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Why IFCA? Sec. 1243 tells all…

This is the first of many posts on IFCA sanctions – we're going to answer the basic question: why is the US doing this? This is the Sense of Congress section which explains why sanctions are being imposed and what we want to do in terms of sanctions: SEC. 1243. […]

Undersecretary Cohen Testifies about Iran Sanctions

David Cohen is Undersecretary of Terrorism and Financial Intelligence, and he recently testified before the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs. The topic: Iran Sanctions: Ensuring Robust Enforcement, and Assessing Next Steps. Some highlights – on CISADA: When I last appeared before the Committee, I described the Administration's […]

Word o’ the day: rule of construction

From thefreedictionary.com: The process by which the meaning of an ambiguous provision of a statute, written document, or oral agreement is determined.   Here's example from the part of the NDAA 2013 that represents the IFCA statutes: Nothing in this subtitle or the amendments made by this sub- title shall […]

IFCA clarification

See what happens when a layman tries to read a lengthy law?   IFCA, the Iran Freedom and Counter-Proliferation Act, is, as previously reported, Subtitle D in the National Defense Authorization Act of 2013. But, there are many Subtitle Ds in the NDAA. Just so you know, IFCA is Subtitle […]

EU adopts sanctions on Syrian regime

Sorry, missed this one from late last week – 179 individuals and 54 entities sanctioned by the EU. These sanctions are until June 1, 2014. From the factsheet, this is the extent of the sanctions on Syria: − Prohibition on the import of arms and related material from Syria.D Export […]