Designation of the Foreign Terrorist Organizations
8 U.S.C. 1189
The law requires the Secretary of State to provide Congress, by April 30 of each year, a report on terrorism with regard to those countries and groups meeting criteria set forth in the legislation.
U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Counterrorism
Executive Order 13224
Country Reports on Terrorism
State Sponsors of Terrorism
as of 27 Nov 2019 – Iran, Sudan, Syria, North Korea
Terrorist Designations and State Sponsors of Terrorism
Prohibition of Material Support to Foreign Terrorist Organizations
Prohibition of Financial Support of Terror
Taylor Force Act, 23 Mar 2018
This law suspends American economic aid to the Palestinian Authority until it ceases paying stipends funneled through the Palestinian Authority Martyr’s Fund to individuals who commit acts of terrorism and to the families of deceased terrorists.
Laws Concerning Anti-Terror Litigation
This law amends the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act and the Anti-Terrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act. It allows U.S. nationals who have been harmed by an act of international terrorism to sue persons, entities, and foreign countries that have provided material support, directly or indirectly, to foreign organizations or persons who have committed that terrorist act.
Money Laundering and Terror
Background – Three Views
Government [with links to primary federal legislation]