31 CFR 542.305 - Interest.
The term Government of Syria includes:
(a) The state and the Government of the Syrian Arab Republic, as well as any political subdivision, agency, or instrumentality thereof, including the Central Bank of Syria;
(b) Any entity owned or controlled, directly or indirectly, by the foregoing, including any corporation, partnership, association, or other entity in which the Government of Syria owns a 50 percent or greater interest or a controlling interest, and any entity which is otherwise controlled by that government;
(c) Any person that is, or has been, acting or purporting to act, directly or indirectly, for or on behalf of any of the foregoing; and
The names of persons that OFAC has determined fall within this definition are published in the Federal Register and incorporated into OFAC's Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons List (“SDN List”) with the identifier “[SYRIA].” The SDN List is accessible through the following page on OFAC's Web site: www.treasury.gov/sdn. However, the property and interests in property of persons falling within the definition of the term Government of Syria are blocked pursuant to § 542.201(a) regardless of whether the names of such persons are published in the Federal Register or incorporated into the SDN List.