By Maya Lester KC & Michael O’Kane

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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Alabama indictment for export breaches

On Tuesday (29 November 2022), an indictment was unsealed in the US District Court for the Northern District of Alabama charging Ray Hunt with federal offences related to a scheme to export US-origin industrial parts used in the oil and gas industry to Iran via Turkey and the UAE, without an OFAC licence and in violation of US sanctions on …

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OFAC reaches settlement with crypto exchange Kraken over Iran sanctions violations

On Monday (28 November 2022), OFAC announced a settlement with Payward, Inc. d/b/a Kraken, a Delaware-incorporated virtual currency exchange. Kraken has agreed to pay $362,158.70 to settle its potential civil liability for apparent violations of US sanctions on Iran. It has also agreed to invest $100,000 in certain sanctions compliance controls. Enforcement Release & Notice. It is alleged that, between …

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BIS charges 2 over unauthorised reexports from UAE to Syria & Iran

On 4 November 2022, BIS issued an Administrative Charging Letter against UAE-based trading company WEBS Electronics Trading Company LLC and its owner and general manager Mohammad Alhamra. It is alleged that, between November 2017 and September 2019, they violated the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) by reexporting US-origin items from the UAE to Syria and Iran on 11 occasions and attempting …

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OFAC lists 3 Iranian security officials

OFAC today designated the following 3 Iranian security officials in response to the ongoing suppression of protests in Iran, particularly in Kurdistan Province and surrounding areas: Hassan Asgari (governor of Sanandaj); Alireza Moradi (commander of LEF forces in Sanandaj); and Mohammad Taghi Osanloo (IRGC Ground Forces commander overseeing the West Azerbaijan province). These designations have been made pursuant to Executive …

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US narcotics & Iran designations

OFAC has added to its SDN list 13 companies involved in facilitation of the sale of Iranian petrochemicals and petroleum products to buyers in East Asia on behalf of sanctioned Iranian petrochemical brokers: Persian Gulf Petrochemical Industry Commercial Co, Triliance Petrochemical Co. Ltd), National Iranian Oil Company and Naftiran Intertrade Company Ltd. It also designated La Nueva Familia Michoacana, Johnny Hurtado …

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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

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2022/1010

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

Council Decision (CFSP) 2022/1019

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

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/584

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/587

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/1242

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2022/592

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2022/1955

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

Council Implementing Decision (CFSP) 2021/585

Council Decision (CFSP) 2021/595

Council Decision (CFSP) 2021/1252

Council Decision (CFSP) 2022/596

Council Implementing Decision (CFSP) 2022/1956

Iran (Sanctions) (Human Rights) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019, SI 2019/134

Iran (Sanctions) (Nuclear) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019, SI 2019/461

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

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