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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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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6 sanctions regimes renewed & third countries align with 6 EU regimes

Over the past month, multiple sanctions regimes have been renewed around the world: The US renewed its regimes in respect of Iraq, Syria and the Central African Republic for 1 year by continuing the national emergencies as declared; The UN Security Council adopted Resolution 2571 (2021) to renew the embargo on illicit petroleum exports from Libya, and the mandate of …

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UNSC Committee delists 6 Iraqi entities

The UN Security Council Committee established pursuant to Resolution 1518 (2003) has removed 6 entities from the Iraq sanctions list. They will no longer be subject to asset freezing measures. See press release.

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US DOJ charges Iraqi national with attempting to smuggle firearms

Nihad Al Jaberi, an Iraqi national and resident of Savannah, Georgia, has been charged in an indictment with smuggling, failure to notify a common carrier, and submitting false or misleading export information. In August 2020, Mr Al Jaberi is alleged to have attempted to export to Iraq 9 firearms without a licence. The contents of the shipment were reportedly described …

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UNSC delists 2 from Iraq sanctions

The UN Security Council Committee concerning Iraq has removed Zuhair Talib Abd-al-Sattar Al-Naqib, and Amir Rashid Muhammad Al-Ubaidi from its sanctions list. They will no longer be subject to asset freezing measures. See press release. The EU has aligned with this decision, see Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/53.

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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

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)