US hits Greek anarchist group with terrorism sanctions

Posted on October 17, 2011


From Washington Post

The Obama administration has added a Greek anarchist group to a terrorism blacklist that subjects the organization and its members to U.S. financial sanctions.

The State Department said Thursday it had placed the Conspiracy of Fire Nuclei, or SPF, on its list of specially designated terrorists, a move that freezes any assets the group may have in U.S. jurisdictions and bars Americans from giving it any material support. It said the group, which first emerged in 2008, had targeted civilians and government officials in a number of countries, including Greece, in an attempt to spread its ideology.

SPF has attacked car dealerships and banks with fire bombs and last year attempted to mail parcel bombs to European Union offices in Germany and Italy and foreign embassies in Greece, it said.

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