International Enforcement Actions
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).
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.
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.
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."