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US Blacklists Kuwait-Based Terrorist Financier

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WASHINGTON – The US Treasury Department on Tuesday imposed sanctions on a Kuwait-based financier for providing support and services for terrorist groups, China’s Xinhua news agency reported.

In a statement, the Treasury Department accused Muhammad Hadi al-Anizi of providing extensive material and financial support to al-Qaeda since at least 2007 and al-Nusrah Front since at least 2014.

As a result of action, all property of al-Anizi subject to US jurisdiction are blocked, and U.S. persons are generally prohibited from engaging in transactions with him.

“From raising funds to facilitating the travel of terrorists, al-Anizi is responsible for providing key financial and logistical support to al-Nusrah Front and al-Qaeda,” said senior Treasury official John Smith.

“The Treasury Department will continue to aggressively target al-Nusrah Front’s and al-Qaeda’s financial structures to further disrupt their ability to conduct terrorist attacks,” Smith added. – BERNAMA


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