Terrorist Assets Report: Calendar Year 2001 Annual Report to the Congress on Assets in the United States of Terrorist Countries and International Terrorism Program Designees   [open pdf - 164KB]

"The U.S. Government has used economic sanctions as a tool against international terrorist organizations since 1995, marking a significant departure from the traditional use of sanctions against hostile countries or regimes. Following the events of September 11, 2001, President Bush issued Executive Order 13224, significantly expanding the scope of U.S. sanctions against international terrorists and terrorist organizations. The combination of innovative programs targeting international terrorist organizations with those targeting terrorist-supporting governments represents a wideranging assault on international terrorism, its supporters and financiers. […] Implementation of programs targeting international terrorist organizations has resulted in the blocking of more than $7.6 million in assets in which there exists an interest of an international terrorist organization or other related designated party. Approximately $264 million in assets of the Taliban have also been blocked. More than $4 billion in assets of the seven designated state sponsors of terrorism2 are located within U.S. jurisdiction. Of that amount, more than $3.7 billion are blocked by the U.S. Department of the Treasury pursuant to economic sanctions imposed by the United States against six of the terrorist countries. Unless otherwise noted, this report provides data for the calendar year ending December 31, 2001. […] Section 304 of Public Law 102-138, as amended by Public Law 103-236 (22 U.S.C. § 2656g), requires the Secretary of the Treasury, in consultation with the Attorney General and appropriate investigative agencies, to provide an annual report to the Congress concerning the nature and extent of assets held in the United States by terrorist countries and organizations engaged in international terrorism. The Department of the Treasury submitted its first Terrorist Assets Report to the Congress in April 1993. The current report, covering calendar year 2001, is the tenth successive Terrorist Assets Report."

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