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Policy Briefs
May 10, 2019
The latest chapter in the Trump administration's maximum pressure campaign against Iran was announced on May 8, on the one-year anniversary of the U.S. withdrawal from the nuclear agreement, or Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).
Newsletters
May 10, 2019
This month's newsletter includes a policy brief on recent U.S. sanctions targeting Iran's industrial metals sector as part of the Trump administration's intensifying economic pressure campaign on Iran, and the implications of Iran's plan to suspend certain nuclear restrictions required by the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).
International Enforcement Actions
April 15, 2019
On March 21, 2019, 57-year-old Australian national David Russell Levick was sentenced to 24 months in prison after pleading guilty to procuring and attempting to procure U.S.-origin aircraft parts for transshipment to Iran without a license.
Newsletters
April 15, 2019
This month's newsletter includes analysis of a recently concluded export enforcement case against an Australian man for his role in sending controlled U.S. military technology to end users in Iran and an update on companies re-evaluating trade with Iran in light of the re-imposition of sweeping U.S. sanctions.
Policy Briefs
April 12, 2019
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."
Newsletters
March 6, 2019
This month's newsletter includes a policy brief on the decision by the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) to continue the suspension of severe restrictions on Iran over its failure to adequately counter money laundering and terrorist financing, as well as links to the FATF's Public Statement announcing the decision.
Policy Briefs
February 27, 2019
At its plenary meeting in Paris last week, the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) renewed its call for enhanced due diligence when dealing with Iran, but continued to suspend more severe restrictions, or "countermeasures," against Iran for its strategic anti-money laundering and combatting the financing of terrorism (AML/CFT) deficiencies.
Roundtables
February 13, 2019
The United States withdrew from the nuclear agreement with Iran – the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) – in part because it did not address the threat posed by Iran's missile program. Following this withdrawal, the United States has expanded trade and financial sanctions aimed at punishing Iran economically to counter a range of threats...
Newsletters
February 13, 2019
This month's newsletter includes findings from an expert roundtable discussion about how open source tools and data can support U.S. and multilateral efforts to constrain Iran's missile program, both through sanctions and an eventual agreement. The newsletter also includes official statements about INSTEX, the new EU payment channel set up to...
Newsletters
January 9, 2019
New Year's greetings from Iran Watch! This month's newsletter includes a report on the entities supporting proliferation that remain blacklisted by the U.N. and/or the EU, a spreadsheet listing the 700+ entities designated by the U.S. in November 2018 as part of the re-imposition of sanctions on Iran, and more.

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