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11 countries get off the hook again

US Secretary of State John Kerry said today that 11 countries, including Japan, Germany, France, Italy, the Netherlands, Belgium and Spain, got their 3rd 180-day waiver from OFAC’s Iranian sanctions on countries that import Iranian oil. After a year, you’d think they’d make more progress on finding other oil sources. […]

The Iranian Way-Back Machine: 1979-1981

From the OFAC Iran sanctions flyer, there’s a section about the Iranian Assets Control Regulations that’s quite interesting. Basically, while the effect of the regulation is very different from the original, it still lives on… Separate Iranian sanctions regulations appear at 31 C.F.R. Part 535. On November 14, 1979, the […]

HMT rebrands!

As of April 1, Her Majesty’s Treasury will refer to its sanctions unit as the Financial Sanctions unit instead of the Asset Freezing unit. With the name change, there is a new email address: FinancialSanctions@hmtreasury.gsi.gov.uk.

March 12, 2013: HMT adds to Iran sanctions list

As a consequence of Council Implementing Regulation (EU) No 206/2013, Her Majesty’s Treasury has added 9 individuals: 1. EMADI, HAMID, REZA DOB: –/–/1973 POB: Hamedan a.k.a: EMADI, Hamidreza Address: Tehran Position: Press TV Newsroom Director Other Information: Place of work: Press TV HQ, Tehran. Independent regulator OFCOM fined Press TV […]

Are sanctions truly international?

Certain sanctions sure seem to be world-wide. The Iranian sanctions, in particular, seem to be finally having some effect purely because it’s not just the US cracking down on them. And, especially in the last 6 months, other countries have actually caught their citizens trying to skirt sanctions regimes – […]

More OFAC North Korean NPWMD Designations

Four more individuals, one more entity: CHU, Kyu-Chang (a.k.a. CHU, Kyu-Ch’ang; a.k.a. JU, Kyu-Chang); DOB 25 Nov 1928; POB Hamju County, South Hamgyong Province, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (individual) [NPWMD]. O, Kuk-Ryol (a.k.a. O, Ku’k-ryo’l); DOB 07 Jan 1930; POB Onso’ng County, North Hamgyo’ng Province, Democratic People’s Republic of […]