On 16 October 2014, the United States Department of Treasury announced new sanctions related to Syria.
The latest measures target a senior Syrian Air Force Intelligence Officer (Qusay Mihoub), believed to be responsible for serious human rights abuses in the region.
The sanctions also list 12 individuals and entities deemed to be supporters and officials of the Syrian regime. These include one Lebanese company (DK Group Sari) and its General Manager, two Cypriot companies (Piruseti Enterprises Ltd. and Frumineti Investments Ltd.) and their directors, four state-controlled Syrian banks (Agricultural Cooperative Bank, Industrial Bank, Popular Credit Bank, and Saving Bank), and two senior Syrian government officials (Khodr Orfali and Kamal Eddin Tu’ma).
By these measures, the designated individuals and entities will henceforth be subject to a freeze on any assets held within US jurisdiction. US citizens and persons within the US are also prohibited from doing business with any listed parties.