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 20 people & entities to Iran sanctions

OFAC has designated 15 people and 5 entities, based in Iran and Iraq, as specially designated global terrorists (SDGT) pursuant to Executive Order 13224, for allegedly providing support to or acting on behalf of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps-Qods Force (IRGC-QF). See OFAC Notice for full list. The press release says that many of those designated, including 3 officials, have …

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Covid-19: UN Human Rights Commissioner calls for easing of sanctions

The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, has called for the urgent re-evaluation of sectoral sanctions in countries dealing with the Covid-19 pandemic, alongside broad and practical humanitarian exemptions to sanctions measures, including authorisation for medical equipment and supplies. She said that sanctions may impede medical efforts in Cuba, N Korea, Venezuela, Zimbabwe and Iran, which have vulnerable …

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Dutch court confiscation orders against Euroturbine BV & subsidiary

The Limburg District Court (in the Netherlands) has made confiscation orders against Euroturbine BV and Euroturbine SPC, its Bahrain-based subsidiary, for €600,285.08 and €4,250,422.54 respectively, following their conviction for violating dual-use export controls in February 2019. Press release. Case number: ECLI: NL: RBLIM: 2020:899, and :900. In the substantive criminal proceedings in February 2019, the court had found that Euroturbine …

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France releases Iranian engineer accused of violating US sanctions

France has released from custody an Iranian engineer Jalal Rohollahnejad as part of a prisoner swap with Iran. Mr Rohollahnejad was the subject of a US extradition request over allegations that he exported equipment (high-power industrial microwave systems) which could be used for military purposes to Iran in violation of US sanctions. See US State Dept press release.

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BIS remands $31m civil penalty against Nordic Maritime

The Undersecretary for the US Commerce Dept’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) has vacated a civil penalty of $31,425,760 recommended by the Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) against Nordic Maritime Pte Ltd, a Singapore-based marine seismic and offshore services company, and its chairman. See Notice. Nordic Maritime admitted knowingly exporting and using US-origin maritime survey equipment without a licence in …

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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

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

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