Treasury's EO 13224 Designations of IRGC-QF and Bank Saderat: 25OCT07 (FOIA)

David Scantling filed this request with the Department of Treasury, Office of Foreign Asset Control of the United States of America.

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From: David Scantling

To Whom It May Concern:

This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request the following records:

All Office of Foreign Asset Control (OFAC) documents, reports, files, and electronic-mail messages related to the E.O. 13224 designation of Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps–Quds Force (IRGC-QF) and Bank Saderat on October 25, 2007; limited to the following FOIA search constraints:

1. Search Date Range: September 1, 2007 to October 25, 2007;
2. Search Terms: IRGC-QF, Quds Force, Qasem Soleimani, Hezbollah, Special Groups, Counter Iranian Influence (CII), Iraq Threat Finance Cell (ITFC), Bank Saderat Iran, Bank Saderat PLC (UK), Bank Markazi, Central Bank of Iran.

Although FOIA has always presumed that government records are open to public inspection, the FOIA Improvement Act of 2016, Pub. L. 114-185, prohibits agencies from withholding records unless (1) “disclosure is prohibited by law” or (2) “the agency reasonably foresees that disclosure would harm an interest protected by” one of FOIA’s exemptions. 5 U.S.C. § 552(a)(8)(A). Thus, in addition to FOIA favoring disclosure and requiring its exemptions to be narrowly construed, Section 552(a)(8)(A) prohibits agencies from using their discretion to broadly withhold records merely because they believe an exemption could technically apply.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 20 business days, as the statute requires.


David Scantling

From: U.S. Department of the Treasury

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Katelyn DeLucca
Government Information Specialist
Privacy, Transparancy, Records
Department of the Treasury


FOIA No. 2017-01-203
OASIS No.: 910207

Dear Mr. Scantling,

Attached is OFAC’s acknowledgement of your FOIA request number 2017-01-203.

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