Taking Coordinated Actions with Bahrain against Supporters of Al-Ashtar Brigades

Taking Coordinated Actions with Bahrain against Supporters of Al-Ashtar Brigades

In coordination with the Kingdom of Bahrain, the United States is today designating three Iran- based operatives and a financial facilitator linked to Al-Ashtar Brigades, a U.S.-designated terrorist group.

Today’s action underscores the U.S. government’s commitment to target destabilizing forces and threats emanating from Iran, including those threatening our regional partners. We will continue to target Al-Ashtar Brigades operatives and financial sources wherever they are located.

These designations highlight the critical role Iran plays in providing support to Al-Ashtar Brigades. In 2018, the government of Bahrain prosecuted numerous individuals for terrorism-related activities. A number of these individuals fled Bahrain to evade prison sentences and settled in Iran, which has long supported and continues to serve as a safe haven for terrorist groups.

The Department of State designated Al-Ashtar Brigades as a Foreign Terrorist Organization and a Specially Designated Global Terrorist in 2018.  The Department of the Treasury designations were taken pursuant to Executive Order 13224, as amended, which targets terrorist groups and their supporters.  For more information on today’s action, see Treasury’s press release

Official news published at https://www.state.gov/taking-coordinated-actions-with-bahrain-against-supporters-of-al-ashtar-brigades/

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