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International Enforcement Actions
December 14, 2020
For years, Iran has violated the United Nations’ arms embargo on Yemen by smuggling weapons to the Houthis, an Iranian-aligned movement of Yemeni rebels. In November 2019 and February 2020, the U.S. Navy intercepted two of those shipments.
Interviews and Podcasts
November 25, 2020
This episode of Iran Watch Listen features an interview with John Smith, the former Director of the U.S. Treasury Department's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), about the impact of the Trump administration's Iran sanctions campaign and how Iran policy might change with the Biden administration.
International Enforcement Actions
October 29, 2020
U.S. authorities allege that Iran Aircraft Manufacturing Industries Company, a firm affiliated with Iran's military, sought U.S.-made products to advance its “military and civilian capabilities” and looked to a series of middlemen in Iran and Indonesia to obtain the goods in violation of U.S. sanctions.
Policy Briefs
October 21, 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

Nuclear
Plays a central role in Iran’s uranium enrichment centrifuge operations, according to the U.S. Department of State.
Military
An Iranian electronics import and distribution company specializing in engines and motors; suspected of involvement in the diversion of U.S.-origin unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) parts to Iran via China without the required export licenses, according to the U.S. Department of Commerce.

Suppliers

Missile
Turkey-based company; supports Iran's missile program, according to the U.S. Department of State.Involved in the production and trade of carbon; reportedly involved in the healthcare industry.Sanctions
Allegedly laundered $20 billion of Iranian oil and gas revenue from 2012 to 2016 in violation of U.S. sanctions on Iran.

Unconventional Weapon Programs

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