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OFAC’s IFCA/Executive Order 13645 FAQ: Iranian Rial Transactions

The question (No 309):

What transactions involving the Iranian rial will be subject to sanctions?

The answer:

FFIs risk correspondent and payable-through account and blocking sanctions for (i) knowingly conducting or facilitating, on or after July 1, 2013, significant transactions related to the purchase or sale of Iranian rials or a derivative, swap, future, forward, or other similar contract whose value is based on the exchange rate of the Iranian rial, or (ii) maintaining, on or after July 1, 2013, significant funds or accounts outside the territory of Iran denominated in the Iranian rial. [06-03-13]

Categories: Guidance IFCA Iranian Sanctions OFAC Updates Sanctions Regulations


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