Posted on June 18, 2024

US Imposes Sanctions on Nordic Resistance Movement in Fight Against White Supremacy

Daphne Psaledakis, Reuters, June 14, 2024

The United States on Friday imposed sanctions on the neo-Nazi Nordic Resistance Movement and several of its leaders, designating them terrorists as Washington seeks to combat violent white supremacy, the U.S. State Department said.

The action designates Sweden-based NRM and three of its leaders as “specially designated global terrorists,” the State Department said in a statement.

NRM is the largest neo-Nazi group in Sweden and has branches in Norway, Denmark, Iceland and Finland, where it has been banned since 2020 {snip}

“The United States remains deeply concerned about the racially or ethnically motivated violent extremist threat worldwide and is committed to countering the transnational components of violent white supremacy,” State Department spokesperson Matthew Miller said in a statement.

“NRM’s violent activity is based on its openly racist, anti-immigrant, antisemitic and anti-LGBTQI+ platform,” he added.

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Friday’s action freezes any of the group’s U.S. assets and generally bars Americans from dealing with it.

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