I. General Notes
In reviewing the JCPOA and this guidance, members of the regulated public should be aware of
The sanctions-related commitments described in the JCPOA are directed towards non-
U.S. persons,7 and except for the commitments described in section 5 of Annex II of the
JCPOA, do not apply to U.S. persons.8
The sanctions commitments described in the JCPOA and this guidance do not apply to
transactions that involve persons who remain or are placed on the SDN List.
Transactions involving such persons remain sanctionable after Implementation Day.
The USG commitment to lift sanctions described in the JCPOA is without prejudice to
sanctions that may apply under legal provisions not included within the scope of section
4 of Annex II of the JCPOA. As further detailed in section VII below, the USG retains the
authority to continue imposing sanctions under authorities not included within the scope
of section 4 of Annex II, including those used to address Iran’s: support for terrorism,
support for persons involved in human rights abuses in Syria or for the Government of
Syria, support for persons threatening the peace, security, or stability of Yemen, human
rights abuses, and ballistic missile program.9