New U.S. counterterrorism sanctions on a “wide range of terrorists and their supporters” were announced Tuesday night on the eve of Sept. 11 terror attack commemorations.
The targets include 15 leaders, individuals and entities affiliated with groups such as Palestinian Hamas, al Qaeda, Islamic State and Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC), the U.S. Treasury Department said in a statement.
The sanctions were applied using new tools from an executive order recently updated by U.S. President Donald Trump.
“Since the horrific attacks of 9/11, the U.S. government has refocused its counterterrorism efforts to constantly adapt to emerging threats,” Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said as he announced the moves in a White House press conference.
“President Trump’s modernized counterterrorism Executive Order enhances the authorities we use to target the finances of terror groups and their leaders to ensure they are as robust as possible,” Mnuchin said.
One of the targets mentioned by name was Muhammad Sa’id Izadi, identified by the Treasury as “the chief of the Palestinian Office of the IRGC-QF Lebanon Corp.”