UN Security Council Boycotts Hamza bin Laden, Osama bin Laden’s son & most probable successor of al-Zawahiri: The UN Security Council has entitled Hamza bin Laden under its authorizations list, exposing him to a travel prohibition, properties freeze and an arms ban. Hamza bin Laden is the son of assassinated Al Qaida chief Osama bin Laden. All these bans are made as UN Security Council labelled him as being seen as the “most probable successor” of the group’s present leader Aiman al-Zawahiri.
U.S. offers $1 million bounty for son of late al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden
On Tuesday, the UN Security Council’s 1267 ISIS as well as Al Qaida Sanctions Committee registered 29 year old Hamza bin Laden. The US also declared a reward of up to one million dollars for giving any evidence or reward about him.
On Friday, Saudi Arabia also declared that it had cancelled the citizenship of Hamza bin Laden through a royal declaration in November. A press release from the Security Council states that al-Zawahiri has declared that the Saudi Arabia-born Hamza bin Laden is an approved member of Al Qaida.
UN Blacklists Osama bin Laden’s Son Hamza, Calls Him Most Probable Next Boss of al-Qaida
The influential 15 member Council said that Hamza bin Laden “has called for followers of Al-Qaida to commit terror attacks is seen as the most probable successor of al-Zawahiri”. An assets freeze under the Sanctions Committee needs that all the other states also freeze his possessions deprived of postponement the assets and other financial possessions or monetary resources of selected individuals and entities.
The travel ban involves stopping the entry into or transportation by all states through their regions by selected individuals.
Under the arms restriction, all states are obligatory to stop the direct or indirect supply, sale and relocation from their regions or by their nationals outer to their terrains, or consuming their flag vessels or aircraft, of arms and associated materiel of all kinds, replacement parts, and mechanical assistance, support, or training allied to armed undertakings, to chosen individuals and entities.
Just hours before the UNSC Sanctions Committee entitled Hamza bin Laden, the US State Department’s Rewards for Justice Program declared a prize money for up to USD 1 million for ay evidence leading to his identification or position in any nation, saying he is evolving as a frontrunner in the Al Qaida franchise.
The State Department said, “Since at least August 2015, he has released audio and video messages on the Internet calling on his followers to launch attacks against the United States and its Western allies, and he has threatened attacks against the United States in revenge for the May 2011 killing of his father by U.S. service members”.
The State Department in the month of January 2017, had listed Hamza bin Laden as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist, freezing all of his possessions established in the United States or in the custody or control of US persons. The label also banned US persons from engaging in any dealings with him.