Fact Sheet: Sanctions on Iranian Government and Affiliates

Action Targets the Iranian Regime's Continued Human Rights Abuses, WMD Proliferation, and Support for Terrorism
November 9, 2012

Mentioned Suspect Entities & Suppliers: 

Sanctioned Suspect Entities & Suppliers: 

The following individuals and entities have either engaged in censorship or other activities with respect to Iran on or after June 12, 2009, that prohibit, limit, or penalize the exercise of freedom of expression or assembly by citizens of Iran; or that limit access to print or broadcast media, including the facilitation or support of intentional frequency manipulation by the Government of Iran or any entity owned or controlled by the Government of Iran that would jam or restrict an international signal, or provided technological support for the foregoing or are otherwise owned or controlled by such individuals or entities that are blocked pursuant to E.O. 13628.

Today’s E.O. 13224 designations, which targets global terrorists and their supporters, are focused on the activities and support structure of Kata’ib Hizballah (KH). KH was listed as a foreign terrorist organization (FTO) and pursuant to E.O. 13224 by the Department of State in June 2009 and was designated by the Department of the Treasury the same month under E.O. 13438 for engaging in acts of violence that threaten the stability of Iraq. It has been responsible for numerous violent terrorist attacks since 2007, including improvised explosive device bombings, rocket propelled grenade attacks, and sniper operations. KH also targeted the International Zone in Baghdad in a November 29, 2008 rocket attack that killed two UN workers. In addition, KH has threatened the lives of Iraqi politicians and civilians that support the legitimate political process in Iraq.

Today’s E.O. 13382 designations target the support network of the IRGC, which was designated by the U.S. Department of State, pursuant to E.O. 13382 in October 2007, for having engaged, or attempted to engage, in proliferation related activities.