall be without prejudice to the cases where a Member State is bound by an obligation of international law, namely:

(a)

as a host country to an international intergovernmental organisation;

(b)

as a host country to an international conference convened by, or under the auspices of, the UN;

(c)

under a multilateral agreement conferring privileges and immunities; or

(d)

under the 1929 Treaty of Conciliation (Lateran pact) concluded by the Holy See (State of the Vatican City) and Italy.

4.   Paragraph 3 shall be considered as also applying in cases where a Member State is host country to the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE).

5.   The Council shall be duly informed in all cases where a Member State grants an exemption pursuant to paragraphs 3 or 4.

6.   Member States may grant exemptions from the measures imposed under paragraph 1 where travel is justified on the grounds of urgent humanitarian need, or on grounds of attending intergovernmental meetings, including those promoted by the Union, or hosted by a Member State holding the Chairmanship in office of the OSCE, where a political dialogue is conducted that directly promotes democracy, human rights and the rule of law in Syria.

7.   A Member State wishing to grant exemptions referred to in paragraph 6 shall notify the Council in writing. The exemption shall be deemed to be granted unless one or more of the Council members raises an objection in writing within two working days of receiving notification of the proposed exemption. Should one or more of the Council members raise an objection, the Council, acting by a qualified majority, may decide to grant the proposed exemption.

8.   Where, pursuant to paragraphs 3 to 7, a Member State authorises the entry into, or transit through, its territory of persons listed in Annex I, the authorisation shall be limited to the purpose for which it is given and to the person concerned therewith.

CHAPTER 4

FREEZING OF FUNDS AND ECONOMIC RESSOURCES

Article 19

1.   All funds and economic resources belonging to, or owned, held or controlled by persons responsible for the violent repression against the civilian population in Syria, persons and entities benefiting from or supporting the regime, and persons and entities associated with them, as listed in Annexes I and II, shall be frozen.

2.   No funds or economic resources shall be made available, directly or indirectly, to or for the benefit of, the natural or legal persons or entities listed in Annexes I and II.

3.   The competent authority of a Member State may authorise the release of certain frozen funds or economic resources, or the making available of certain funds or economic resources, under such conditions as it deems appropriate, after having determined that the funds or economic resources concerned are:

(a)

necessary to satisfy the basic needs of the persons listed in Annexes I and II and their dependent family members, including payments for foodstuffs, rent or mortgage, medicines and medical treatment, taxes, insurance premiums, and public utility charges;

(b)

intended exclusively for the payment of reasonable professional fees and the reimbursement of incurred expenses associated with the provision of legal services;

(c)

intended exclusively for the payment of fees or service charges for the routine holding or maintenance of frozen funds or economic resources; or

(d)

necessary for extraordinary expenses, provided that the competent authority has notified the competent authority of the other Member States and the Commission of the grounds on which it considers that a specific authorisation should be granted, at least two weeks prior to the authorisation;

(e)

necessary for humanitarian purposes, such as delivering or facilitating the delivery of assistance, including medical supplies, food, humanitarian workers and related assistance, or evacuations from Syria;

(f)

to be paid into or from an account of a diplomatic or consular mission or an international organisation enjoying immunities in accordance with international law, in so far as such payments are intended to be used for official purposes of the diplomatic or consular mission or international organisation.

A Member State shall inform the other Member States and the Commission of any authorisation it grants under this paragraph.

4.   By way of derogation from paragraph 1, the competent authorities of a Member State may authorise the release of certain frozen funds or economic resources, provided that the following conditions are met:

(a)

the funds or economic resources are the subject of a judicial, administrative or arbitral lien established prior to the date on which the natural or legal person or entity referred to in paragraph 1 of this Article was included in Annex I or II, or of a judicial, administrative or arbitral judgment rendered prior to that date;

(b)

the funds or economic resources will be used exclusively to satisfy claims secured by such a lien or recognised as valid in such a judgment, within the limits set by the applicable laws and regulations governing the rights of persons having such claims;

(c)

the lien or judgment is not for the benefit of a natural or legal person or entity listed in Annex I or II; and

(d)

recognising the lien or judgement is not contrary to public policy in the Member State concerned.

A Member State shall inform the other Member States and the Commission of any authorisation granted under this paragraph.

5.   Paragraph 1 shall not prevent a designated person or entity from making a payment due under a contract entered into before the listing of such a person or entity, provided that the relevant Member State has determined that the payment is not directly or indirectly received by a person or entity referred to in paragraph 1.

6.   Paragraph 1 shall not prevent a designated entity listed in Annex II, for a period of two months after the date of its designation, from making a payment from frozen funds or economic resources received by such entity after the date of its designation, where such payment is due under a contract in connection with the financing of trade, provided that the relevant Member State has determined that the payment is not directly or indirectly received by a person or entity referred to in paragraph 1.

7.   Paragraph 2 shall not apply to the addition to frozen accounts of:

(a)

interest or other earnings on those accounts; or

(b)

payments due under contracts, agreements or obligations that were concluded or arose prior to the date on which those accounts became subject to this Decision,

provided that any such interest, other earnings and payments remain subject to paragraph 1.

CHAPTER 5

GENERAL AND FINAL PROVISIONS

Article 20

No claims, including for compensation or indemnification or any other claim of this kind, such as a claim of set-off, fines or a claim under a guarantee, claims for extension or payment of a bond, financial guarantee, including claims arising from letters of credit and similar instruments in connection with any contract or transaction the performance of which was affected, directly or indirectly, wholly or in part, by reason of measures covered by this Decision, shall be granted to the designated persons or entities listed in Annexes I and II, or any other person or entity in Syria, including the Government of Syria, its public bodies, corporations and agencies, or any person or entity claiming through or for the benefit of any such person or entity.

Article 21

1.   The Council, acting upon a proposal by a Member State or the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, shall establish and amend the lists in Annexes I and II.

2.   The Council shall communicate its decision on listing, including the grounds therefor, to the person or entity concerned, either directly, if the address is known, or through the publication of a notice, providing such person or entity with an opportunity to present observations.

3.   Where observations are submitted, or where substantial new evidence is presented, the Council shall review its decision and inform the person or entity concerned accordingly.

Article 22

1.   Annexes I and II shall include the grounds for listing the persons and entities concerned.

2.   Annexes I and II shall also contain, where available, the information necessary to identify the persons or entities concerned. With regard to persons, such information may include names, including aliases, date and place of birth, nationality, passport and identity card numbers, gender, address if known, and function or profession. With regard to entities, such information may include names, place and date of registration, registration number and place of business.

Article 23

It shall be prohibited to participate, knowingly or intentionally, in activities the object or effect of which is to circumvent the prohibitions laid down in this Decision.

Article 24

In order to maximise the impact of the measures set out in this Decision, the Union shall encourage third States to adopt restrictive measures similar to those contained in this Decision.

Article 25

This Decision shall apply for a period of 12 months. It shall be kept under constant review. It shall be renewed, or amended as appropriate, if the Council deems that its objectives have not been met.

Article 26

Decision 2011/273/CFSP is hereby repealed.

Article 27

This Decision shall enter into force on the date of its adoption.

Done at Brussels, 1 December 2011.

For the Council

The President

C. ASHTON


(1)  OJ L 121, 10.5.2011, p. 11.


ANNEX I

List of persons and entities referred to in Articles 18 and 19

A.   Persons

 

Name

Identifying information

Reasons

Date of listing

1.

Bashar Al-Assad

Born 11 September 1965 in Damascus;

diplomatic passport No D1903

President of the Republic; person authorising and supervising the crackdown on demonstrators.

23.05.2011

2.

Maher (a.k.a. Mahir) Al-Assad

Born 8 December 1967;

diplomatic passport No 4138

Commander of the Army’s 4th Armoured Division, member of Ba’ath Party Central Command, strongman of the Republican Guard; brother of President Bashar Al-Assad; principal overseer of violence against demonstrators.

09.05.2011

3.

Ali Mamluk (a.k.a. Mamlouk)

Born on 19 February 1946 in Damascus;

diplomatic passport No 983

Head of Syrian General Intelligence Directorate (GID); involved in violence against demonstrators.

09.05.2011

4.

Muhammad Ibrahim Al-Sha’ar (a.k.a. Mohammad Ibrahim Al-Chaar)

 

Minister of Interior; involved in violence against demonstrators.

09.05.2011

5.

Atej (a.k.a. Atef, Atif) Najib

 

Former Head of the Political Security Directorate in Dara'a; cousin of President Bashar Al-Assad; involved in violence against demonstrators.

09.05.2011

6.

Hafiz Makhluf (a.k.a. Hafez Makhlouf)

Born on 2 April 1971 in Damascus;

diplomatic passport No 2246

Colonel and Head of Unit in General Intelligence Directorate, Damascus Branch; cousin of President Bashar Al-Assad; close to Maher Al-Assad; involved in violence against demonstrators.

09.05.2011

7.

Muhammad Dib Zaytun (a.k.a. Mohammed Dib Zeitoun)

Born on 20 May 1951 in Damascus;

diplomatic passport No D000001300

Head of Political Security Directorate; involved in violence against demonstrators.

09.05.2011

8.

Amjad Al-Abbas

 

Head of Political Security in Banyas, involved in violence against demonstrators in Baida.

09.05.2011

9.

Rami Makhlouf

Born on 10 July 1969 in Damascus,

passport No 454224

Syrian businessman; associate of Maher Al-Assad; cousin of President Bashar Al-Assad; provides funding to the regime allowing violence against demonstrators.

09.05.2011

10.

Abd Al-Fatah Qudsiyah

Born in 1953 in Hama;

diplomatic passport No D0005788

Head of Syrian Military Intelligence (SMI); involved in violence against the civilian population.

09.05.2011

11.

Jamil Hassan

 

Head of Syrian Air Force Intelligence; involved in violence against the civilian population.

09.05.2011

12.

Rustum Ghazali

Born on 3 May 1953 in Dara’a;

diplomatic passport No D000000887

Head of Syrian Military Intelligence, Damascus Countryside Branch; involved in violence against the civilian population.

09.05.2011

13.

Fawwaz Al-Assad

Born on 18 June 1962 in Kerdala;

passport No 88238

Involved in violence against the civilian population as part of the Shabiha militia.

09.05.2011

14.

Munzir Al-Assad

Born on 1 March 1961 in Latakia;

passport No 86449 and No 842781

Involved in violence against the civilian population as part of the Shabiha militia.

09.05.2011

15.

Asif Shawkat

Born on 15 January 1950 in Al-Madehleh, Tartus

Deputy Chief of Staff for Security and Reconnaissance; involved in violence against the civilian population.

23.05.2011

16.

Hisham Ikhtiyar

Born in 1941

Head of Syrian National Security Bureau; involved in violence against the civilian population.

23.05.2011

17.

Faruq Al Shar’

Born on 10 December 1938

Vice-President of Syria; involved in violence against the civilian population.

23.05.2011

18.

Muhammad Nasif Khayrbik

Born on 10 April 1937 (or 20 May 1937) in Hama,

diplomatic passport No 0002250

Deputy Vice-President of Syria for National Security Affairs; involved in violence against the civilian population.

23.05.2011

19.

Mohamed Hamcho

Born on 20 May 1966;

passport No 002954347

Brother-in-law of Maher Al-Assad; businessman and local agent for several foreign companies; provides funding to the regime allowing violence against demonstrators.

23.05.2011

20.

Iyad (a.k.a. Eyad) Makhlouf

Born on 21 January 1973 in Damascus;

passport No N001820740

Brother of Rami Makhlouf and GID Officer involved in violence against the civilian population.

23.05.2011

21.

Bassam Al Hassan

 

Presidential Advisor for Strategic Affairs; involved in violence against the civilian population.

23.05.2011

22.

Dawud Rajiha

 

Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces responsible for the military involvement in violence against peaceful protesters.

23.05.2011

23.

Ihab (a.k.a. Ehab, Iehab) Makhlouf

Born on 21 January 1973 in Damascus;

passport No N002848852

Vice-President of SyriaTel and caretaker for Rami Makhlouf's US company; provides funding to the regime allowing violence against demonstrators.

23.05.2011

24.

Zoulhima Chaliche (Dhu al-Himma Shalish)

Born in 1951 or 1946 in Kerdaha.

Head of presidential security; involved in violence against demonstrators; first cousin of President Bashar Al-Assad.

23.6.2011

25.

Riyad Chaliche (Riyad Shalish)

 

Director of Military Housing Establishment; provides funding to the regime; first cousin of President Bashar Al-Assad.

23.6.2011

26.

Brigadier Commander Mohammad Ali Jafari (a.k.a. Ja’fari, Aziz; a.k.a. Jafari, Ali; a.k.a. Jafari, Mohammad Ali; a.k.a. Ja’fari, Mohammad Ali; a.k.a. Jafari-Najafabadi, Mohammad Ali)

Born 1 Sep 1957 in Yazd, Iran.

General Commander of Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps, involved in providing equipment and support to help the Syrian regime suppress protests in Syria.

23.6.2011

27.

Major General Qasem Soleimani (a.k.a. Qasim Soleimany)

 

Commander of Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps, IRGC - Qods, involved in providing equipment and support to help the Syrian regime suppress protests in Syria.

23.6.2011

28.

Hossein Taeb (a.k.a. Taeb, Hassan; a.k.a. Taeb, Hosein; a.k.a. Taeb, Hossein; a.k.a. Taeb, Hussayn; a.k.a. Hojjatoleslam Hossein Ta’eb)

Born 1963 in Tehran, Iran.

Deputy Commander for Intelligence of Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps, involved in providing equipment and support to help the Syrian regime suppress protests in Syria.

23.6.2011

29.

Khalid Qaddur

 

Business associate of Maher Al-Assad; provides funding to the regime.

23.6.2011

30.

Ra’if Al-Quwatli (a.k.a. Ri’af Al-Quwatli)

 

Business associate of Maher Al-Assad; provides funding to the regime.

23.6.2011

31.

Mohammad Mufleh

 

Head of Syrian Military Intelligence in the town of Hama, involved in the crackdown on demonstrators.

1.8.2011

32.

Major General Tawfiq Younes

 

Head of the Department for Internal Security of the General Intelligence Directorate; involved in violence against the civilian population.

1.8.2011

33.

Mr Mohammed Makhlouf (a.k.a. Abu Rami)

Born in Latakia, Syria, 19.10.1932

Close associate and maternal uncle of Bashar and Mahir al-Assad. Business associate and father of Rami, Ihab and Iyad Makhlouf.

1.8.2011

34.

Ayman Jabir

Born Latakia

Associate of Mahir al-Assad for the Shabiha militia. Directly involved in repression and violence against the civilian population and coordination of Shabiha militia groups

1.8.2011

35.

General Ali Habib Mahmoud

Born Tartous, 1939.

Appointed Minister for Defence 3 June 2009

Minister for Defence. Responsible for conduct and operations of Syrian Armed Forces involved in repression and violence against the civilian population

1.8.2011

36.

Hayel Al-Assad

 

Assistant to Maher Al-Assad, Head of the military police unit of the army's 4th Division, involved in repression.

23.8.2011

37.

Ali Al-Salim

 

Director of the supplies office of the Syrian Ministry of Defence, entry point for all arms acquisitions by the Syrian army.

23.8.2011

38.

Nizar Al-Assad (

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Cousin of Bashar Al-Assad; previously head of the ‘Nizar Oilfield Supplies’ company.

Very close to key government officials. Financing Shabiha in the region of Latakia.

23.8.2011

39.

Brigadier-General Rafiq Shahadah

 

Head of Syrian Military Intelligence (SMI) Branch 293 (Internal Affairs) in Damascus. Directly involved in repression and violence against the civilian population in Damascus. Advisor to President Bashar Al-Assad for strategic questions and military intelligence.

23.8.2011

40.

Brigadier-General Jamea Jamea (Jami Jami)

 

Branch Chief for Syrian Military Intelligence (SMI) in Dayr az-Zor. Directly involved in repression and violence against the civilian population in Dayr az-Zor and Alboukamal.

23.8.2011

41.

Hassan Bin-Ali Al-Turkmani

Born 1935 in Aleppo

Deputy Vice Minister, former Minister for Defence, Special Envoy of President Bashar Al-Assad.

23.8.2011

42.

Muhammad Said Bukhaytan

 

Assistant Regional Secretary of Ba’ath Arab Socialist Party since 2005, 2000-2005 Director for the national security of the regional Ba’ath party. Former Governor of Hama (1998-2000). Close associate of President Bashar Al-Assad and Maher Al-Assad. Senior decision-maker in the regime on repression of civilian population.

23.8.2011

43.

Ali Douba

 

Responsible for killings in Hama in 1980, has been called back to Damascus as special advisor to President Bashar Al-Assad.

23.8.2011

44.

Brigadier-General Nawful Al-Husayn

 

Idlib Syrian Military Intelligence (SMI) Branch Chief. Directly involved in repression and violence against the civilian population in Idlib province.

23.8.2011

45.

Brigadier Husam Sukkar

 

Presidential Adviser on Security Affairs. Presidential Adviser for security agencies’ repression and violence against the civilian population.

23.8.2011

46.

Brigadier-General Muhammed Zamrini

 

Branch Chief for Syrian Military Intelligence (SMI) in Homs. Directly involved in repression and violence against the civilian population in Homs.

23.8.2011

47.

Lieutenant-General Munir Adanov (Adnuf)

 

Deputy Chief of General Staff, Operations and Training for Syrian Army. Directly involved in repression and violence against the civilian population in Syria.

23.8.2011

48.

Brigadier-General Ghassan Khalil

 

Head of General Intelligence Directorate’s (GID) Information Branch. Directly involved in repression and violence against the civilian population in Syria.

23.8.2011

49.

Mohammed Jabir

Born in Latakia

Shabiha militia. Associate of Maher Al-Assad for the Shabiha militia. Directly involved in repression and violence against the civilian population and coordination of Shabiha militia groups.

23.8.2011

50.

Samir Hassan

 

Close business associate of Maher Al-Assad. Known for supporting the Syrian regime financially.

23.8.2011

51.

Fares Chehabi (Fares Shihabi)

 

President of Aleppo Chamber of Industry. Provides financial support to the Syrian regime.

2.09.2011

52.

Emad Ghraiwati

Born March 1959 in Damascus, Syria

President of the Damascus Chamber of Industry (Zuhair Ghraiwati Sons). Provides financial support to the Syrian regime.

2.9.2011

53.

Tarif Akhras

Born 1949 in Homs, Syria

Founder of the Akhras Group (commodities, trading, processing and logistics), Homs. Provides financial support to the Syrian regime.

2.9.2011

54.

Issam Anbouba

Born 1949 in Latakia, Syria

President of Issam Anbouba Est. for agro-industry. Provides financial support to the Syrian regime.

2.9.2011

55.

Tayseer Qala Awwad

Born 1943 in Damascus

Minister of Justice. Associated with the Syrian regime, including by supporting its policies and practices of arbitrary arrest and detention.

23.09.2011

56.

Dr Adnan Hassan Mahmoud

Born 1966 in Tartous

Minister of Information. Associated with the Syrian regime, including by supporting and promoting its information policy.

23.09.2011

57.

Major General Jumah Al-Ahmad

 

Commander Special Forces. Responsible for the use of violence against protestors across Syria.

14.11.2011

58.

Colonel Lu’ai al-Ali

 

Head of Syrian Military Intelligence, Dara’a Branch. Responsible for the violence against protesters in Dara’a.

14.11.2011

59.

Lt. General Ali Abdullah Ayyub

 

Deputy Chief of General Staff (Personnel and Manpower). Responsible for the use of violence against protestors across Syria.

14.11.2011

60.

Lt. General Jasim al-Furayj

 

Chief of General staff. Responsible for the use of violence against protestors across Syria.

14.11.2011

61.

General Aous (Aws) ASLAN

Born 1958

Head of Battalion in the Republican Guard. Close to Maher al-ASSAD and President al-ASSAD. Involved in the crackdown on the civilian population across Syria.

14.11.2011

62.

General Ghassan Belal

 

General in command of the 4th Division reserve bureau. Adviser to Maher al-ASSAD and coordinator of security operations. Responsible for the crackdown on the civilian population across Syria.

14.11.2011

63.

Abdullah Berri

 

Head of Berri family militia. In charge of pro-government militia involved in the crackdown on the civilian population in Aleppo.

14.11.2011

64.

George Chaoui

 

Member of Syrian electronic army. Involved in the violent crackdown and call for violence against the civilian population across Syria.

14.11.2011

65.

Major General Zuhair Hamad

 

Deputy Head of General Intelligence Directorate. Responsible for the use of violence across Syria and for intimidation and torture of protestors.

14.11.2011

66.

Amar Ismael

 

Civilian - Head of Syrian electronic army (territorial army intelligence service). Involved in the violent crackdown and call for violence against the civilian population across Syria.

14.11.2011

67.

Mujahed Ismail

 

Member of Syrian electronic army. Involved in the violent crackdown and call for violence against the civilian population across Syria.

14.11.2011

68.

Saqr Khayr Bek

 

Deputy Minister for the Interior. Responsible for the use of violence against the civilian population in Syria.

14.11.2011

69.

Major General Nazih

 

Deputy Director of General Intelligence Directorate. Responsible for the use of violence across Syria and intimidation and torture of protestors.

14.11.2011

70.

Kifah Moulhem

 

Batallion Commander in the 4th Division. Responsible for the crackdown on the civilian population in Deir el-Zor.

14.11.2011

71.

Major General Wajih Mahmud

 

Commander 18th Armoured Division. Responsible for the violence against protestors in Homs.

14.11.2011

72.

Bassam Sabbagh

Born on 24 August 1959 in Damascus.

Address: Kasaa, Anwar al Attar Street, al Midani building, Damascus.

Syrian passport no 004326765 issued 2 November 2008, valid until November 2014.

Member of the Paris Bar.

Head of Sabbagh & Associates law firm (Damascus). Legal and financial adviser and manages affairs of Rami Makhlouf and Khaldoun Makhlouf. Involved with Bashar al-Assad in funding a real estate project in Latakia. Provides financial support for the regime.

14.11.2011

73.

Lt. General Mustafa Tlass

 

Deputy Chief of General Staff (Logistics and supplies). Responsible for the use of violence against protestors across Syria.

14.11.2011

74.

Major General Fu’ad Tawil

 

Deputy head Syrian Air Force Intelligence. Responsible for the use of violence across Syria and intimidation and torture of protestors.

14.11.2011

75.

Mohammad Al-Jleilati

Born 1945 in Damascus

Minister of Finance. Responsible for the Syrian economy

1.12.2011

76.

Dr. Mohammad Nidal Al-Shaar

Born 1956 in Aleppo

Minister of Economy and Trade. Responsible for the Syrian economy.

1.12.2011

77.

Lt. General Fahid Al-Jassim

 

Chief of Staff. Military official involved in the violence in Homs

1.12.2011

78.

Major General Ibrahim Al-Hassan

 

Deputy Chief of Staff. Military official involved in the violence in Homs

1.12.2011

79.

Brigadier Khalil Zghraybih

 

14th Division. Military official involved in the violence in Homs

1.12.2011

80.

Brigadier Ali Barakat

 

103rd Brigade of the Republican Guard Division. Military official involved in the violence in Homs

1.12.2011

81.

Brigadier Talal Makhluf

 

103rd Brigade of the Republican Guard Division. Military official involved in the violence in Homs

1.12.2011

82.

Brigadier Nazih Hassun

 

Syrian Air Force Intelligence. Military official involved in the violence in Homs

1.12.2011

83.

Captain Maan Jdiid

 

Presidential Guard. Military official involved in the violence in Homs

1.12.2011

84.

Muahmamd Al-Shaar

 

Political Security Division. Military official involved in the violence in Homs

1.12.2011

85.

Khald Al-Taweel

 

Political Security Division. Military official involved in the violence in Homs

1.12.2011

86.

Ghiath Fayad

 

Political Security Division. Military official involved in the violence in Homs

1.12.2011


B.   Entities

 

Name

Identifying information

Reasons

Date of listing

1.

Bena Properties

 

Controlled by Rami Makhlouf; provides funding to the regime.

23.6.2011

2.

Al Mashreq Investment Fund (AMIF) (alias Sunduq Al Mashrek Al Istithmari)

P.O. Box 108, Damascus

Tel.: 963 112110059 / 963 112110043

Fax: 963 933333149

Controlled by Rami Makhlouf; provides funding to the regime.

23.6.2011

3.

Hamcho International (Hamsho International Group)

Baghdad Street, P.O. Box 8254, Damascus

Tel.: 963 112316675

Fax: 963 112318875

Website: www.hamshointl.com

E-mail: info@hamshointl.com and hamshogroup@yahoo.com

Controlled by Mohammad Hamcho or Hamsho; provides funding to the regime.

23.6.2011

4.

Military Housing Establishment (alias MILIHOUSE)

 

Public works company controlled by Riyad Shalish and Ministry of Defence; provides funding to the regime.

23.6.2011

5.

Political Security Directorate

 

Syrian government agency directly involved in repression.

23.8.2011

6.

General Intelligence Directorate

 

Syrian government agency directly involved in repression.

23.8.2011

7.

Military Intelligence Directorate

 

Syrian government agency directly involved in repression.

23.8.2011

8.

Air Force Intelligence Agency

 

Syrian government agency directly involved in repression.

23.8.2011

9.

IRGC Qods Force (Quds Force)

Teheran, Iran

The Qods (or Quds) Force is a specialist arm of the Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC). The Qods Force is involved in providing equipment and support to help the Syria regime suppress protests in Syria. IRGC Qods Force has provided technical assistance, equipment and support to the Syrian security services to repress civilian protest movements.

23.8.2011

10.

Mada Transport

Subsidiary of Cham Holding (Sehanya Dara'a Highway, PO Box 9525 Tel: 00 963 11 99 62)

Economic entity financing the regime.

2.09.2011

11.

Cham Investment Group

Subsidiary of Cham Holding (Sehanya Dara'a Highway, PO Box 9525 Tel: 00 963 11 99 62)

Economic entity financing the regime.

2.09.2011

12.

Real Estate Bank

Insurance Bldg- Yousef Al-Azmeh Square, Damascus P.O. Box: 2337 Damascus Syrian Arab Republic

Tel: (+963) 11 2456777 and 2218602

Fax: (+963) 11 2237938 and 2211186

Bank's e-mail: Publicrelations@reb.sy,

Website: www.reb.sy

State-owned bank providing financial support for the regime.

2.09.2011

13.

Addounia TV (a.k.a. Dounia TV)

Tel: +963-11-5667274, +963-11-5667271,

Fax: +963-11-5667272

Website: http://www.addounia.tv

Addounia TV has incited violence against the civilian population in Syria.

23.09.2011

14.

Cham Holding

Cham Holding Building Daraa Highway - Ashrafiyat Sahnaya Rif Dimashq – Syria P.O Box 9525

Tel +963 (11) 9962 +963 (11) 668 14000 +963 (11) 673 1044

Fax +963 (11) 673 1274

E-mail: info@chamholding.sy

Website:www.chamholding.sy

Controlled by Rami Makhlouf; largest holding company in Syria, benefiting from and supporting the regime.

23.09.2011

15.

El-Tel Co. (El-Tel Middle East Company)

Address: Dair Ali Jordan Highway, P.O.Box 13052, Damascus – Syria

Tel: +963-11-2212345

Fax: +963-11-44694450

E-mail: sales@eltelme.com

Website: www.eltelme.com

Manufacturing and supplying telecommunication equipment for the Army.

23.09.2011

16.

Ramak Constructions Co.

Address: Dara'a Highway, Damascus, Syria

Tel: +963-11-6858111

Mobile: +963-933-240231

Construction of military barracks, border post barracks and other buildings for Army needs.

23.09.2011

17.

Souruh Company (a.k.a. SOROH Al Cham Company)

Address: Adra Free Zone Area Damascus – Syria

Tel: +963-11-5327266

Mobile: +963-933-526812 +963-932-878282

Fax:+963-11-5316396

E-mail: sorohco@gmail.com

Website: http://sites.google.com/site/ sorohco

Investment in local military industrial projects, manufacturing weapons parts and related items. 100% of the company is owned by Rami Makhlouf.

23.09.2011

18.

Syriatel

Thawra Street, Ste Building 6th Floor, BP 2900

Tel: +963 11 61 26 270

Fax: +963 11 23 73 97 19

E-mail: info@syriatel.com.sy;

Website: http://syriatel.sy/

Controlled by Rami Makhlouf; provides financial support to the regime: through its licensing contract it pays 50 % of its profits to the Government.

23.09.2011

19.

Cham Press TV

Al Qudsi building, 2nd Floor - Baramkeh - Damas

Tel: +963 - 11- 2260805

Fax: +963 - 11 - 2260806

E-mail: mail@champress.com

Website: www.champress.net

Television channel which participates in campaigns to spread disinformation and incite violence against demonstrators

1.12.2011

20.

Al Watan

Al Watan Newspaper - Damascus – Duty Free Zone

Tel: 00963 11 2137400

Fax: 00963 11 2139928

Daily newspaper which participates in campaigns to spread disinformation and incite violence against demonstrators

1.12.2011

21.

Centre d’études et de recherches syrien (CERS) (CERS, Centre d’Etude et de Recherche Scientifique; SSRC, Scientific Studies and Research Center; Centre de Recherche de Kaboun

Barzeh Street, PO Box 4470, Damas

Provides support to the Syrian army for the acquisition of equipment used directly for the surveillance and repression of demonstrators.

1.12.2011

22.

Business Lab

Maysat Square, Al Rasafi Street Bldg. 9, PO Box 7155, Damascus

Tel: 963112725499

Fax: 963112725399

Front company for the acquisition of sensitive equipment by the CERS.

1.12.2011

23.

Industrial Solutions

Baghdad Street 5, PO Box 6394, Damascus

Tel /fax: 963114471080

Front company for the acquisition of sensitive equipment by the CERS.

1.12.2011

24.

Mechanical Construction Factory (MCF)

P.O. Box 35202, Industrial Zone, Al-Qadam Road, Damas

Front company for the acquisition of sensitive equipment by the CERS.

1.12.2011

25.

Syronics – Syrian Arab Co. for Electronic Industries

Kaboon Street, P.O.Box 5966, Damascus

Tel.-No.:+963-11-5111352

Fax:+963-11-5110117

Front company for the acquisition of sensitive equipment by the CERS.

1.12.2011

26.

Handasieh – Organization for Engineering Industries

P.O.Box 5966,Abou Bakr Al- Seddeq St., Damascus and PO BOX 2849 Al-Moutanabi Street, Damascus and PO BOX 21120 Baramkeh, Damascus

Tel: 963112121816 – 963112121834 – 963112214650 – 963112212743 – 963115110117

Front company for the acquisition of sensitive equipment by the CERS.

1.12.2011

27.

Syria Trading Oil Company (Sytrol)

Prime Minister Building, 17 Street Nissan, Damascus, Syria.

State-owned company responsible for all oil exports from Syria. Provides financial support to the regime.

1.12.2011

28.

General Petroleum Corporation (GPC)

New Sham - Building of Syrian Oil Company, PO Box 60694, Damascus, Syria BOX: 60694

Tel: 963113141635

Fax: 963113141634

E-mail: info@gpc-sy.com

State-owned oil company. Provides financial support to the regime.

1.12.2011

29.

Al Furat Petroleum Company

Dummar - New Sham - Western Dummer 1st. Island -Property 2299- AFPC Building P.O. Box 7660 Damascus – Syria.

Tel: 00963-11- (6183333), 00963-11- (31913333)

Fax: 00963-11- (6184444), 00963-11- (31914444)

afpc@afpc.net.sy

Joint venture 50 % owned by GPC. Provides financial support to the regime.

1.12.2011


ANNEX II

List of entities referred to in Article 19(1)

Entities

 

Name

Identifying information

Reasons

Date of listing

1.

Commercial Bank of Syria

Damascus Branch, P.O. Box 2231, Moawiya St., Damascus, Syria;- P.O. Box 933, Yousef Azmeh Square, Damascus, Syria;

Aleppo Branch, P.O. Box 2, Kastel Hajjarin St., Aleppo, Syria; SWIFT/BIC CMSY SY DA; all offices worldwide [NPWMD] Website: http://cbs-bank.sy/En-index.php

Tel: +963 11 2218890

Fax: +963 11 2216975

General management: dir.cbs@mail.sy

State-owned bank providing financial support to the regime.

13.10.2011


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