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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Iraq sanctions list removals

On 19 May 2022, the UN removed Khalaf M. M. Al-Dulaymi (also Al-Dulimi); Midco Financial, S.A; and Montana Management, Inc. from its Iraq sanctions list. All had been listed in April 2004. Press Release. The UK (Notice) and Switzerland (Notice) have also removed the 3 from their sanctions lists. The same Mr Al-Dulimi brought a case to the European Court …

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UK changes to Iraq sanctions list

Today the FCDO updated the UK Sanctions List. (Notice) 3 entries have been removed from the consolidated list and are no longer subject to an asset freeze. Maki Mustafa HAMUDAT (Group ID: 8381) Asil Sami Mohammad MADHI TABRAH (Group ID: 8385) RASHEED BANK (Group ID: 7814) The following entry has been corrected and is still subject to an asset freeze: …

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Recent listings & de-listings

Recent designations and removals from UN, US, UK and EU non-Russia sanctions lists are summarised below. UN Al-Shabaab spokesperson Ali Mohamed Rage was added to the UN’s Somalia sanctions list. Press Release. The UK (Notice), Switzerland (Notice) and the EU (Council Implementing Decision (CFSP) 2022/341 & Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2022/340) have also designated Mr Rage. 7 people have been …

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French ECJ reference on enforcement action against assets frozen under Iraq sanctions

The French Cour de cassation has made a request to the ECJ for a preliminary ruling seeking an interpretation of EU sanctions on Iraq. Cour de cassation Judgment. ECJ Case C-753/21. Request. The Court referred the questions in an appeal brought by Instrubel NV against an October 2019 judgment which upheld a ruling that preventative attachments against Montana Management Inc., …

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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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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

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2022/401

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2022/665

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2022/815

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)