UN sanctions on Iraq were first imposed in 1990, by UN Security Council Resolution 661, in response to the invasion of Kuwait by Iraq. The current UN Sanctions Committee and regime on Iraq was established in 2003 as the successor to the 1990 committee, by UN Security Council Resolutions 1483 and 1518.Subscribe for full access
OFAC has imposed asset freezes on two militia figures in Iraq, Rayan al-Kildani and Waad Qado, who it says are implicated in serious human rights abuses. al-Kildani is the leader of the 50th Brigade Militia, which OFAC says has systematically looted homes and is reportedly the primary impediment to the return of internally displaced persons […]
The United Nations Security Council has removed 13 entities from the Iraq sanctions list. See here for list. Accordingly, they will no longer be subject to asset freezing measures. In June, 30 Iraqi entities in total were delisted. Today (4 July) the EU aligned with the UNSC’s decision by adopting Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/1141.
The United Nations Security Council has removed 17 entities from the Iraq sanctions list. As a result, they will no longer be subject to asset freezing measures. For the full list, see here. Today (28 June), the EU aligned with this decision and have implemented Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/1103.
The Export Control Joint Unit and Department for International Trade have amended 3 general licences: Open general trade control licence (maritime anti-piracy), Schedule 1 (goods) has been amended to include control entry PL9010 for non-military shotguns, meaning these items now require export authorisation; Open general export licence (export after exhibition or demonstration: military goods) has […]
ISIL (Da’esh) and Al-Qaida The UN Security Council has imposed an asset freeze, travel ban and arms embargo on Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant – Khorasan (ISIL-K). The group was formed by a former Tehrik-e Taliban Pakistan (TTP) commander, supported by former Taliban faction commanders and has claimed responsibility for attacks in Afghanistan […]