In 2015, he was officially declared a member of the Al-Qaeda terrorist group.
The move imposes sanctions on "foreign persons determined to have committed, or pose a serious risk of committing, acts of terrorism that threaten the security of US nationals or the national security, foreign policy, or economy of the United States". In a 2015 audio message from al-Zawahiri, Hamza bin Laden called for acts of terrorism in Western capitals, according to the State Department.
"Today's action notifies the US public and the global community that Hamza bin Laden is actively engaged in terrorism".
The Obama administration imposed sanctions Thursday on Hamza bin Laden, a son of September 11 terror attacks mastermind Osama bin Laden, saying that Hamza poses a risk to national security in the United States.
Hamza bin Laden also has called for lone wolf, or solo-operative, attacks against U.S., French, and Israeli interests in Washington, Paris and Tel Aviv. The State Department says Hamza bin Laden has been "determined to have committed, or pose a serious risk of committing, acts of terrorism that threaten the security of USA nationals or the national security".
Before joining AQAP, he was a leader of Egyptian Islamic Jihad in Yemen, it said, adding that al-Banna threatened to target Americans overseas and urged Saudi tribes to unite with AQAP in Yemen to fight against Saudi Arabia.
U.S. citizens and companies are forbidden for conducting any business with designated terrorists, and law enforcement agencies worldwide are alerted to their status.
The US also added Ibrahim al-Banna, a senior member of al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) to the counter-terrorism blacklist on Thursday. Al-Banna is also subject to a United States government bounty of up to $5 million. The elder bin Laden was killed before he was able to send for his son to teach and groom him to be the future leader of the jihadi group, according to Agence France-Presse.
Bin Laden's father Osama was killed by Navy SEALs in Pakistan in 2011 in retaliation for the 9/11 attacks in 2001.
Hamza Bin Laden and al-Qaeda have not yet released a statement regarding his addition to the US terror watch list.
Since the 2011 raid, al-Qaeda has been run by Ayman al-Zawahiri, who previously served as the late bin Laden's deputy.
Hamza Bin Laden reads a poem at al-Qaeda gathering.