Switzerland lifts a number of its sanctions on Iran

In response to the implementation of the JCPOA nuclear deal last Saturday (see previous blog), Switzerland has lifted a several of its own sanctions on Iran. The remaining Swiss sanctions on Iran are based on the corresponding UN and EU measures, and restrict trade in arms, dual-use goods, and nuclear goods as well as the provision of technical services for Iranian cargo aircraft, and impose asset freezes and travel bans on a limited number of people and entities.

In its announcement, the Swiss government notes that it “has always supported the process to negotiate and implement the agreement”, and adds that this “will enable political and economic exchanges to be intensified”.

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