The move will see three men added to the
terrorist blacklist, banning transactions with Americans as well as freezing their assets and travel. The presidential executive order comes after a top US military commander requested the move. US
The men were added to a UN sanctions list earlier in the week. The three insurgent leaders include a financial kingpin of the Haqqani network, a group allied with the Taliban and which is believed to have links with al-Qaeda.
Gul Agha Ishakzai, a childhood friend of Taliban leader Mullah Mohammad Omar, senior Taliban treasurer Amir Abdullah and Nasiruddin Haqqani from the Haqqani network are being blacklisted.