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Financial Sanctions: Chemical Weapons

Thursday, 15 October 2020

This news release is issued to publicise an amendment made to the identifying information for one individual in the Chemical Weapons financial sanctions regime.

Annex I to Regulation (EU) No 2018/1542 has been amended with effect from 14 October 2020, following the publication of Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/1463.

The following individual is still subject to an asset freeze.


Deleted information appears in square brackets. Additional information is in italics.


SAID, Said

Title: Doctor.

DOB: 11/12/1955.

a.k.a: (1) SAEED, Doctor., Said (2) SA'ID SA’ID, Doctor., Sa'id Said

Position: [Member of Institute 3000 (a.k.a. Institute 6000 a.k.a. Institute 5000) of the SSRC]

Other Information: Gender: male. Member of Institute 3000 (a.k.a. Institute 6000) of the SSRC. Said Said is a significant figure in Institute 3000 (a.k.a. Institute 6000) [a.k.a. Institute 5000], the division of the Scientific Studies and Research Centre (SSRC) that is responsible for developing and producing Syria's chemical weapons.

Listed on: 21/01/2019 Last Updated: [21/01/2019] 14/10/2020 Group ID: 13750.

Financial institutions and other persons are requested to check whether they maintain any accounts or otherwise hold funds or economic resources for, or provide financial services to, the designated individual. If so, they must freeze such accounts or other funds and, unless licensed by the Treasury, refrain from dealing with said funds or economic resources, and suspend the provision of any financial services. They must also report their findings to the FIU. Where a relevant institution has already reported details of accounts, other funds or economic resources held frozen for the designated individual they are not required to report these details again.

Failure to comply with financial sanctions legislation or to seek to circumvent its provisions is a criminal offence.

Further details of the sanctions regime related to Chemical Weapons and links to the UK's Consolidated List of Individuals and entities subject to other financial sanctions regimes may be found on the Customs and Excise pages of the Isle of Man Government website.

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