Voice from the Commonwealth
Commentary, World Views and Occasional Rants from a small 'l' libertarian in Massachussetts

"If ye love wealth greater than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest for freedom, go home and leave us in peace. We seek not your council nor your arms. Crouch down and lick the hand that feeds you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen." - Samuel Adams

Wednesday, June 25, 2003

Don't know why this wasn't done sooner.

The US Treasury Department added the names of 55 former senior Iraqi officials, known as the Department of Defense's 55 "Most Wanted" figures, to the Foreign Assets Control list, freezing any accounts in US jurisdiction and prohibiting them from having any transactions with US persons.

The United States will also submit the 55 names to the United Nations for designation under UNSCR 1483, which requires all member states to freeze without delay funds or other financial assets or economic resources of Iraqi state bodies, corporations, or agencies located outside of Iraq, as well as funds or economic resources removed by Saddam Hussein, senior officials of the former Iraqi regime, and their immediate families.

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