Amendments to Iranian Transactions and Sanctions Regulations (31 CFR Part 560)

June 27, 2018

Weapon Program: 

  • Nuclear

SUMMARY: The Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) is amending the Iranian Transactions and Sanctions Regulations (ITSR) to implement the President’s May 8, 2018 decision to end the United States’ participation in the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) on Iran’s nuclear program, as outlined in National Security Presidential Memorandum-11 of May 8, 2018 (NSPM-11). Specifically, OFAC is amending the ITSR to: amend the general licenses authorizing the importation into the United States of, and dealings in, Iranian-origin carpets and foodstuffs, as well as related letters of credit and brokering services, to narrow the scope of such general licenses to the wind down of such activities through August 6, 2018; add a new general license to authorize the wind down, through August 6, 2018, of transactions related to the negotiation of contingent contracts for activities eligible for authorization under the Statement of Licensing Policy for Activities Related to the Export or Re-export to Iran of Commercial Passenger Aircraft and Related Parts and Services, which was rescinded following the issuance of NSPM-11; and add a new general license to authorize the wind down, through November 4, 2018, of certain transactions relating to foreign entities owned or controlled by a United States person. 

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