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  • Listings pursuant to UNSC Resolution 1373 (2001)

    The Australian Government has listed Abraham Succarieh and renewed the listing of Mostafa Mahamed, also known as Mostafa Farag, for counter-terrorism targeted financial sanctions. These listings implement Australia's obligations under United Nations Security Council (UNSC) Resolution 1373 (2001) to suppress the financing of terrorism.  The listings make it an offence to use or deal with the assets of, or to make an asset available to, Succarieh and Mahamed.

    Succarieh and Mahamed are currently believed to be in Syria.  Mahamed has occupied a senior leadership position in Jabhat al-Nusra (JaN), also known as Jabhat Fateh al-Sham, which is a specified as a terrorist organisation under Australia's Criminal Code and is listed for targeted financial sanctions in Australia.  Mahamed is alleged to have recruited Australians to fight for JaN and solicited funds to finance JaN's terrorist activities.  Succarieh is alleged to be a member of JaN. 

    Full details of all listed persons and entities can be found in the Consolidated List

  • Iran sanctions

    On 8 May 2018 the United States withdrew from the Joint Comprehensive Program of Action (JCPOA) in which parties agreed to terminate a range of sanctions against Iran in recognition of reforms to its nuclear program. Australia’s sanctions laws against Iran are not affected by the United States’ decision to withdraw from the JCPOA or to re-impose nuclear related domestic sanctions against Iran. We nonetheless encourage Australian businesses to examine and take legal advice on implications of re-established sanctions by the United States.

    Details of Australia's sanctions on Iran

  • Australia's sanctions on North Korea

    The Government has recently enacted regulations to amend the Charter of the United Nations (Sanctions - Democratic People's Republic of Korea) Regulations 2008.

    Details of Australia's sanctions on North Korea

Last Updated: 17 August 2018