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International Enforcement Actions
September 30, 2020
On August 19, U.S. authorities unsealed a complaint charging Ali Chawla, Asim Mujtaba Naqvi, and Muzzamil Husnain Zaidi with violating the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (IEEPA).
Policy Briefs
September 30, 2020
Last week, the United States announced a range of new sanctions on Iran’s military-industrial complex, including severe financial penalties against anyone helping Iran import or export conventional weapons. The move follows a failed bid by the United States to extend an arms embargo on Iran at the United Nations. It signals the U.S.
Articles and Reports
August 25, 2020
In May 2018, the United States withdrew from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), the nuclear agreement it had reached in 2015 with Iran. Thereafter, the U.S. Government has redoubled its efforts to squeeze Iran with sanctions to compel Tehran to negotiate a new agreement with stricter limits on its nuclear and missile programs.
Policy Briefs
August 11, 2020
On May 8, 2018, President Donald J. Trump announced the U.S. withdrawal from the nuclear agreement. Effective immediately, U.S. nuclear sanctions on Iran were reinstated and the President warned that "any nation that helps Iran in its quest for nuclear weapons could also be strongly sanctioned by the United States."

Iranian Entities

Missile, Military
Responsible for ballistic missile research and development; part of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC).Has supported the IRGC's efforts to improve the ballistic missile capabilities of Houthi rebels in Yemen; reportedly helped Hezbollah and Palestinian militants develop missile capabilities.
Missile, Military
Operates Iran's inventory of ballistic missiles; missiles reportedly include the Shahab 1 and 2 short-range ballistic missiles, the Shahab 3 medium-range ballistic missile, and the Tondar, Fateh, Zelzal and Qiam missiles; sanctioned by the European Union, the United States, as well as by the governments of Canada, Norway, Switzerland, and Japan,...


Allegedly laundered $20 billion of Iranian oil and gas revenue from 2012 to 2016 in violation of U.S. sanctions on Iran.
Supplied hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of aluminum products to Iran Centrifuge Technology Company (TESA), which produces centrifuges for Iran's uranium enrichment program.

Unconventional Weapon Programs

Visit program-specific pages for information about Iran's nuclear and chemical weapon-related efforts and Iran's missile program.