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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UK post-Brexit Iraq sanctions regulations

The UK has published The Iraq (Sanctions) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020 (SI 2020/707). The regulations will revoke and replace the UK current regulations giving effect to UN Security Council Resolutions 661 and 1483. The regulations will come into effect at the end of the Brexit transition period, ie 11pm on 31 December 2020. Explanatory memorandum here, and a s 18 …

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US renews Iraq sanctions for 1 year

In May 2003, the US adopted Executive Order (E.O.) 13303, which declared a national emergency with respect to Iraq. The E.O. was later amended by (inter alia) E.O. 13315, E.O. 13350 and E.O. 13438, which imposed asset freezes on the “former Iraqi regime, its senior officials and their family members”, as well as on those “threatening stabilisation efforts in Iraq […] and undermining efforts …

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US grants 120-day Iran sanctions waiver for new Iraqi government

The US State Department has issued a statement confirming that the US will grant a 120-day waiver from Iran sanctions to allow the new Iraqi government to continue importing Iranian electricity. The spokesperson added that the waiver will help support the Iraqi government in their implementation of reforms and the fight against corruption. The previous waiver, granted for 30 days, …

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US State Dept extends Iraq waiver for Iranian energy for 30 days

The US State Department has renewed a waiver to allow Iraq to continue importing Iranian electricity. The waiver will remain in effect for 30 days until 26 May 2020. A State Dept spokesperson said the renewal was authorised to “allow time for the formation of a credible [Iraqi] government”, at which point the US will assess whether to renew the …

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US to grant Iraq sanctions waiver for 45 days

A senior Iraqi official has reported that the US will renew a waiver for 45 days to allow Iraq to continue importing Iranian gas, and that there will be strict conditions attached. The most recent waiver is due to expire this week.

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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)