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POTENTIAL SANCTIONS IMPOSITION PURSUANT TO US ADMINISTRATION’S ANNOUNCED NEW STRATEGY ON IRAN

President Trump has repeatedly criticised the ‘Iran deal’, referring to it as an ‘embarrassment’ for the United States. On 13 October 2017, he laid out new strategies his administration is taking concerning Iran. In a speech delivered at the White … Continue reading

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US PRESIDENT SIGNS IRAN, NORTH KOREA AND RUSSIA SANCTIONS BILL – WITH TWO SIGNING STATEMENTS

H.R. 3364 (the “Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act”) overwhelmingly passed the House and Senate and has now been signed into law by the US President, albeit with two partly critical signing statements (here and here). The law represents significant … Continue reading

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US PRESIDENT RECERTIFIES IRAN NUCLEAR DEAL AND EXTENDS REVIEW OF SUDAN SANCTIONS

Iran Nuclear Deal Recertified with New Sanctions Imposed On July 17, the US President certified Iranian compliance with the Iran nuclear deal, the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). Under the JCPOA, Iran is reducing its nuclear capacity in exchange … Continue reading

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US Senate votes to impose new sanctions on Iran

The US Senate has voted to impose an array of new sanctions with respect to Iran, related to Iran's alleged activity concerning its ballistic missile program, international terrorism, and arms supply and training. The bill serves as a reminder that, … Continue reading

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US state department extends Iran JCPOA waivers but emphasises Human Rights, missile issues

On May 17, 2017, the day on which the US State Department made its semi-annual report to Congress under the Comprehensive Iran Sanctions, Accountability, and Divestment Act of 2010 (CISADA), the State Department announced that the current administration continues to … Continue reading

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President Obama Expected to Sign 10-Year Extension of Iran Sanctions Act

On December 1, 2016, the Senate unanimously passed a bill to extend the Iran Sanctions Act of 1996 (the "ISA") for 10 years by a 99-0 vote, after it had passed the House of Representatives by a similarly wide margin of … Continue reading

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US Government Terminates Burma Sanctions and Further Clarifies the Application of Iran Sanctions

In the past week, the US government took executive actions to continue its easing of the Burma and Iran sanctions regimes. On October 7, 2016, the U.S. government issued an Executive Order effecting the termination of the long-standing Burma sanctions … Continue reading

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Iran files case against the USA before the ICJ

In a press release published on 15 June 2016 (available here), the International Court of Justice ("ICJ") announced that Iran has instituted proceedings against the USA, in respect of alleged violations under the 1955 US-Iran Treaty of Amity, Economic Relations … Continue reading

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Iran sanctions: Implementation Day (16 January 2016) marks a significant relaxation of EU and US sanctions against Iran

 On 16 January 2016, or "Implementation Day", legislation in the United States ("US") and European Union ("EU") came into effect, relaxing significantly the sanctions in place against Iran. This followed the issuing of a report by the International Atomic Energy … Continue reading

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EU extends existing limited suspension of Iran sanctions for a further two weeks

The EU announced on 14 January that it would prolong its existing suspension of certain (limited) sanctions on Iran until 28 January 2016 to allow time for implementation of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (the "JCPOA").   Council Decision (CFSP) 2016/35, … Continue reading

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