For their alleged ties to the al-Assad regime, the US Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) has added Syrian businessman Samer Foz and several of his relatives and businesses to its Specially Designated Nationals List.

According to a statement issued on Tuesday, June 11, among the Foz-affiliated entities sanctioned include his Aman Holding Company (formerly known as the Aman Group) and Aman Damascus JSC. Aman Holding's stalled start-up carrier, FlyAman (FAJ, Damascus), was not added to the list although various Foz-controlled Dubai, Lebanon, and Syria-based leisure/tourism and broadcasting assets were.

The Treasury Department accused Samer Foz of having ties to Bashar al-Assad's regime and of having profited from reconstruction efforts in Syria — including through luxury developments on land that it claimed had been "seized by the Syrian regime from its own people". He is also accused of attempting to bring in foreign investors into Syrian reconstruction projects. One of his Lebanon-based offshore firms, BS Company (Offshore), was named as being one of the largest importers of crude oil into Syria, and is said to have imported "hundreds of thousands of metric tonnes of Iranian light crude oil in the past year using a variety of oil tanker vessels and tanker trucks".

In January this year, the European Union sanctioned Samer Foz, Aman Damascus, and 14 other individuals and entities for using their ties with the Syrian regime for their own financial benefit, and for helping to finance the Assad regime through joint ventures formed with regime-­backed companies to develop land expropriated from people displaced by the conflict in Syria.