Sanctions Profile: Iraq

At a glance

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.

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UN removes 2 from Iraq sanctions list

The UNSC 1518 Sanctions Committee (Iraq) has de-listed Mahmud Dhiyab al-Ahmed, former Iraqi Minister of Interior, and Husam Muhammad Amin al-Yassin, former head of the National Monitoring Directorate. Press Release. The UK (Notice) and Switzerland (Notice) have also removed the 2 from their sanctions lists. Update 14 December 2021: The EU de-listed Mr al-Ahmed and Mr al-Yassin. Commission Implementing Regulation …

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UN de-lists Baghdad Stock Exchange

The UN has removed the Baghdad Stock Exchange from its Iraq sanctions list. It was originally designated on 26 April 2004. Press Release. It has also been de-listed by the UK (Notice), Switzerland (Notice) and the EU (Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/1715).

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UN de-lists 1 from terrorism sanctions & 28 from Iraq sanctions

On 6 September 2021, the UN removed Qatar national Khalifa Muhammad Turki Al-Subaiy from its ISIL (Da’esh) and Al-Qaida Sanctions List. Press Release. The de-listing has been implemented by the UK (Notice), the EU (Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/1460) and Switzerland (Notice). On 8 September 2021, the UN has also removed 28 entities from its Iraq Sanctions List. All the …

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8 organisations penalised by US for prohibited Iran, N Korea & Syria transfers

The US Bureau of International Security and Nonproliferation (State Department) has imposed restrictions on 8 foreign entities, pursuant to Section 3 of the Iran, North Korea, and Syria Nonproliferation Act (INKSNA). The Bureau determined that the companies had engaged in the transfer to/acquisition from Iran, North Korea or Syria of goods, services or technology controlled under multilateral weapons control lists, …

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Recent de-listings

In recent weeks, several people and entities have been removed from sanctions lists across the world: State Contracting Water and Sewage Projects Company (Iraq) has been delisted by the UN (Press Release), UK (Notice) and EU (Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/111) Additionally: UK Nader Qalei (Syria) (Notice); and AGAT System (Belarus) (Notice) US Ahmad Ghalebani, Ahmad Qalehbani, Farzad Bazargan, Mohammad …

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Current Sanctions

EU UK

Consolidated

Council Regulation (EC) No 1210/2003

Parent Regulation

Council Regulation (EC) No 1210/2003

Amended by:

Council Regulation (EC) No 1799/2003

Commission Regulation (EC) No 2119/2003

Commission Regulation (EC) No 2204/2003

Commission Regulation (EC) No 924/2004

Commission Regulation (EC) No 979/2004

Commission Regulation (EC) No 1086/2004

Council Regulation (EC) No 1412/2004

Commission Regulation (EC) No 1566/2004

Commission Regulation (EC) No 1087/2005

Commission Regulation (EC) No 1286/2005

Commission Regulation (EC) No 1450/2005

Commission Regulation (EC) No 785/2006

Council Regulation (EC) No 1791/2006

Council Regulation (EC) No 195/2008

Council Regulation (EC) No 175/2009

Council Regulation (EU) No 168/2010

Council Regulation (EU) No 131/2011

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 88/2012

Council Regulation (EU) No 85/2013

Council Regulation (EU) No 517/2013

Council Regulation (EU) No 791/2014

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2016/1398

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2016/1453

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2016/1642

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2016/1695

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2016/2363

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/44

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/184

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/441

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/2217

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/875

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/979

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/1025

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/1066

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/1124

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/1218

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/1286

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/1476

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/1661

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/1781

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/23

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/51

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/162

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/432

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/567

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/808

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/1103

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/1141

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/37

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/53

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/1111

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/1472

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/1715

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/2203

Consolidated

Common Position 2003/495/CFSP

Common Position

Common Position 2003/495/CFSP

Amended by:

Common Position 2003/735/CFSP

Common Position 2004/553/CFSP

Common Position 2008/186/CFSP

Common Position 2009/175/CFSP

Council Decision 2010/128/CFSP

Council Decision 2011/100/CFSP

Council Decision 2012/812/CFSP

Council Decision 2014/484/CFSP

Council Regulation (EEC) No 3541/92

The Iraq (Sanctions) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020, (SI 2020/707)