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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US reportedly drafting Iran & Iraq sanctions

Yesterday (8 January), in a statement, President Trump said that the US is planning “additional punishing economic sanctions on the Iran regime” whilst it considers options in response to Iran’s recent attack against 2 US military bases in Iraq. It has also been reported that the US has begun drafting sanctions against Iraq following Iraq’s vote to expel foreign troops …

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UN removes 15 from Iraq sanctions list

The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) has delisted 15 entities from its Iraq sanctions regime established under Resolution 1483 (2003). As a result, they are no longer subject to asset freezing measures. See here for full list.

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US designates Iran-backed terrorist group AAH

The US Department of State has designated Aaa’ib Ahl Al-Haq (AAH) as a foreign terrorist organisation and a specially designated global terrorist (SDGT) under section 219 of the Immigration and Nationality Act and E.O. 13224, respectively. Formed in 2006, AAH is said to be an Iran-backed, Iraq-based militant organisation that has claimed responsibility for over 6,000 attacks on US and …

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US designations for violence against protesters in Iraq & corruption

OFAC has designated 3 people said to be the leaders of Iran-backed militias in Iraq sanctions (E.O. 13818, for involvement in serious human rights abuses. They are: Qais al-Khazali, Laith al-Khazali, and Husayn Falih ‘Aziz al-Lami. The press release states that during protests in Iraqi cities in 2019, the Asa’ib Ahl al-Haq (AAH) militia (led by the al-Khazali brothers) opened …

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UNSC & EU – Iraq & ISIS (Da’esh) and Al-Qaida sanctions de-listings

The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) has removed 2 entities from its Iraq sanctions list: State Organisation for Irrigation Projects and State Organisation for Land Reclamation. They are therefore no longer subject to asset freezing measures. UN Press Release. The EU has aligned with this decision, see Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/1853. ISIS (Da’esh) and Al-Qaida The UNSC has delisted …

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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

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 (Asset Freezing) Regulations 2012 (SI 2012/1489)