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PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES
EXECUTIVE ORDER REGARDING THE TMK OFFICIALS OBSTRUCTION THE PEACE PROCESS

 

BULLETIN FROM THE OFFICE OF FOREIGN ASSETS CONTROL
(for immediate implementation) - June 27, 2001

_____________________________________________________________

Executive Order of June 27, 2001

The President has issued an Executive Order blocking property of
persons "who threaten international stabilization efforts in the
Western Balkans." The text of the EO follows, including an Annex
containing the names of designated targets. OFAC has updated its
industry brochures and SDN list accordingly:

"By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and
the laws of the United States of America, including the
International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1701 et
seq.)(IEEPA), the National Emergencies Act (50 U.S.C. 1601 et
seq.), and section 301 of title 3, United States Code,

I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the United States of America, have
determined that the actions of persons engaged in, or assisting,
sponsoring, or supporting, (i) extremist violence in the former
Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, in southern Serbia, the Federal
Republic of Yugoslavia, and elsewhere in the Western Balkans
region, or (ii) acts obstructing the implementation of the Dayton
Accords in Bosnia or United Nations Security Council Resolution
1244 of June 10, 1999 in Kosovo, threaten the peace in or diminish
the security and stability of those areas and the wider region,
undermine the authority, efforts, and objectives of the United
Nations, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), and other
international organizations and entities present in those areas and
the wider region, and endanger the safety of persons participating
in or providing support to the activities of those organizations
and entities, including United States military forces and
government officials. I find that such actions constitute an
unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security and
foreign policy of the United States, and hereby declare a national
emergency to deal with that threat.

I hereby order:

Section 1. (a) Except to the extent provided in section 203(b)(1),
(3), and (4) of IEEPA (50 U. S. C. 1702(b)(1), (3), and (4)), the
Trade Sanctions Reform and Export Enhancement Act of 2000 (Title
IX, Pub. L. No. 106-387), and in regulations, orders, directives,
or licenses that may hereafter be issued pursuant to this order,
and notwithstanding any contract entered into or any license or
permit granted prior to the effective date, all property and
interests in property of:

(i) the persons listed in the Annex to this order; and

ii) persons designated by the Secretary of the
Treasury, in consultation with the Secretary of State, because they
are found:

(A) to have committed, or to pose a significant risk of
committing, acts of violence that have the purpose or effect of
threatening the peace in or diminishing the stability or security
of any area or state in the Western Balkans region, undermining the
authority, efforts, or objectives of international organizations or
entities present in the region, or endangering the safety of
persons participating in or providing support to the activities of
those international organizations or entities, or

(B) to have actively obstructed, or to pose a significant risk of
actively obstructing, implementation of the Dayton Accords in
Bosnia or United Nations Security Council Resolution 1244 in
Kosovo, or

(C) materially to assist in, sponsor, or provide financial or
technological support for, or goods or services in support of, such
acts of violence or obstructionism, or

(D) to be owned or controlled by, or acting or purporting to act
directly or indirectly for or on behalf of, any of the foregoing
persons,

that are or hereafter come within the United States, or that are or
hereafter come within the possession or control of United States
persons, are blocked and may not be transferred, paid, exported,
withdrawn, or otherwise dealt in.

(b) I hereby determine that the making of donations of the
type specified in section 203(b)(2) of IEEPA (50 U.S.C. 1702(b)(2))
by United States persons to persons designated in or pursuant to
paragraph (a) of this section would seriously impair my ability to
deal with the national emergency declared in this order.
Accordingly, the blocking of property and interests in property
pursuant to paragraph (a) of this section includes, but is not
limited to, the prohibition of the making by a United States person
of any such donation to any such designated person, except as
otherwise authorized by the Secretary of the Treasury.

(c) The blocking of property and property interests in or
pursuant to paragraph (a) of this section includes, but is not
limited to, the prohibition of the making or receiving by a United
States person of any contribution or provision of funds, goods, or
services to or for the benefit of a person designated in or
pursuant to paragraph (a) of this section.

Sec. 2. Any transaction by a United States person that evades or
avoids, or has the purpose of evading or avoiding, or attempts to
violate, any of the prohibitions set forth in this order is
prohibited. Any conspiracy formed to violate the prohibitions of
this order is prohibited.

Sec. 3. For the purposes of this order:

(a) The term "person" means an individual or entity;

(b) The term "entity" means a partnership, association, trust,
joint venture, corporation, group, subgroup, or other organization;
and

(c) The term "United States person" means any United States
citizen, permanent resident alien, entity organized under the laws
of the United States or any jurisdiction within the United States
(including foreign branches), or any person in the United States.

See. 4. The Secretary of the Treasury, in consultation with the
Secretary of State, is hereby authorized to take such actions,
including the promulgation of rules and regulations, and to employ
all powers granted to me by IEEPA, as may be necessary to carry out
the purposes of this order. The Secretary of the Treasury may
redelegate any of these functions to other officers and agencies of
the United States Government. All agencies of the United States
Government are hereby directed to take all appropriate measures
within their authority to carry out the provisions of this order
and, where appropriate, to advise the Secretary of the Treasury in
a timely manner of the measures taken.

Sec. 5. This order is not intended to create, nor does it create,
any right, benefit, or privilege, substantive or procedural,
enforceable at law by a party against the United States, its
agencies, officers, or any other person.

Sec. 6. (a) This order is effective at 12:01 a.m. eastern daylight
time on June 27, 2001;

(b) This order shall be transmitted to the Congress and
published in the Federal Register."

ANNEX (in OFAC SDN list format):

ADEMI, Xhevat, Member of National Liberation Army (NLA); DOB 8 Dec
1962; POB Tetovo, FYROM (individual) [BALKANS]

AHMETI, Ali, Member of National Liberation Army (NLA); DOB 4 Jan
1959; POB Kicevo, FYROM (individual) [BALKANS]

BEXHETI, Nuri, Member of National Liberation Army (NLA); DOB 1962;
POB Tetovo, FYROM (individual) [BALKANS]

DALIPI, Tahir, Member of Political Council of Presevo, Medvedja,
and Bujanovac (PCPMB); DOB 1958; POB Ilince, Presevo mun., FRY
(individual) [BALKANS]

ELSHANI, Gafur, Member of Popular Movement of Kosovo (LPK); DOB 29
Mar 1958; POB Suva Reka, FRY (individual) [BALKANS]

GASHI, Sabit, Member of National Movement for the Liberation of
Kosovo (LKCK); DOB 30 Dec 1967; POB Suva Reka, FRY (individual)
[BALKANS]

HABIBI, Skender, Member of Party for Democratic Progress for Kosovo
(PDK); DOB 13 Jul 1968; POB Ljubiste, FRY (individual) [BALKANS]

HARADINAJ, Daut, Chief of Staff of Kosovo Protection Corps (KPC);
DOB 6 Apr 1978; POB Goldane, FRY (individual) [BALKANS]

HASANI, Xhavit, Member of National Liberation Army (NLA); DOB 5 May
1957; POB Tanishec, FYROM (individual) [BALKANS]

LIBERATION ARMY OF PRESEVO, MEDVEDJA, AND BUJANOVAC (a.k.a. PMBLA;
a.k.a. UCPMB) [BALKANS]

LKCK (a.k.a. NATIONAL MOVEMENT FOR THE LIBERATION OF KOSOVO)
[BALKANS]

LLADROVICI, Ramiz, Deputy Commander of Guard and Rapid Reaction
Group of Kosovo Protection Corps (KPC); DOB 3 Jan 1966 (individual)
[BALKANS]

LPK (a.k.a. POPULAR MOVEMENT OF KOSOVO) [BALKANS]

LUSHTAKU, Sami, Regional Task Group 2 Commander of Kosovo
Protection Corps (KPC); DOB 20 Feb 1961; POB Srbica, FRY
(individual) [BALKANS]

MUSLIU, Jonusz, Member of Political Council of Presevo, Medvedja,
and Bujanovac (PCPMB); DOB 5 Jan 1959; POB Konculj, FRY
(individual) [BALKANS]

MUSLIU, Shefqet, Member of Liberation Army of Presevo, Medvedja,
and Bujanovac (UCPMB); DOB 12 Feb 1963; POB Konculj, FRY
(individual) [BALKANS]

MUSTAFA, Rrustem, Regional Task Group 6 Commander of Kosovo
Protection Corps (KPC); DOB 27 Feb 1971; POB Podujevo, FRY
(individual) [BALKANS]

NATIONAL LIBERATION ARMY (a.k.a. NLA; a.k.a. UCK) [BALKANS]

NATIONAL MOVEMENT FOR THE LIBERATION OF KOSOVO (a.k.a. LKCK)
[BALKANS]

NLA (a.k.a. NATIONAL LIBERATION ARMY; a.k.a. UCK) [BALKANS]

OSTREMI, Gezim, Member of National Liberation Army (NLA); DOB 1 Nov
1942; POB Debar, Macedonia (individual) [BALKANS]

PCPMB (a.k.a. POLITICAL COUNCIL OF PRESEVO, MEDVEDJA, AND
BUJANOVAC) [BALKANS]

PMBLA (a.k.a. LIBERATION ARMY OF PRESEVO, MEDVEDJA, AND BUJANOVAC;
a.k.a. UCPMB) [BALKANS]

POLITICAL COUNCIL OF PRESEVO, MEDVEDJA, AND BUJANOVAC (a.k.a.
PCPMB) [BALKANS]

POPULAR MOVEMENT OF KOSOVO (a.k.a. LPK) [BALKANS]

SELIMI, Rexhep, Commander of Guard and Rapid Reaction Group of
Kosovo Protection Corps (KPC); DOB 15 Mar 1971; POB Iglarevo, FRY
(individual) [BALKANS]

SHAKIRI, Hisni, Member of National Liberation Army (NLA); DOB 1 Mar
1949; POB Otlja, FYROM (individual) [BALKANS]

SHAQIRI, Shaqir, Member of Liberation Army of Presevo, Medvedja,
and Bujanovac (UCPMB); DOB 1 Sep 1964; POB FRY (individual)
[BALKANS]

SUMA, Emrush, Member of National Liberation Army (NLA); DOB 27 May
1974; POB Dimce, FRY (individual) [BALKANS]

SYLA, Azem, Member of Party for Democratic Progress for Kosovo
(PDK); DOB 5 Apr 1951; POB FRY (individual) [BALKANS]

UCK (a.k.a. NATIONAL LIBERATION ARMY; a.k.a. NLA) [BALKANS]

UCPMB (a.k.a. LIBERATION ARMY OF PRESEVO, MEDVEDJA, AND BUJANOVAC;
a.k.a. PMBLA) [BALKANS]

VELIU, Fazli, Member of National Liberation Army (NLA); DOB 4 Jan
1945; POB Kercove, FYROM (individual) [BALKANS]

XHEMAJLI, Emrush, Member of Popular Movement of Kosovo (LPK); DOB
5 May 1959; POB Urosevac, FRY (individual) [BALKANS]

XHEMAJLI, Muhamet, Member of Liberation Army of Presevo, Medvedja,
and Bujanovac (UCPMB); DOB 8 Feb 1958; POB Muhovac, FRY
(individual) [BALKANS]

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