Tag Archives | Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC)

Iran Lodges Complaint against Sanctions on Carpets

The head of Iran National Carpet Center (INCC) deplored the US sanctions on hand-woven Persian carpets as a breach of international protocols and said the Islamic Republic has filed complaints against the embargoes. “Hand-woven Persian carpet belongs to the Iranian nation and is part of the national, cultural and intellectual identity of the Iranian people,” […]

US Sanctions Mahan Air Service Provider

The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) has designated Mahan Travel and Tourism Sdn Bhd, a Malaysia-based General Sales Agent (GSA), for acting for or on behalf of Mahan Air, an Iranian airline previously designated in connection with Iran’s support for international terrorism. GSAs such as Mahan Travel and Tourism […]

Swiss Bank starts Wind-Down of Iran Business

By John Lee. Swiss-based Banque de Commerce et de Placements (BCP) has reportedly stopped all new transactions with Iran, following the US pullout from the nuclear deal. Reuters reports that the bank has started a ‘wind down period‘ within the framework of OFAC announcement. (Source: Jerusalem Post)

US puts Sanctions on head of Central Bank

The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) imposed sanctions on the Governor and a senior official of the Central Bank of Iran, an Iraq-based bank and its chairman, and a key Hizballah official, all of whom have moved millions of dollars on behalf of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps-Qods Force […]

How Iran and Europe can Save the Nuclear Deal

By Bijan Khajehpour for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. US President Donald Trump’s unilateral withdrawal from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) has created an urgency for all other deal signatories to work toward saving the accord. As international companies face a new […]

Iranian Oil Exports set to continue under US Sanctions

By David Ramin Jalilvand for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. Assessing the short- and long-term consequences of the US withdrawal from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) for Iranian energy is crucial. In the short term, the impact will be rather modest in […]

Trump pulls US out of Iran Nuclear Deal: FULL DETAILS

By John Lee. US President Donald Trump has said he will withdraw the United States from Iran nuclear deal, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). In a live statement, the President said: “I will sign a presidential memorandum to begin reinstating U.S. nuclear sanctions on the Iranian regime. We will be instituting […]

Iran Nuclear Deal: Reaction from World Leaders

By John Lee. Following the US withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal, world leaders have been giving their opinions. Former US President Barack Obama said: “Walking away from the JCPOA turns our back on America’s closest allies, and an agreement that our country’s leading diplomats, scientists, and intelligence professionals negotiated. “At a time when we […]

Rouhani Calls Trump’s Withdrawal “Psychological War”

President Rouhani Calls Trump’s Iran Nuclear Deal Withdrawal “Psychological War” Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani said on Tuesday that Tehran has adopted necessary measures to confront new anti-Iran pressures, saying that his US counterpart is launching psychological war and economic pressure on Tehran by announcing withdrawal from the 2015 nuclear deal. “The Iranian nation will be […]

Iranian Airlines Buy 40 Sukhoi Passenger Jets

Two Iranian airlines have signed contracts with Russian aircraft manufacturer Sukhoi to purchase a total of 40 passenger planes. The Iranian companies, Aseman Airlines and Iran Air Tours, have signed the deals with Sukhoi on the sidelines of Eurasia Airshow 2018, which kicked off in Turkey’s Antalya on April 25. According to reports, Iran Air […]

New US Sanctions on Iran: Full Details

On Friday, in a coordinated action with the U.S. Department of Justice, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) designated one Iranian entity and 10 Iranian individuals under Executive Order (E.O.) 13694, “Blocking the Property of Certain Persons Engaging in Significant Malicious Cyber-Enabled Activities,” as amended. The entity and individuals designated engaged in the theft of valuable intellectual property and data from hundreds of U.S. and third-country universities and a media company for private financial gain. “Iran is engaged […]

Questions as Iranians claim US Licensing Plane Sales to Iran

By Saeed Jalili for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. Questions abound as Iranians claim US Treasury licensing plane sales to Iran Questions have emerged about whether the US Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) has issued new licenses to Canadian plane manufacturer […]

US Moves Against “Illicit Iran Aircraft Network”

The U.S. Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) has acted against Turkish national Gulnihal Yegane and three affiliated Turkish companies who are involved in illicitly procuring and supplying Iranian airlines with U.S.-origin aircraft engines and spare parts. The action, called a “temporary denial order” (TDO), suspends the export privileges of Gulnihal Yegane (“Yegane”), […]

“No US License Needed” to Buy Sukhoi Jet

The modifications that Sukhoi has made to its Superjet-100 passenger plane would allow the Russian aircraft manufacturer to sell the plane to Iran without the need for a license from the US Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), an Iranian official announced. Speaking to Tasnim on Monday, Secretary of Association of Iranian Airlines Maqsoud […]

New US Sanctions on Iran: Full Details

The US Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) designated 14 individuals and entities in connection with serious human rights abuses and censorship in Iran, and support to designated Iranian weapons proliferators. “The United States will not stand by while the Iranian regime continues to engage in human rights abuses and injustice.  […]

US Treasury Sanctions more Iranian Entities

The United States’ Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) sanctioned five Iran-based entities subordinate to a key element of Iran’s ballistic missile program. Shahid Kharrazi Industries, Shahid Sanikhani Industries, Shahid Moghaddam Industries, Shahid Eslami Research Center, and Shahid Shustari Industries are being designated pursuant to Executive Order (E.O.) 13382 for being owned or […]

New US Sanctions over Iran: Full Details

The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) has designated a network of individuals and entities involved in a large-scale scheme to help Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps-Qods Force (IRGC-QF) counterfeit currency to support its destabilizing activities. This network employed deceptive measures to circumvent European export control restrictions and procured advanced […]

US Issues Sanctions against IRGC

The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) on Friday designated Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) pursuant to the global terrorism Executive Order (E.O.) 13224 and consistent with the Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act. OFAC designated the IRGC today for its activities in support of the IRGC-Qods Force (IRGC-QF), […]

Due Diligence in Iran “Can Trigger Sanctions Violations”

The recent settlement agreed between the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) and IPSA International Services of Phoenix, Arizona, highlights the risk that companies face when engaging third-party consultants to perform due diligence on counterparties in Iran. So says a paper from Washington-based legal and lobbying firm Akin Gump Strauss Hauer […]

OFAC agrees settlement with IPSA International Services

The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) has announced a $259,200 settlement with IPSA International Services, Inc. (IPSA) of Phoenix, Arizona. IPSA agreed to settle its potential civil liability for 72 apparent violations of the Iranian Transactions and Sanctions Regulations, 31 C.F.R. part 560 (ITSR). The apparent violations involve, on […]