Friday, October 14, 2011

US hits Greek anarchist group with terrorism sanctions

By Associated Press, October 13, 2011

WASHINGTON — 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

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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