The US Treasury has designated 3 people, all of whom are said to be senior members of al-Qaida currently located in Iran, as Specially Designated Global Terrorists. They are:
- Faisal Al-Khalidi – As al-Qaida Military Commission Chief, he is said to have held discussions with other al-Qaida commanders on weapons acquisition
- Yisra Bayumi – Reportedly involved in freeing al-Qaida members in Iran, mediating with Iranian authorities on behalf of al-Qaida, and securing funds from Syria for al-Qaida members
- Abu Ghumayn – Said to control the financing and organisation of al-Qaida members located in Iran
The Treasury’s press release is here.