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 makes Iran and Venezuela de-listings

OFAC has removed the Vietnam Gas and Chemicals Transportation Corporation and Vo Ngoc Phung from its Iran sanctions list. Both were designated in December 2018 for engaging in transactions for the transport of petroleum products from Iran (previous post). Notice. OFAC has also removed Carlos Erik Malpica Flores from its Venezuela sanctions list. Mr Malpica Flores is the nephew of …

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US lists Iranian petrochemical sanctions evasion network

OFAC has designated a group of Iranian petrochemical producers and “front companies” which are alleged to constitute an international sanctions evasion network, pursuant to Executive Order (E.O.) 13846. The network is said to support the sale of Iranian petrochemical products to customers in Asia. The designations build on those of Triliance Petrochemical Co. Ltd in January 2020 (post) and Iran’s …

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UK orders confiscation of £700k over Iran export control violations

Alexander George, who was convicted in 2018 of violating UK export controls by shipping fighter jet parts to Iran (previous post), has been ordered to pay £700,000 within 3 months at a confiscation hearing at Southwark Crown Court. Mr George was previously sentenced to 2 ½ years’ imprisonment over the unlawful export scheme and faces a further 3 months in …

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3 de-listed from Swiss Iran sanctions

Switzerland has removed Ahmad Zargar, Mohammad Hejazi and Seyyed Hasan Firuzabadi from its Iran sanctions list following their deaths. Notice. They have also been de-listed by the EU (Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2022/592 & Council Decision (CFSP) 2022/596) and the UK (previous post).

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UN Special Rapporteur calls for the lifting of unilateral sanctions on Iran

Alena Douhan, the UN Special Rapporteur on the negative impact of the unilateral coercive measures on the enjoyment of human rights, has completed a 12-day trip to Iran. Her preliminary findings show that unilateral sanctions against Iran, secondary sanctions, the threats of sanctions, de-risking policies and over-compliance have substantially exacerbated humanitarian situations in the country, including in relation to the …

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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

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/584

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/587

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/1242

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2022/592

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

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