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US Moves Against 3 Saudis Suspected of Funding Terror


The U.S. Treasury Department has taken action against three Saudi Arabian nationals suspected of raising money for terrorists.

The three men, identified as Abdul Rahim al-Talhi, Muhammad Abdallah Salih Sughayr and Fahd Muhammad Abd Al-Aziz Al-Khashiban are accused of providing support to the al-Qaida-linked Abu Sayyaf Group, responsible for a string of bombings and kidnappings in Southeast Asia.

Treasury department official, Stuart Levey, Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence says it is important to hold the men publicly responsible to deter other would-be donors.

Wednesday's action freezes assets belonging to the men. It also forbids U.S. citizens from doing business with them.

Some information for this report was provided by AP.