US puts Paris attacks suspect on terrorist sanctions list

The U.S. government has put Paris attacks suspect Salah Abdeslam on its formal terrorist list, imposing sanctions and barring Americans from transactions with him.

The announcement Tuesday comes as Abdeslam is awaiting extradition from Belgium to France, expected within days.

Abdeslam fled to Belgium after the Nov. 13 attacks on Paris and was arrested last month after four months on the run. He is under preliminary terrorism charges in France for the attacks, which killed 130 people, including an American student.

The State Department identifies him as an Islamic State operative.

The U.S. list of "Specially Designated Global Terrorists" targets people deemed threats to U.S. citizens or national security. They are subject to sanctions and freezes of U.S. assets.