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Washington File

06 June 2003

U.S. Joins Italy and Germany in Designating Terror Suspects

(Seventeen individuals named as GIA, al Qaida supporters) (590)
The United States joined Italy in designating sixteen individuals
associated with the Algerian based Armed Islamic Group (GIA), along
with the member of an al Qaida cell in Hamburg, Germany.
According to a June 6 press release from the Treasury Department, the
designations, in support of anti-terrorist actions taken by both Italy
and Germany, prohibit transactions between Americans and those 17
individuals, and freeze any assets they might have in the United
States.
"These designations signal continued commitment and momentum within
the international community to shut down the funding of terror. I
applaud the Italians and Germans for taking action against these
individuals," said U.S. Treasury Secretary John Snow in the press
release.
Following is the text of a Treasury Department press release on the
designation of the 17 individuals:
(begin text)
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  
June 6, 2003  
Contact: Taylor Griffin 
(202) 622-2960
U.S. DESIGNATES 17 INDIVIDUALS LINKED TO AL QAIDA 
Designation Supports Actions Taken by Italy and Germany
WASHINGTON, DC -- Highlighting international cooperation in fighting
the financing of terror, the U.S. Treasury Department today joined
Italy in designating 16 individuals associated with the Algerian based
Armed Islamic Group (GIA). In addition, Treasury designated Abdelghani
Mzoudi, a member of the Hamburg, Germany, al Qaida cell that planned
the September 11th attacks on America, in support of German action
against Mzoudi. With the support of the United States, Italy and
Germany have submitted these names to the United Nations 1267
Committee.
"These designations signal continued commitment and momentum within
the international community to shut down the funding of terror. I
applaud the Italians and Germans for taking action against these
individuals," U.S. Treasury Secretary John Snow stated.
Today's action is one of many the U.S. has taken in collaboration with
our international partners. Most recently, on May 29, the U.S. joined
several European countries in designating the al-Aqsa International
Foundation, a charity funding Hamas. In addition to Italy and Germany,
we have taken joint actions with Saudi Arabia, Australia, the European
Union, the G7, and others. If there are no objections from the UN 1267
committee, all UN member states will be required to designate these 17
individuals on Tuesday.
A list of those designated is attached. These designations prohibit
transactions between U.S. persons and these individuals and freeze any
assets in the United States. Additional background materials are
available by calling Treasury Public Affairs.
JS-458 
INDIVIDUALS DESIGNATED 
Designated Jointly with the Italian Government:
ABDAOUI Youssef, alias Abu ABDULLAH, alias ABDELLAH, alias ABDULLAH.
AKLI Mohamed Amine, alias Mohamed Amine Akli, alias Killech Shamir
(names
also used in Spain), alias Kali Sami, alias Elias 
AMDOUNI Mehrez, alias FUSCO Fabio, alias HASSAN Mohamed, alias ABU
Thale
(name used in Spain) 
AYARI Chiheb Ben Mohamed, alias HICHEM Abu Hchem 
BAAZAOUI Mondher alias HAMZA 
DUMONT Lionel, alias BILAL, alias HAMZA, alias BROUGERE Jacques 
ESSAADI Moussa Ben Amor, alias DAH DAH, alias ABDELRAHMMAN, alias 
BECHIR 
FETTAR Rachid, alias Amine del Belgio, alias Djaffar 
HAMAMI Brahim Ben Hedili 
JARRAYA Khalil alias YARRAYA Khalil, alias ABDEL' Aziz Ben Narvan,
alias AMRO, alias OMAR, alias AMROU, alias AMR.
JARRAYA Mounir Ben Habib, alias YARRAYA. 
JENDOUBI Faouzi, alias SAID, alias SAMIR. 
MNASRI Fethi Ben Rebai, alias AMOR, alias ABU Omar, alias ALIC Fethi
OUAZ Najib 
RARRBO Ahmed Hosni, alias ABDALLAH o ADDULLAH 
SALEH Nedal, alias HITEM.
Designated in Support of the German Government:
Abdelghani Mzoudi (alternate spelling Mazwati or Mazuti)
(end text)
(Distributed by the Bureau of International Information Programs, U.S.
Department of State. Web site: http://usinfo.state.gov)



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