Qatar imposes sanctions on 11 individuals and two terrorism-related entities

Qatar imposes sanctions on 11 individuals and two terrorism-related entities

QLReporter
By QLReporter

After the start of the illegal blockade of Qatar on June 5, the country has taken several steps to ensure no one within the country helped extremists in any way.

They signed a ground-breaking agreement with the USA to ensure the success of their plans. Now, their efforts are coming to fruition.

Qatar’s National Counter Terrorism Committee (NCTC), in collaboration with the US Department of Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), imposed sanctions on 11 individuals and two entities who were found helping terrorists with funding their activities, reported Gulf Times.   

The action targeted leaders, financiers and facilitators of Islamic State in Iraq, Syria and Yemen (ISIS-Y) and Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP).

In a statement, the committee said Qatar was working with US Treasury and member states of the Terrorist Financing Targeting Center (TFTC) on joint sanctions against key terrorists and supporters, reported The Peninsula.

This action included all member states of TFTC — USA, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman and the UAE.

“Qatar has sanctioned 11 individuals and two entities under Decree Law No 11 of 2017. Consequently, they’re subject to sanctions including freezing of assets and travel bans, reaffirming Qatar’s continued commitment to combating terrorism and terrorism financing,” said Qatar Tribune, quoting the statement.

“Qatar has strengthened its counter-terror legislation and set new rules for defining terrorism and the financing of terrorism. We’re committed to taking the necessary steps to defeat terrorism in all its forms, and will continue to work closely with the US to impose sanctions on those who facilitate terrorist activities,” said NCTC Chairman Maj General Abdulaziz Al Ansari.

All individuals and entities that were sanctioned are Yemeni nationals.

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