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Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Khan network Put on the OFAC List

Ahmar Mustikhan on Tue Jan 13, 2009 2:38 AM ESTNews Type:

The United States has imposed sanctions on A.Q. Khan and more than a dozen other individuals and companies who were part of his nuclear arms smuggling network. Khan, also known as 'Father of Islamic Bomb,' came on record to say last year that he was not alone in the underworld nuclear arms bazaar but that the country's army was fully involved in the racket.

http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/N12506401.htm

The nationalities of the individuals include three Pakistanis, two Turks, two Britons, two Germans, two Malaysians, one Swiss, and one Sri Lankan.

Pakistan has blocked any international investigators from interviewing Khan.

Pakistanis raised the slogans of "Allah is Great," at the time of the nuclear tests and Islamists celebrated the occasion by taking to the streets of Karachi, commercial capital of Pakistan, with missile replicas mounted on trucks. India, Israel and United States were inscribed on the missiles.

But the Baluch people protest against the nuclear tests every May, saying those deadly tests have destroyed their ancestral lands for good. Last year there were protests all over Baluchistan, Karachi, Washington DC, Toronto and Vancouver against the tests. Two of the protesters were abducted by the Pakistani intelligence services.

U.S. citizens and permanent residents are prohibited from doing any business with those individuals whose names appear on the Specially Designated List of the Treasury Department's Office of Foreign Assets Control. The individuals and entities were also designated by the Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice as being subject to the import ban of the Weapons of Mass Destruction Trade Control Regulations.

Khan's name appeared on both lists.

The following individuals have been added to OFAC's SDN list:

  • ALGUADIS, Selim; DOB 27 May 1944; POB Turkey; nationality United Kingdom; Passport 585843 (Turkey) issued 11 Nov 1999 (individual) [NPWMD]
  • CIRE, Kursad Zafer (a.k.a. CIRE, Kursat Zafer); DOB 30 Aug 1967; POB Germany; nationality Turkey; Passport 778456 (Turkey) issued 14 May 1997 expires 13 May 2007 (individual) [NPWMD]
  • FAROOQ, Muhammad; DOB 12 Mar 1949; nationality Pakistan; Passport S122252 (Pakistan) (individual) [NPWMD]
  • GEIGES, Daniel; DOB 25 Jan 1938; POB Lachen, Switzerland; nationality Switzerland; Passport 8071366 (Switzerland) (individual) [NPWMD]
    GRIFFIN, Paul Nicholas; DOB 16 Feb 1964; nationality United Kingdom (individual) [NPWMD]
  • GRIFFIN, Peter; DOB 9 Sep 1935; POB Oxford, United Kingdom; nationality United Kingdom; Passport B401584 (United Kingdom) issued 28 Sep 1989 expires28 Sep 1999; alt. Passport B109455 (United Kingdom) issued 3 Oct 1979 (individual) [NPWMD]
  • KHAN, Abdul Qadeer (a.k.a. ZAMAN, Hayder); DOB 27 Apr 1936; POB Bhopal, India; nationality Pakistan; Passport D000428 (Pakistan) (individual) [NPWMD]
    LERCH, Gotthard, Kreuzbergstrasse 4, 9472 Grabs, St Gallen Canton, Switzerland; DOB 21 Dec 1942; POB Germany; nationality Germany; Passport 3545767791D (Germany) issued 7 Aug 1998 expires 6 Aug 2008; alt. Passport 3545767791 (Germany) (individual) [NPWMD]
  • TAHIR, Buhary Seyed Abu; DOB 17 Apr 1959; POB Chennai, India; nationality Sri Lanka; Passport M2068357 (Sri Lanka) issued 4 Sep 2001 expires Sep 2006; alt. Passport M1754102 (Sri Lanka) issued 16 Mar 1999 expires 16 Mar 2004 (individual) [NPWMD]
    WISSER, Gerhard; DOB 2 Jul 1939; POB Lohne, Germany; nationality Germany; Passport 3139001443 (Germany) (individual) [NPWMD]
  • The following foreign entities and individuals have been designated by the Secretary of State as being subject to the import ban of the Weapons of Mass Destruction Trade Control Regulations (31 C.F.R. Part 539):
  • ALGUADIS, Selim; DOB 27 May 1944; POB Turkey; nationality United Kingdom; Passport 585843 (Turkey) issued 11 Nov 1999 (individual)
  • BIN RUKIBAN, Shamsul Bahrin, Malaysia (individual)
  • CIRE, Kursad Zafer (a.k.a. CIRE, Kursat Zafer); DOB 30 Aug 1967; POB Germany; nationality Turkey; Passport 778456 (Turkey) issued 14 May 1997 expires 13 May 2007 (individual)
  • EKA ELEKTRONIK KONTROL ALETLERI SANAYI VE TICARET A.S., Turkey
    ETI ELEKTROTEKNIK SANAYI VE TICARET A.S., Turkey

http://www.ens-newswire.com/ens/oct2006/2006-10-27-insmus.asp

http://www.treas.gov/offices/enforcement/ofac/

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