1. Council Regulation (EC) 1210/2003 (the “Regulation”) concerning certain specific restrictions on economic and financial relations with Iraq has been amended so that an asset freeze no longer applies to the natural and legal persons listed in this Notice.
Notice summary (Full details are provided in the Annex to this Notice)
2. The following entries have been removed and are no longer subject to an asset freeze:
- AL-NAQIB, Zuhair Talib Abd-al-Sattar
- AL-UBAIDI, Amir Rashid Muhammad
3. The Regulation is implemented in Jersey under the Sanctions and Asset-Freezing (Implementation of EU Regulations) (Jersey) Order 2020 (the “EU Regulations Order”), which was made under Articles 3 and 4 of the Sanctions and Asset-Freezing (Jersey) Law 2019 (“SAFL”).
4. On 25 January 2021 Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/53 (the “Amending Regulation”) was published in the Official Journal of the European Union by the Council of the European Union.
5. The Amending Regulation amended Annex IV to the Regulation with effect from 26 January 2021. Any changes to the Annex are effective immediately in Jersey by virtue of the ambulatory provisions in Jersey’s sanctions legislation.
6. A copy of the Regulation and the Amending Regulation can be obtained from the website of the Official Journal of the European Union.
7. The EU Regulations Order and SAFL, can be found on the Jersey Legal Information Board website.
8. Copies of recent Notices, certain EU Regulations and Jersey legislation can be found on the Iraq sanctions page on the Jersey Financial Services Commission (“JFSC”) website.
9. For more information on Sanctions please see the Government of Jersey webpage on Sanctions and the JFSC guidance on sanctions.
10. Non-media enquiries, reports and licence applications should be addressed to:
Head of International Compliance
Office of the Chief Executive
ANNEX TO NOTICE
FINANCIAL SANCTIONS: IRAQ
COUNCIL IMPLEMENTING REGULATION (EC) 1210/2003
AMENDING ANNEX IV TO COUNCIL REGULATION (EU) 2021/53
1. AL-NAQIB, Zuhair Talib Abd-al-Sattar
DOB: 1948 Nationality: Iraq Basis: Director, Military Intelligence.
2. AL-UBAIDI, Amir Rashid Muhammad
DOB: 1939 POB: Baghdad Nationality: Iraq Basis: Minister of Oil, 1996 to 2003, Head, Organisation of Military Industrialisation, early 1990s.
Ministry of External Relations
25 January 2021