Executive Order 13224 Designations

Executive Order 13224 Designations

Executive Order 13224 Designations in 2011

United States views on international law (based on the document “Digest of U.S. Practice in International Law”): On June 23, 2011, OFAC designated one Iranian individual (Behnam Shahriyari) and one Iranian company (Behnam Shahriyari Trading Company) , pursuant to Executive Order 13224, “Blocking Property and Prohibiting Transactions With Persons Who Commit, Threaten to Commit, or Support Terrorism.” 76 Fed. Reg. 38,279 (June 29, 2011). In a fact sheet dated June 23, 2011, the Treasury Department explained that OFAC designated the individual, and the entity he owned and operated, for acting for or on behalf of an IRGC-linked shipping company previously designated under E.O. 13224.” See fact sheet, available at (internet link) treasury.gov/press-center/press-releases/Pages/tg1217.aspx.

On October 11, 2011, OFAC designated five individuals (Mansour Arbabsiar, a U.S. citizen; and Iranians Oasem Soleimani, Hamed Abdollahi, Abdul Reza Shahlai, and Ali Gholam Shakuri) pursuant to E.O. 13224. 76 Fed. Reg. 64,183 (Oct. 17, 2011). A Treasury Department press release, available at (internet link) treasury.gov/press-center/press-releases/pages/tg1320.aspx, explained that the five were connected to a plot to assassinate the Saudi Arabian Ambassador to the United States, Adel Al-Jebeir and were designated for acting for or on behalf of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps-Qods Force (“IRGC-QF”), a previously designated entity.


On October 12, 2011, OFAC designated one additional entity, Mahan Air, pursuant to E.O. 13224. 76 Fed. Reg. 64,427 (Oct. 18, 2011). For additional discussion of Executive Order 13224, see A.4.b. below.


See Also

  • Sanctions
  • Export Controls
  • International Restrictions
  • Imposition Of Sanctions
  • Implementation Of Sanctions
  • Modification Of Sanctions
  • Iran
  • United States