Sanctions Profile: Iran

At a glance

UN sanctions on Iran were first imposed in 2006, by UN Security Council Resolution 1737, in response to “the proliferation risks presented by the Iranian nuclear programme” and “by Iran’s continuing failure to meet the requirements of the International Atomic Energy Agency Board of Governors”. The sanctions comprised a ban on exports to Iran of nuclear-related materials and technology, as well as a targeted asset freeze and travel monitoring for those linked to the regime’s nuclear programme.

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OFAC adds Iranian Interior Minister, 8 officials & 3 entities to sanctions list

OFAC has listed Iran’s Interior Minister, a provincial commander of the IRGC, and 7 senior officials of Iran’s Law Enforcement Forces (LEF), pursuant to Executive Order 13553, which imposes asset freezes on people/entities in response to serious human rights abuses by the Government of Iran. Bonyad Taavon NAJA (translated as the LEF Cooperative Foundation) has also been listed for being …

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OFAC adds Chinese Mahan Air sales agent to terrorism sanctions

OFAC has designated China-based Shanghai Saint Logistics Ltd pursuant to E.O 13224 (counter-terrorism sanctions) for acting as a general sales agent (GSA) for/on behalf of Mahan Air. Iran’s Mahan Air was listed in 2011 under the same E.O. for supporting the regional operations of the IRGC-QF. OFAC Notice. The press release says that Shanghai Saint Logistics provided services such as …

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Iranian CEO extradited from UK and charged with violating US sanctions

A US District Court in Minneapolis, Minnesota has unsealed an indictment charging Payment24, an Iranian online financial services company, its founder and CEO Seyed Sajjad Shahidian and COO Vahid Vali with violating US sanctions on Iran. Mr Shahidian, who was arrested in and extradited from the UK, was arraigned yesterday (18 May 2020). He has pleaded not guilty to the …

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Third countries align themselves with Iran and Myanmar/Burma sanctions

In April 2020, the EU Council adopted: Council Decision (CFSP) 2020/512, which renewed for 1 year sanctions against 82 Iranian people imposed in response to alleged human rights abuses; and Council Decision (CFSP) 2020/563, which continued for 1 year the EU’s sanctions regime against Myanmar/Burma (targeted sanctions and an embargo on arms and equipment that could be used for internal …

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1st reference to European Court to interpret EU Blocking Regulation

A German court (the Hanseatic Higher Regional Court (11th Civil Chamber)) has made a request to the European Court of Justice for preliminary ruling on the meaning of the EU Blocking Regulation (Council Regulation (EC) No 2271/96). The court referred the questions in Bank Melli Iran v Telekom Deutschland GmBH (C-124/20). The dispute arose from Telekom’s termination of Bank Melli …

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Current Sanctions

EU UK

Consolidated - Blocking Statute

Council Regulation (EC) No 2271/96

Parent - Blocking Statute

Council Regulation (EC) No 2271/96

Amended by:

Parliament and Council Regulation (EU) No 37/2014

Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2018/1100

Consolidated - Nuclear Proliferation / WMD

Council Regulation (EU) No 267/2012

Parent Regulation - Nuclear Proliferation / WMD

Council Regulation (EU) No 267/2012

Amended by:

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) No 350/2012

Council Regulation (EU) No 708/2012

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) No 709/2012

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) No 945/2012

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) No 1016/2012

Council Regulation (EU) No 1067/2012

Council Regulation (EU) No 1263/2012

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) No 1264/2012

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) No 522/2013

Council Regulation (EU) No 517/2013

Council Regulation (EU) No 971/2013

Council Regulation (EU) No 1154/2013

Council Regulation (EU) No 1203/2013

Council Regulation (EU) No 1361/2013

Council Regulation (EU) No 42/2014

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) No 397/2014

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) No 1202/2014

Council Regulation (EU) 2015/229

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2015/230

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2015/549

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) No 2015/1001

Council Regulation (EU) No 2015/1327

Council Regulation (EU) No 2015/1328

Council Regulation (EU) 2015/1861

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2015/1862

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2015/2204

Council Regulation (EU) 2016/31

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2016/74

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2016/603

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2016/1375

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/77

Council Regulation (EU) 2017/964

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/1124

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/827

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/855

Consolidated - Nuclear Proliferation / WMD

Council Decision 2010/413/CFSP

Parent Decison - Nuclear Proliferation / WMD

Council Decision 2010/413/CFSP

Amended by:

Council Decision 2010/644/CFSP

Council Decision 2011/299/CFSP

Council Decision 2011/783/CFSP

Council Decision 2012/35/CFSP

Council Decision 2012/152/CFSP

Council Decision 2012/169/CFSP

Council Decision 2012/205/CFSP

Council Decision 2012/457/CFSP

Council Decision 2012/635/CFSP

Council Decision 2012/687/CFSP

Council Decision 2012/829/CFSP

Council Decision 2013/270/CFSP

Council Decision 2013/497/CFSP

Council Decision 2013/661/CFSP

Council Decision 2013/685/CFSP

Council Decision 2014/21/CFSP

Council Decision 2014/222/CFSP

Council Decision 2014/480/CFSP

Council Decision 2014/776/CSFP

Council Decision 2014/829/CSFP

Council Decision (CFSP) 2015/236

Council Decision (CFSP) 2015/556

Council Decision (CFSP) 2015/1008

Council Decision (CFSP) 2015/1050

Council Decision (CFSP) 2015/1099

Council Decision (CFSP) 2015/1130

Council Decision (CFSP) 2015/1148

Council Decision (CFSP) 2015/1336

Council Decision (CFSP) 2015/1337

Council Decision (CFSP) 2015/1863

Council Decision (CFSP) 2015/2216

Council Decision (CFSP) 2016/35

Council Decision (CFSP) 2016/36

Council Implementing Decision (CFSP) 2016/78

Council Decision (CFSP) 2016/609

Council Decision (CFSP) 2017/83

Council Decision (CFSP) 2017/974

Council Implementing Decision (CFSP) 2017/1127

Council Decision (CFSP) 2018/833

Council Decision (CFSP) 2019/870

Consolidated - Human Rights

Council Regulation (EU) No 359/2011

Parent Regulation - Human Rights

Council Regulation (EU) No 359/2011

Amended by:

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) No 1002/2011

Council Regulation (EU) No 264/2012

Council Regulation (EU) No 1245/2012

Council Regulation (EU) No 206/2013

Council Regulation (EU) No 517/2013

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) No 371/2014

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2015/548

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2016/556

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/685

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/565

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/560

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/510

Consolidated - Human Rights

Council Decision 2011/235/CFSP

Parent Decision - Human Rights

Council Decision 2011/235/CFSP

Amended by:

Council Implementing Decision 2011/670

Council Decision 2012/168/CFSP

Council Decision 2012/810/CFSP

Council Decision 2013/124/CFSP

Council Decision 2014/205/CSFP

Council Decision 2015/555/CSFP

Council Decision (CFSP) 2016/565

Council Decision (CFSP) 2017/689

Council Decision (CFSP) 2018/568

Council Decision (CFSP) 2019/562

Council Decision (CFSP) 2020/512

The Iran (Asset-Freezing) Regulations 2011 (SI 2011/1129)

The Iran (European Union Financial Sanctions) Regulations 2016 (SI 2016/36)

The Export Control (Iran Sanctions) Order 2016 (SI 2016/503)

Extraterritorial US Legislation (Sanctions against Cuba, Iran and Libya) (Protection of Trading Interests) (Amendment) Order 2018