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  1. Another Iranian Bank Receives Early Sanctions Relief

    October 28, 2016 Policy Briefs Another Iranian bank has received sanctions relief earlier than anticipated under the nuclear deal with Iran.  The European Union’s sanctions on state-owned Bank Saderat Iran and its London-based subsidiary, BankSaderat PLC, ...

  2. Iranian Arms Shipments to Yemen Violate U.N. Resolutions

    The United States and its allies have interdicted five separate weapons shipments from Iran to the Houthis in Yemen since April 2015—shipments that violate U. N. Security Council resolutions. According to U.S. Vice Admiral Kevin Donergan, “We know they cam ...

  3. At the U.N. General Assembly, World Leaders Disagree on the Value of the Iran Nuclear Deal

    The 72nd United Nations General Assembly concludes this week with increased uncertainty about the future of the nuclear agreement with Iran. In his address to world leaders on September 19, U.S. President Donald Trump called the agreement "the worst a ...

  4. Pressure to Address Iran's Missile Program and Arms Exports Intensifies

    December 22, 2017 Policy Briefs Missile Military Events over the past week have created mounting pressure to address Iran's ballistic missile program and its missile and arms exports. On December 19, Iranian-backed Houthi militants in Yemen fired ano ...

  5. The FATF Keeps Iran on Blacklist While Ignoring Proliferation Finance Threat

    At its plenary meeting in Paris this week, the Financial Action Task Force decided to maintain Iran's status as a high-risk jurisdiction for money laundering and terrorist financing, while continuing to waive the most severe penalties for this listin ...

  6. Letting ZTE Off the Hook, Again? Implications for Iran Sanctions Enforcement

    The plight of Chinese telecom giant ZTE may have eased this week, as U.S. and Chinese officials met for high-level trade talks. On April 15, the U.S. Commerce Department's Bureau of Industry and Security reactivated trade restrictions and re-imposed a ...

  7. Illicit Nuclear Trade Continues Despite Procurement Channel

    On June 21, 2018, the United Nations released the fifth report by the Secretary General on the implementation of U.N. Security Council resolution 2231. The report notes for the first time that Iran may be receiving nuclear technology outside of the licit & ...

  8. Iran Dodges FATF Countermeasures but Looming U.S. Sanctions May Achieve Similar Outcome

    Iran was once again on the agenda at a plenary meeting of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) last week in Paris. The body decided not to re-impose the severe restrictions on financial dealings with Iran that were suspended in 2016, despite U.S. efforts ...

  9. The FATF Continues to Suspend Countermeasures on Iran but Sets June Deadline for Financial Reforms

    February 27, 2019 Policy Briefs 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 "countermeasur ...

  10. U.S. Maximum Pressure Meets Iranian Nuclear Brinksmanship

    May 10, 2019 Policy Briefs Nuclear 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 P ...

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