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 adds former secretary general of Kata’ib Hizballah to SDGT list

The US has listed Abd al-Aziz Malluh Mirjirash al-Muhammadawi, also known as Abu Fadak, as a specially designated global terrorist pursuant to Executive Order 13224. Mr al-Muhammadawi is the former secretary general of Kata’ib Hizballah, a US-designated foreign terrorist organisation. He is alleged to be working in conjunction with the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Qods Force “to reshape official Iraqi …

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OFAC lists senior Iraqi official for serious human rights abuses

OFAC has designated Falih al-Fayyadh, the Chairman of Iraqi Popular Mobilisation Committee (PMC) and former National Security Advisor to the Iraqi Prime Minister for being a leader or official of an entity that has engaged in serious human rights abuses, pursuant to Executive Order 13818 (Global Magnitsky sanctions). According to the press release, in October 2019 when Mr al-Fayyadh was …

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US renews Iraq sanctions waiver for Iranian electricity for 90 days

The US State Department has renewed a sanctions waiver allowing Iraq to continue to import Iranian electricity for 90 days. The previous waiver was granted for 45 days. A State Department spokesperson said that the renewal was authorised to “ensure that Iraq is able to meet its short-term energy needs while it takes steps to reduce its dependence on Iranian energy …

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UK publishes Libya sanctions regs & guidance on 11 sanctions regimes

The UK government has published The Libya (Sanctions) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020 (SI 2020/1665), which replace the EU sanctions regime relating to Libya. The UK has also issued guidance on the regulations, which includes information on asset freezes, partial asset freezes, interest, oil aboard UN-designated ships, and ownership and control. See explanatory memorandum, and reports under section 2(4) of the …

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UNSC removes Rafidain Bank from Iraq sanctions list

The UN Security Council Sanctions Committee concerning Iraq has delisted Rafidain Bank. As a result, it will no longer be subject to asset freezing measures. See press release.  OFAC (USA) had licensed activity with Rafidain Bank in 2003, removing it on July 30, 2004. 16 years later Rafidain has now been delisted by the UN, Australia, EU, France, Switzerland and …

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