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January 22, 2014 - EU suspends certain sanctions as Joint Plan of Action enters into force

As part of the implementation of the Joint Plan of Action agreed by Iran and the E3/EU+3, which enters into force today, the Council today suspended certain EU restrictive measures against Iran for a period of six months. By putting the sanctions relief in place, the EU has implemented its part of the first step towards a comprehensive solution to address concerns about the Iranian nuclear programme. The first step may be prolonged by mutual consent between the Iran and the E3/EU+3.

Today's decision has lifted the prohibition on the provision of insurance and transport in relation to Iranian crude oil sales to its current customers.

In addition, the prohibition on the import, purchase or transport of Iranian petrochemical products and related services has been suspended.

To enable the transport of Iranian crude oil and petrochemical products, the prohibition on the provision of vessels is also suspended.

The ban on trade in gold and precious metals with the Iranian government, its public bodies and the Central Bank of Iran has also been suspended. As foreseen by the Joint Plan of Action, the thresholds for authorising financial transfers to and from Iran have been increased tenfold in order to ease legitimate trade with Iran.

The suspension will last for a period of six months during which relevant contracts will have to be executed.

The legal acts adopted by the Council will be published later today in the EU Official Journal and enter into force today.

The remainder of the EU sanctions against Iran remain in force. For more details about them and on EU-Iran relations, see factsheet European Union and Iran.

EU sanctions apply in the EU, to EU nationals as well as to entities incorporated under the law of a member state. For more information, see factsheet EU restrictive measures.

See also: Joint Plan of Action between the E3/EU+3 and Iran


January 16, 2014 - Certain EU Iran Sanctions To Be Suspended

Following the adoption of the Joint Plan of Action on November 24, 2013, the United States, the United Kingdom, France, Russia, China and Germany concluded an Interim Agreement with Iran over its nuclear program on January 12, 2014. In exchange for certain concessions by Iran over its nuclear program, the EU has agreed to suspend the application of certain restrictive measures (see the EU proposal)

Some relaxation of certain US sanctions against Iran is anticipated, but the details have not yet been made public. Based on the proposal the following suspensions of EU sanctions will come into force for a period of six months from the date on which the suspensions take effect:

Source: Mayer Brown - for more details see the EU proposal


June 15, 2013 - Statement by EU High Representative Catherine Ashton on the Iranian election

The High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice President of the Commission issued the following statement today:

"The Iranian people have chosen a new president in elections on 14 June. The announced results confirm that they have decided to entrust Mr. Hassan Rohani with a strong mandate to govern Iran in the next four years.

I wish Mr. Rohani well in forming a new government and in taking up his new responsibilities. I remain firmly committed to working with the new Iranian leadership towards a swift diplomatic solution of the nuclear issue."

EU Press Release


June 06, 2013 - Implementing Regulation (EU) No 522/2013 of 6 June 2013 implementing Regulation (EU) No 267/2012 concerning restrictive measures against Iran.

ADDITIONS - Entities

DELETIONS - Entities

AMENDMENTS - Individuals

AMENDMENTS - Entities


March 12, 2013 - Implementing Regulation (EU) No 206/2013 of 11 March 2013, implementing Article 12(1) of Regulation (EU) No 359/2011 concerning restrictive measures directed against certain persons, entities and bodies in view of the situation in Iran.

The European Union has imposed sanctions on Iranian judges, media officials and a special police internet monitoring unit linked to the death of a dissident in custody, citing grave human rights violations, the bloc's Official Journal said.

The Iranian Cyber Police unit was set up in 2011, taking on anti-revolutionary and dissident groups who organised protests in 2009 against the re-election of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the Official Journal said on Tuesday.


March 11, 2013 - Human rights violations: Council strengthens sanctions against Iran

Following a review, the Council prolonged the EU restrictive measures in response to serious human rights violations in Iran by 12 months.

The Council also added 9 persons responsible for serious human rights violations to the list of those subject to a travel ban and an asset freeze. This brings the number of persons targeted to 87. The Council also decided to subject one entity responsible for human rights violations to an asset freeze.

The measures are now valid until 13 April 2014. The legal acts will be published in the EU Official Journal of 12 March. For more details on the EU's relationship with Iran and restrictive measures, see factsheet European Union and Iran & EU Press Release.


December 24, 2012 - EU Implementing Regulation (EU) No [ 1264/2012] - of 21 December 2012 implementing Regulation (EU) No 267/2012 concerning restrictive measures against Iran

Financial Sanctions Notice - 24/12/2012 - Iran (nuclear proliferation)

ADDITIONS

Individuals

Entities


AMENDMENTS

Entities


DELETIONS

Entities

EU 1264/2012


December 21, 2012 - EU Council defines scope of October measures

The Council today approved the implementing legislation for the most recent EU restrictive measures in response to the Iranian nuclear programme. The publication of a regulation in tomorrow’s Official Journal will ensure the full legal effect of the measures adopted on 15 October. Besides, the Council also added entities and a person to the list of those subject to restrictive measures.

The regulation giving effect to the October measures further defines the prohibition regarding participation in transactions with Iranian financial institutions, unless authorized in advance. It also defines the scope of the several export bans, including on graphite, metals, key naval equipment and technology for ship-building, additional key equipment or technology for the Iranian oil, natural gas and petrochemical sector and software for industrial production. The act also specifies which natural gas products may no more be imported into the EU and clarifies that swapping Iranian natural gas is also prohibited. In addition, certain dual-use items or technologies relevant to industries controlled by the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps or for Iran’s nuclear programme are now included in the export prohibition for dual-use items and technologies.

Besides, the regulation offers further clarification regarding the prohibition to supply certain services in respect of Iranian oil tankers and cargo vessels as well as regarding the ban on supplying vessels designed for the transport or storage of oil to Iran. By way of a separate decision, the Council added one person and 18 entities involved in nuclear activities or providing support to the Iranian government to the list of those targeted with an asset freeze and a travel ban. This brings the total of entities subject to sanctions to 490 and the total number of persons to 105.

Today's decision was taken by written procedure. The regulation giving effect to the measures adopted on 15 October includes the lists of prohibited items and technologies. The separate acts concerning designations feature the list of the additional entities and person. All texts will be published in the Official Journal of 22 December.

For more details about the restrictive measures adopted on 15 October, see press release and Council decision.

For details on the EU's approach to Iran and an overview of the restrictive measures, see fact-sheet European Union and Iran.

EU Press Release


December 07, 2012 - Iran (nuclear proliferation) Corrigendum to Council Regulation 267/2012

Corrigendum to Council Regulation (EU) No 267/2012 of 23 March 2012 concerning restrictive measures against Iran and repealing Regulation (EU) No 961/2010


November 07, 2012 - EU Implementing Regulation (EU) No 1016/2012 - implementing Regulation (EU) No 267/2012 concerning restrictive measures against Iran.


October 15, 2012 - EU Implementing - Council Decision 2012/635/CFSP - Council Implementing Regulation (EU) No 945/2012 - implementing Regulation (EU) No 267/2012 concerning restrictive measures against Iran.

ADDITIONS - Individual

ADDITIONS - Entities

DELETIONS - Individuals

DELETIONS - Entities

AMENDMENTS - Entity


October 15, 2012 - - EU strengthens sanctions over lack of progress in nuclear talks

Given the EU's serious and deepening concerns over Iran's nuclear programme, the Council today significantly broadened EU restrictive measures against that country. The Council today reiterated its "serious and deepening concerns over Iran's nuclear programme and the urgent need for Iran to comply with all its international obligations". At the same time, it reaffirmed the EU's "longstanding commitment to work for a diplomatic solution to the Iranian nuclear issue in accordance with the dual track approach".

The objective of the EU remains to achieve a comprehensive, negotiated, long-term settlement which would build international confidence in the exclusively peaceful nature of the Iranian nuclear programme, while respecting Iran's legitimate right to the peaceful use of nuclear energy under the Non Proliferation Treaty.

Today's decisions target Iran's nuclear and ballistic programmes and the revenues of the Iranian government for these programmes. They are meant to persuade Iran to engage constructively by negotiating seriously and addressing the concerns of the international community. The sanctions are not aimed at the Iranian people.

In particular, the Council took further measures to ensure that EU financial institutions do not process funds that could contribute to Iran's nuclear programme or to the development of ballistic missiles. Therefore it prohibited all transactions between European and Iranian banks, unless they are explicitly authorised in advance by national authorities under strict conditions. Under these conditions, authorised trade can continue. In addition, the Council has decided to strengthen the restrictive measures against the Central Bank of Iran. EU Press Release


August 03, 2012 - EU Implementing Regulation (EU) No 709/2012 - of 2 August 2012 implementing Regulation (EU) No 267/2012 concerning restrictive measures against Iran.

DELETIONS - Individuals

AMENDMENTS - Individuals

AMENDMENTS - Entities


June 25, 2012 - Exemptions to end on 1 July - The latest package of EU sanctions against Iran will apply as earlier decided. Following a review of the measures, the Council confirmed that they would remain as approved in January.

This means that two exemptions will end, as scheduled, on 1 July: Contracts for importing Iranian oil that were concluded before 23 January will have to be terminated by 1 July. From the same date, EU insurers may no more provide third-party liability and environmental liability insurance for the transport of Iranian oil. This latest package of sanctions against Iran was adopted in January 2012 and targets the Iranian nuclear programme and its sources of finance. The measures were taken in relation to the EU's serious concerns over Iran's nuclear programme. The objective of the EU remains to achieve a comprehensive, long-term settlement on the basis of meaningful negotiations between the E3+3 and Iran.

EU Press Release


April 24, 2012 - EU Implementing Regulation (EU) No 350/2012 - implementing Regulation (EU) No 267/2012 concerning restrictive measures against Iran.

The person and entities listed in the Annex to this Regulation shall be deleted from the list set out in Annex IX to Regulation (EU) No 267/2012.


March 24, 2012 - Council regulation (EU) No 267/2012 of 23 March 2012 concerning restrictive measures against Iran and repealing Regulation (EU) No 961/2010.

This notice is issued in respect of the restrictive measures directed by the Council of the European Union against Iran. - This Notice draws attention to Council Regulation (EU) No 267/2012, [“the Regulation”] and covers in detail only those elements of the Regulation for which the Treasury has responsibility in term of enforcement, namely the asset freezing measures in Chapter IV, and other financial measures in Chapter V. It also refers to certain other measures and should be read alongside the Regulation. Council Regulation (EU) No 961/2010 “the 2010 Regulation” is revoked with effect from 24 March 2012 and replaced by this Regulation.


March 24, 2012 - Implementing Regulation (EU) No 264/2012 concerning restrictive measures

Amending Regulation (EU) No 359/2011 concerning restrictive measures directed against certain persons, entities and bodies in view of the situation in Iran

Adding 17 Natural Persons and restricting all kind of suppression equipment, including technology to suppress freedom of speech (internet) and civil rights.

Regulation (EU) No 359/2011 is hereby amended as follows - The following Articles are inserted:

Article 1A

Article 1B

Article 1C

  1. It shall be prohibited:
    1. to provide, directly or indirectly, technical assistance or brokering services related to the equipment, technology and software identified in Annex IV, or related to the provision, manufacture, maintenance and use of the equipment and technology identified in Annex IV or to the provision, installation, operation or updating of any software identified in Annex IV, to any person, entity or body in Iran or for use in Iran;
    2. to provide, directly or indirectly, financing or financial assistance related to the equipment, technology and software identified in Annex IV, to any person, entity or body in Iran or for use in Iran;
    3. to provide any telecommunication or internet moni­ toring or interception services of any kind to, or for the direct or indirect benefit of, Iran's government, public bodies, corporations and agencies or any person or entity acting on their behalf or at their direction; and
    4. to participate, knowingly and intentionally, in any activity the object or effect of which is to circumvent the prohibitions referred to in point (a), (b) or (c) above; unless the competent authority of the relevant Member State, as identified in the websites referred to in Annex II, has given prior authorisation, on the basis set out in Article 1b(2).
  2. For the purposes of paragraph 1(c),"telecommunication or internet monitoring or interception services" means those services that provide, in particular using equipment, technology or software as identified in Annex IV, access to and delivery of a subject's incoming and outgoing telecommunications and call- associated data for the purpose of its extraction, decoding, recording, processing, analysis and storing or any other related activity.".

March 23, 2012 - The Council today reinforced EU restrictive measures adopted in response to serious human rights violations in Iran and prolonged them by 12 months.

EU High Representative Catherine Ashton said: "The EU remains deeply concerned by the deteriorating human rights situation in Iran. We deplore the continuing increase in executions and the widespread repression of Iranian citizens, including human rights defenders, journalists and members of the opposition. We renew our calls on the Iranian authorities to live up to their international human rights obligations and to protect all fundamental freedoms to which the Iranian people are entitled."

For reasons of coherence, an already existing export ban on equipment that can be used for internal repression was transferred from the sanctions regime addressing the Iranian nuclear programme into the legal act modified today. The measures are now valid until 13 April 2013.

Legal acts will be published in the EU Official Journal of 24 March. EU Press Release


March 23, 2012 - The Council today approved the implementing legislation for the most recent EU restrictive measures in response to the Iranian nuclear programme.

Its publication in the Official Journal tomorrow will ensure the full effect of the sanctions adopted by the Council on 23 January and developed on 15 March.

The regulation approved today defines the precise scope of the measures agreed in January, including the trade restrictions on oil and petroleum products and on petrochemical products and the asset freeze against the Iranian central bank. It also clarifies relevant administrative procedures for national authorities implementing the sanctions. A consolidated version of the relevant regulation, including all EU restrictive measures against Iran, will be published in the Official Journal of 24 March.

For the details about the decisions adopted on 23 January, see press release and Council decision of 23 January as well as the press release and Council decision of 15 March. EU Press Release


March 23, 2012 - COUNCIL DECISION 2012/168/CFSP of 23 March 2012 - amending Decision 2011/235/CFSP concerning restrictive measures directed against certain persons and entities in view of the situation in Iran

March 23, 2012 - COUNCIL DECISION 2012/169/CFSP of 23 March 2012 - amending Decision 2010/413/CFSP concerning restrictive measures directed against Iran


March 15, 2012 - EU Council decision 2012/152/CFSP of 15 March 2012 amending Decision 2010/413/CFSP concerning restrictive measures against Iran.

In Article 20 of Decision 2010/413/CFSP, the following paragraph is added: ‘12. Without prejudice to the exemptions provided for in this Article, it shall be prohibited to supply specialised financial messaging services, which are used to exchange financial data, to the persons and entities referred to in paragraph 1.’.


March 15, 2012 - SWIFT instructed to disconnect sanctioned Iranian banks following EU Council decision

Brussels, 15 March 2012 – Following an EU Council decision, SWIFT is today announcing it has been instructed to discontinue its communications services to Iranian financial institutions that are subject to European sanctions.

The new European Council decision, as confirmed by the Belgian Treasury, prohibits companies such as SWIFT to continue to provide specialised financial messaging services to EU-sanctioned Iranian banks. SWIFT is incorporated under Belgian law and has to comply with this decision as confirmed by its home country government.

“This EU decision forces SWIFT to take action” said Lázaro Campos, CEO of SWIFT. “Disconnecting banks is an extraordinary and unprecedented step for SWIFT. It is a direct result of international and multilateral action to intensify financial sanctions against Iran.” The EU-sanctioned Iranian financial institutions and the SWIFT customer community have been notified of the disconnection, which will become effective on Saturday 17 March at 16.00 GMT.

SWIFT has been and remains in full compliance with all applicable sanctions regulations of the multiple jurisdictions in which it operates, and has received confirmation of this from the competent regulatory authorities. As a global provider of secure messaging services, SWIFT has no involvement in or control over the underlying financial transactions that are contained in the messages of its member banks.

SWIFT Press Release


March 15, 2012 - Updated Fact Sheet

While the European Union’s objective remains to develop a durable and positive relationship with Iran in order to develop the potential for a constructive partnership, from which both sides could draw benefits, since 2005 the serious concerns over the Iranian nuclear programme have dominated EU-Iran relations.

Deep and increasing concerns about unresolved issues and Iran’s continued refusal to comply with its international obligations and co-operate fully with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) led to resolutions by the UN Security Council in 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2010, imposing sanctions against Iran, which are binding on all UN member states. The EU fully implements these United Nations sanctions and has also adopted a number of complementary measures (see annex for overview of sanctions).

IAEA findings on Iranian activities relating to the development of military nuclear technology, reflected in the IAEA report from October 2011, have further exacerbated concerns over the nature of Iran's nuclear programme. Against this background and the lack of engagement from the Iranian side with the efforts aimed at constructive talks made by the HR, on behalf of the E3+3 (China, France, Germany, Russia, the United Kingdom and the United States), the EU therefore decided, at the end of 2011, to extend its sanctions regime.


January 24, 2012 - Factsheet on Iran, including a summary of restrictive measures EU Factsheet - January 24, 2012

The European Union and Iran

While the European Union’s objective remains to develop a durable and positive relationship with Iran in order to develop the potential for a constructive partnership, from which both sides could draw benefits, since 2005 the serious concerns over the Iranian nuclear programme have dominated EU-Iran relations.

Deep and increasing concerns about unresolved issues and Iran’s continued refusal to comply with its international obligations and co-operate fully with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) led to resolutions by the UN Security Council in 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2010, imposing sanctions against Iran, which are binding on all UN member states. The EU fully implements these United Nations sanctions and has also adopted a number of complementary measures (see annex for overview of sanctions).

IAEA findings on Iranian activities relating to the development of military nuclear technology, reflected in the IAEA report from October 2011, have further exacerbated concerns over the nature of Iran's nuclear programme. Against this background and the lack of engagement from the Iranian side with the efforts aimed at constructive talks made by the HR, on behalf of the E3+3 (China, France, Germany, Russia, the United Kingdom and the United States), the EU therefore decided, at the end of 2011, to extend its sanctions regime.

The objective of the EU remains to achieve a comprehensive, negotiated, long-term settlement which restores international confidence in the exclusively peaceful nature of the Iranian nuclear programme, while respecting Iran’s legitimate right to the peaceful use of nuclear energy under the Non Proliferation Treaty. High Representative Catherine Ashton, in her role as designated negotiator on behalf of the E3+3, has repeatedly signalled readiness to resume talks, starting with a confidence-building phase aimed at facilitating a constructive dialogue on the basis of reciprocity and a step-by-step approach.

The EU continues to urge Iran to respond clearly and positively to this offer of negotiations and to demonstrate its readiness to address seriously existing concerns on the nuclear issue, without preconditions. Iran must take the actions needed to reassure the international community that its programme is entirely peaceful - including by implementing its international obligations and relevant UNSC resolution in full co-operation with the IAEA.

A comprehensive package of incentives including full political and technological support for a peaceful nuclear programme, and the normalisation of economic relations, is part of the offer made by the E3+3, with the support of the EU.


Sanctions

EU sanctions are meant to persuade Iran to comply with its international obligations and to constrain its development of sensitive technologies in support of its nuclear and missile programmes. The measures both implement UNSC resolutions and include additional autonomous EU measures. The EU sanctions regime will be assessed against the behavior of the government of Iran. The EU sanctions were last strengthened on 23 January 2012 when the Foreign Affairs Council inter alia imposed an import ban on Iranian crude oil and froze the assets of the Iranian central bank within the EU. See also: Text of the Council decision adopted on 23 January.


Human Rights

In addition to the nuclear issue, the EU is also very concerned by the deterioration of Iran’s human rights situation. This has particularly been the case since the crackdown which followed the 2009 presidential elections in Iran. The EU has therefore adopted restrictive measures on 61 named Iranian individuals who are responsible, directly or by order, for grave human rights violations. At the same time, the EU is open for contacts with Iran on human rights issues, though no such contacts have taken place for several years.

Every year since 2004, the United Nations General Assembly has adopted a resolution expressing grave concern at the deteriorating situation, and in 2010 a special rapporteur was appointed by the General Assembly – yet he still has not been permitted access to Iran.

The EU will continue to push for access, and continue to call Iran to account for abuses which have been thoroughly and convincingly documented. The EU’s principal and consistent call on Iran, as on other states around the world, is that it lives up to the international human rights standards to which it has freely subscribed.


Background

History of EU-Iran relations

Iran and the EU began to look at ways to formalise and enhance their relationship in 1998, in recognition of their shared interest in commercial and political cooperation. The Council adopted a mandate to negotiate a comprehensive trade and co-operation agreement and a political dialogue agreement with Iran in 2001, with negotiations in both spheres starting in 2002, and running up to 2005. A human rights dialogue was conducted during the same period, until Iran declined to participate after 2004. The EU wished gradually to deepen relations with Iran, pending progress by Iranian authorities in four areas: Iran’s attitude to the Middle East Peace Process, the human rights situation in Iran, support to terrorist movements and finally, non-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (WMDs), including nuclear. The EU is still Iran’s principal trading partner, importing €14.5 bn of goods from Iran, and exporting €11.3 bn (2010 figures - both being less today than in the past). 90% of EU imports from Iran are oil and related products.

This phase came to a halt in 2005, due to revelations on Iran’s clandestine nuclear activities and Iranian refusal to fully cooperate with the IAEA. At its September 2005 meeting, the IAEA’s board of governors found Iran in non-compliance with its safeguards obligations, because of “many failures and breaches of its obligations to comply with its NPT Safeguards Agreement”. Subsequently, the Iranian nuclear issue was reported to the UNSC in March 2006.


RESTRICTIVE MEASURES ON IRAN - as in force on 24 January 2012

Nuclear programme In response to concern about Iran's proliferation-sensitive nuclear activities, the EU has gradually introduced comprehensive restrictive measures since 2007. They implement UN decisions, but also include strong EU autonomous measures. These measures consist in:

The number of listed entities amounts to 442, including the Iranian central bank. 75 of them were designated by the UN, the others are autonomous EU designations. They include companies the banking and insurance sectors, the nuclear technology industry and in the field of aviation, armament, electronics, shipping, chemical industry, metallurgy and the oil and gas industry as well as branches and subsidiaries of IRGC and IRISL.

Humanitarian exemptions also apply to the asset freeze. The Council regularly reviews the list of persons and entities subject to admission restrictions and asset freezes.


Human Rights

The EU has repeatedly voiced its concern about the deteriorating human rights situation in Iran. It deplored the widespread repression of Iranian citizens, including human rights defenders, lawyers and journalists, who face harassment and arrests for exercising their legitimate rights. The EU has subjected 61 persons responsible for these serious human rights violations to an assets freeze and a ban from entering the EU.

The Council regularly reviews the list of persons and entities subject to admission restrictions and asset freezes. More information: See the consolidated versions of Council decision 235/2011 and Council regulation 359/2011.


January 24, 2012 - EU Implementing Regulation (EU) No 56/2012 - amending (expanding) Regulation (EU) No 961/2010 on restrictive measures against Iran.


January 24, 2012 - EU Implementing Regulation (EU) No 54/2012- amending (expanding) Regulation (EU) No 961/2010 on restrictive measures against Iran.


January 24, 2012 - EU Council Decision 2012/35/CFSP - implementing 2012/35/CFSP of 23 January 2012 amending Decision 2010/413/CFSP concerning restrictive measures against Iran (Nuclear Proliferation).


January 20, 2012 - Factsheet on Iran, including a summary of restrictive measures EU Factsheet - January 20, 2012

The European Union and Iran

While the European Union’s objective remains to develop a durable and positive relationship with Iran in order to develop the potential for a constructive partnership, from which both sides could draw benefits, since 2005 the serious concerns over the Iranian nuclear programme have dominated EU-Iran relations.

Deep and increasing concerns about unresolved issues and Iran’s continued refusal to comply with its international obligations and co-operate fully with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) led to resolutions by the UN Security Council in 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2010, imposing sanctions against Iran, which are binding on all UN member states. The EU fully implements these United Nations sanctions and has also adopted a number of complementary measures (see annex for overview of sanctions).

IAEA findings on Iranian activities relating to the development of military nuclear technology, reflected in the IAEA report from October 2011, have further exacerbated concerns over the nature of Iran's nuclear programme. Against this background and the lack of engagement from the Iranian side with the efforts aimed at constructive talks made by the HR, on behalf of the E3+3 (China, France, Germany, Russia, the United Kingdom and the United States), the EU therefore decided, at the end of 2011, to extend its sanctions regime.

The objective of the EU remains to achieve a comprehensive, negotiated, long-term settlement which restores international confidence in the exclusively peaceful nature of the Iranian nuclear programme, while respecting Iran’s legitimate right to the peaceful use of nuclear energy under the Non Proliferation Treaty. High Representative Catherine Ashton, in her role as designated negotiator on behalf of the E3+3, has repeatedly signalled readiness to resume talks, starting with a confidence-building phase aimed at facilitating a constructive dialogue on the basis of reciprocity and a step-by-step approach.

The EU continues to urge Iran to respond clearly and positively to this offer of negotiations and to demonstrate its readiness to address seriously existing concerns on the nuclear issue, without preconditions. Iran must take the actions needed to reassure the international community that its programme is entirely peaceful - including by implementing its international obligations and relevant UNSC resolution in full co-operation with the IAEA. A comprehensive package of incentives including full political and technological support for a peaceful nuclear programme, and the normalisation of economic relations, is part of the offer made by the E3+3, with the support of the EU.

Sanctions

EU sanctions are meant to persuade Iran to comply with its international obligations and to constrain its development of sensitive technologies in support of its nuclear and missile programmes. The measures both implement UNSC resolutions and include additional autonomous EU measures. The EU sanctions regime will be assessed against the behavior of the government of Iran. The EU sanctions were last strengthened on 1 December 2011 when the Foreign Affairs Council decided on additional designations regarding persons and entities involved in Iran's nuclear or ballistic missile activities, members of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps and a list of entities owned or controlled by Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Lines. Total: 180 designations (37 persons and 143 entities).

Human Rights

In addition to the nuclear issue, the EU is also very concerned by the deterioration of Iran’s human rights situation. This has particularly been the case since the crackdown which followed the 2009 presidential elections in Iran. The EU has therefore adopted restrictive measures on 61 named Iranian individuals who are responsible, directly or by order, for grave human rights violations. At the same time, the EU is open for contacts with Iran on human rights issues, though no such contacts have taken place for several years.

Every year since 2004, the United Nations General Assembly has adopted a resolution expressing grave concern at the deteriorating situation, and in 2010 a special rapporteur was appointed by the General Assembly – yet he still has not been permitted access to Iran. The EU will continue to push for access, and continue to call Iran to account for abuses which have been thoroughly and convincingly documented. The EU’s principal and consistent call on Iran, as on other states around the world, is that it lives up to the international human rights standards to which it has freely subscribed.


Background

History of EU-Iran relations

Iran and the EU began to look at ways to formalise and enhance their relationship in 1998, in recognition of their shared interest in commercial and political cooperation. The Council adopted a mandate to negotiate a comprehensive trade and co-operation agreement and a political dialogue agreement with Iran in 2001, with negotiations in both spheres starting in 2002, and running up to 2005. A human rights dialogue was conducted during the same period, until Iran declined to participate after 2004. The EU wished gradually to deepen relations with Iran, pending progress by Iranian authorities in four areas: Iran’s attitude to the Middle East Peace Process, the human rights situation in Iran, support to terrorist movements and finally, non-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (WMDs), including nuclear. The EU is still Iran’s principal trading partner, importing €14.5 bn of goods from Iran, and exporting €11.3 bn (2010 figures - both being less today than in the past). 90% of EU imports from Iran are oil and related products.

This phase came to a halt in 2005, due to revelations on Iran’s clandestine nuclear activities and Iranian refusal to fully cooperate with the IAEA. At its September 2005 meeting, the IAEA’s board of governors found Iran in non-compliance with its safeguards obligations, because of “many failures and breaches of its obligations to comply with its NPT Safeguards Agreement”. Subsequently, the Iranian nuclear issue was reported to the UNSC in March 2006.


RESTRICTIVE MEASURES ON IRAN - as in force on January 20, 2012


Nuclear programme

In response to concern about Iran's proliferation-sensitive nuclear activities, the EU has gradually introduced comprehensive restrictive measures since 2007. They implement UN decisions, but also include strong EU autonomous measures. These measures consist in:

chemicals, electronics, sensors and lasers, navigation and avionics.

contribute to nuclear enrichment and weapons development.

equipment; nuclear technology and low-enriched uranium.

gas. Ban on financial and technical assistance for such transactions. This includes for instance geophysical survey equipment, drilling and production platforms for crude oil and natural gas, equipment for shipping terminals of liquefied gas, petrol pumps and storage tanks.

investment in and joint ventures with such companies in Iran.

Iranian entities (except health and travel insurance).

information, keep records of all transactions and report transactions they suspect to concern proliferation financing to national authorities.

above 40 000 EUR (with humanitarian exemptions). Only permitted if it does not contribute to nuclear enrichment or weapons development

(IRGC) and of the Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Lines (IRISL).

Prohibited goods can be seized by member states.

Iranian cargo aircraft or servicing to Iranian vessels may be provided if there are suspicions that it carries prohibited goods.

delivery systems, for instance by acquiring prohibited goods and technology or by assisting listed persons or entities in violating UN and EU provisions; and senior members of the IRGC.

prohibited goods and technology or by assisting listed persons or entities in violating UN and EU provisions; and senior members and entities of IRGC and the IRISL.

The number of listed entities amounts to 433. 75 of them were designated by the UN, the others are autonomous EU designations. They include companies the banking and insurance sectors, the nuclear technology industry and in the field of aviation, armament, electronics, shipping, chemical industry, metallurgy and the oil and gas industry as well as branches and subsidiaries of IRGC and IRISL. Humanitarian exemptions also apply to the asset freeze.

The Council regularly reviews the list of persons and entities subject to admission restrictions and asset freezes.


Human Rights

The EU has repeatedly voiced its concern about the deteriorating human rights situation in Iran. It deplored the widespread repression of Iranian citizens, including human rights defenders, lawyers and journalists, who face harassment and arrests for exercising their legitimate rights. The EU has subjected 61 persons responsible for these serious human rights violations to an assets freeze and a ban from entering the EU.

The Council regularly reviews the list of persons and entities subject to admission restrictions and asset freezes.


More information - See the consolidated versions of Council decision 235/2011 and Council regulation 359/2011.


December 02, 2011 - Council Implementing Regulation (EU) No 1245/2011 of 1 December 2011 implementing Regulation (EU) No 961/2010 on restrictive measures against Iran

Persons added December 01, 2011

Entities added December 01, 2011

Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) Persons added December 02, 2011

Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Lines (IRISL) Persons added December 02, 2011

Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Lines (IRISL) Entities added December 02, 2011


December 02, 2011 - The entries for the entities named below shall be replaced by the entries set out below:

Persons and entities involved in nuclear or ballistic missiles activities

Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Lines (IRISL)



October 12, 2011 - COUNCIL IMPLEMENTING REGULATION (EU) No 1002/2011 of 10 October 2011 implementing Article 12(1) of Regulation (EU) No 359/2011 concerning restrictive measures directed against certain persons, entities and bodies in view of the situation in Iran.

All 29 individuals have been designated by EU on October 10, 2011 - facing a visa ban and asset freeze.


May 23, 2011 - Council Implementing Regulation (EU) No 503/2011 of 23 May 2011 implementing Regulation (EU) No 961/2010 on restrictive measures against Iran (adding of persons & entities - incl. Iran connected entities abroad) EU 503/2011

Name Person / Entity OFAC Listed Identifying information Reasons Date of listing
Mohammad Ahmadian Unknown (2011.05.23) Formerly acting Head of the Atomic Energy Organisation of Iran (AEOI), and currently Deputy Head of the AEOI. The AEOI oversees Iran's nuclear programme and is designated under UNSCR 1737 (2006). 23.05.2011
Engineer Naser Rastkhah Unknown (2011.05.23) Deputy Head of the AEOI. The AEOI oversees Iran's nuclear programme and is designated under UNSCR 1737 (2006). 23.05.2011
Behzad Soltani Unknown (2011.05.23) Deputy Head of the AEOI. The AEOI oversees Iran's nuclear programme and is designated under UNSCR 1737 (2006). 23.05.2011
Massoud Akhavan-Fard Unknown (2011.05.23) Deputy Head of the AEOI for Planning, International and Parliamentary affairs. The AEOI oversees Iran's nuclear programme and is designated under UNSCR 1737 (2006). 23.05.2011
Mohammad Hossein Dajmar Yes D.O.B: 19 February 1956. Passport: K13644968 (Iran), expires May 2013. Chairman and Managing Director of IRISL. He is also Chairman of Soroush Sarzamin Asatir Ship Management Co. (SSA), Safiran Payam Darya Shipping Co. (SAPID), and Hafiz Darya Shipping Co. (HDS), know IRISL affiliates. 23.05.2011
Europäisch-Iranische Handelsbank (EIH) Yes Head Office: Depenau 2, D-20095 Hamburg; Kish branch, Sanaee Avenue, PO Box 79415/148, Kish Island 79415 Tehran branch, No. 1655/1, Valiasr Avenue, PO Box 19656 43 511, Tehran, Iran EIH has played a key role in assisting a number of Iranian banks with alternative options for completing transactions disrupted by EU sanctions targeting Iran. EIH has been noted acting as the advising bank and intermediary bank in transactions with designated Iranian entities. For example, EIH froze the accounts of EU-designated bank Saderat Iran and Bank Mellat located at EIH Hamburg in early August 2010. Shortly afterwards, EIH resumed Euro-denominated business with Bank Mellat and Bank Saderat Iran using EIH accounts with a non- designated Iranian bank. In August 2010, EIH was setting up a system to enable routine payments to be made to Bank Saderat London and Future Bank Bahrain, in such a way as to avoid EU sanctions. As of October 2010, EIH was continuing to act as a conduit for payments by sanctioned Iranian banks, including Bank Mellat and Bank Saderat. These sanctioned banks are to direct their payments to EIH via Iran's Bank of Industry and Mine. In 2009, EIH was used by Post Bank in a sanctions evasion scheme which involved handling transactions on behalf of UN-designated Bank Sepah. EU-designated Bank Mellat is one of EIH's parent banks. 23.05.2011
Onerbank ZAO (a.k.a. Eftekhar Bank, Honor Bank) Yes Ulitsa Klary Tsetkin 51, Minsk 220004, Belarus Belarus-based bank owned by Bank Refah Kargaran, Bank Saderat and the Export Development Bank of Iran 23.05.2011
Aras Farayande Unknown (2011.05.23) Unit 12, No 35 Kooshesh Street, Tehran Involved in procurement of materials for EU-sanctioned Iran Centrifuge Technology Company 23.05.2011
EMKA Company Unknown (2011.05.23) A subsidiary company of the UN-sanctioned TAMAS, responsible for the discovery and extraction of uranium. 23.05.2011
Neda Industrial Group Unknown (2011.05.23) No 10 & 12, 64th Street, Yusef Abad, Tehran Industrial automation company that has worked for the UN-sanctioned Kalaye Electric Company (KEC) at the uranium fuel enrichment plant at Natanz. 23.05.2011
Neka Novin Unknown (2011.05.23) Unit 7, No 12, 13th Street, Mir-Emad St, Motahary Avenue, Tehran, 15875-6653 Involved in procurement of specialist equipment and materials that have direct application in Iranian nuclear programme. 23.05.2011
Noavaran Pooyamoj Unknown (2011.05.23) No 15, Eighth Street, Pakistan Avenue, Shahid Beheshti Avenue, Tehran Involved in procurement of materials that are controlled and have direct application in the manufacture of centrifuges for Iran's uranium enrichment programme. 23.05.2011
Noor Afza Gostar, (a.k.a. Noor Afzar Gostar) Unknown (2011.05.23) Opp Seventh Alley, Zarafrshan Street, Eivanak Street, Qods Township A company that is a subsidiary of the UN-sanctioned Atomic Energy Organisation of Iran (AEOI). Involved in the procurement of equipment for the nuclear programme. 23.05.2011
Pouya Control Unknown (2011.05.23) No 2, Sharif Alley, Shariati Street, Tehran A company involved in procurement of inverters for Iran's proscribed enrichment programme. 23.05.2011
Raad Iran (a.k.a Raad Automation Company) Unknown (2011.05.23) Unit 1, No 35, Bouali Sina Sharghi, Chehel Sotoun Street, Fatemi Square, Tehran A company involved in procurement of inverters for Iran's proscribed enrichment programme. RaadIran was established to produce and design controlling systems and provides the sale and installation of inverters and programmable Logic Controllers. 23.05.2011
SUREH (Nuclear Reactors Fuel Company) Unknown (2011.05.23) Head Office: 61 Shahid Abtahi St, Karegar e Shomali, Tehran Complex: Persian Gulf Boulevard, Km20 SW Esfahan Road A company subordinate to the Atomic Energy Organisation of Iran (AEOI) consisting of the Uranium Conversion Facility, the Fuel Manufacturing Plant and the Zirconium Production Plant. 23.05.2011
Sun Middle East FZ Company Unknown (2011.05.23) Note this a Free Zone Company which makes circumventing the relevant country's Customs regime possible A company that procures sensitive goods for the Nuclear Reactors Fuel Company (SUREH). Sun Middle East uses intermediaries based outside of Iran to source goods SUREH requires. Sun Middle East provides these intermediaries with false end user details for when the goods are sent to Iran, thereby seeking to circumvent the relevant country's Customs regime. 23.05.2011
Ashtian Tablo Unknown (2011.05.23) Ashtian Tablo - No 67, Ghods mirheydari St, Yoosefabad, Tehran A manufacturer of electrical equipment (switchgear)involved in the construction of the Fordow (Qom) facility, built without being declared to the IAEA. 23.05.2011
Bals Alman Unknown (2011.05.23) A manufacturer of electrical equipment (switchgear) involved in the ongoing construction of the Fordow (Qom) facility built without being declared to the IAEA. 23.05.2011
Hirbod Co Unknown (2011.05.23) Hirbod Co - Flat 2, 3 Second Street, Asad Abadi Avenue, Tehran 14316 A company that has procured goods and equipment destined for Iran's Nuclear and Ballistic Missile programmes for the UN- sanctioned Kalaye Electric Company (KEC). 23.05.2011
Iran Transfo Unknown (2011.05.23) 15 Hakim Azam St, Shirazeh, Shomali St, Mollasadra, Vanak Sq, Tehran Transformer manufacturer involved in the ongoing construction of the Fordow (Qom) facility built without being declared to the IAEA. 23.05.2011
Marou Sanat (a.k.a. Mohandesi Tarh Va Toseh Maro Sanat Company) Unknown (2011.05.23) Ground Floor, Zohre Street, Mofateh Street, Tehran Procurement firm that has acted for Mesbah Energy which was designated under UNSCR 1737 23.05.2011
Paya Parto (a.k.a. Paya Partov) Unknown (2011.05.23) Subsidiary of Novin Energy, which was sanctioned under UNSCR 1747, involved in laser welding. 23.05.2011
Safa Nicu Unknown (2011.05.23) Communications firm that supplied equipment for the Fordow (Qom) facility built without being declared to the IAEA. 23.05.2011
Taghtiran Unknown (2011.05.23) Engineering firm that procures equipment for Iran's IR-40 heavy water research reactor 23.05.2011
Pearl Energy Company Ltd Yes Level 13(E) Main Office Tower, Jalan Merdeka, Financial Park Complex, Labuan 87000 Malaysia Pearl Energy Company Ltd. is a wholly- owned subsidiary of First East Export Bank (FEEB), which was designated by the UN under Security Council Resolution 1929 in June 2010. Pearl Energy Company was formed by FEEB in order to provide economic research on an array of global industries. The Head of Bank Mellat, Ali Divandari, serves as the Chairman of Pearl Energy Company's Board of Directors. 23.05.2011
Pearl Energy Services, SA Yes 15 Avenue de Montchoisi, Lausanne, 1006 VD, Switzerland; Business Registration Document #CH- 550.1.058.055-9 Pearl Energy Services S.A. is a wholly- owned subsidiary of Pearl Energy Company Ltd, located in Switzerland; its mission is to provide financing and expertise to entities seeking to enter in to Iran's petroleum sector. 23.05.2011
West Sun Trade GMBH Yes Winterhuder Weg 8, Hamburg 22085, Germany; Telephone: 0049 40 2270170; Business Registration Document # HRB45757 (Germany) Owned or controlled by Machine Sazi Arak 23.05.2011
MAAA Synergy Unknown (2011.05.23) Malaysia Involved in procurement of components for Iranian fighter planes 23.05.2011
Modern Technologies FZC (MTFZC) Unknown (2011.05.23) PO Box 8032, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates Involved in procurement of components for Iranian nuclear programme 23.05.2011
Qualitest FZE Unknown (2011.05.23) Level 41, Emirates Towers, Sheikh Zayed Road, PO Box 31303, Dubai, United Arab Emirates Involved in procurement of components for Iranian nuclear programme 23.05.2011
Bonab Research Center (BRC) Unknown (2011.05.23) Jade ye Tabriz (km 7), East Azerbaijan, Iran Affiliated to AEOI 23.05.2011
Tajhiz Sanat Shayan (TSS) Unknown (2011.05.23) Unit 7, No. 40, Yazdanpanah, Afriqa Blvd., Teheran, Iran Involved in procurement of components for Iranian nuclear programme 23.05.2011
Institute of Applied Physics (IAP) Unknown (2011.05.23) Conducts research into military applications of Iranian nuclear programme 23.05.2011
Aran Modern Devices (AMD) Unknown (2011.05.23) Affiliated to MTFZC network 23.05.2011
Sakhte Turbopomp va Kompressor (SATAK) (a.k.a. Turbo Compressor Manufacturer, TCMFG) Unknown (2011.05.23) 8, Shahin Lane, Tavanir Rd., Valiasr Av., Teheran, Iran Involved in procurement efforts for Iranian missile programm 23.05.2011
Electronic Components Industries (ECI) Unknown (2011.05.23) Hossain Abad Avenue, Shiraz, Iran Subsidiary of Iran Electronics Industries 23.05.2011
Shiraz Electronics Industries Yes Mirzaie Shirazi, P.O. Box 71365-1589, Shiraz, Iran Subsidiary of Iran Electronics Industries 23.05.2011
Iran Marine Industrial Company (SADRA) Unknown but Khatam is listed Sadra Building No. 3, Shafagh St., Poonak Khavari Blvd., Shahrak Ghods, P.O. Box 14669- 56491, Tehran, Iran Owned or controlled by Khatam al- Anbiya Construction Headquarters 23.05.2011
Shahid Beheshti University Unknown (2011.05.23) Daneshju Blvd., Yaman St., Chamran Blvd., P.O. Box 19839-63113, Tehran, Iran Owned or controlled by Ministry of Defence and Armed Forces Logistics (MODAFL) Carries out scientific research on nuclear weapons 23.05.2011
Bonyad Taavon Sepah (a.k.a. IRGC Cooperative Foundation; Bonyad-e Ta'avon-Sepah; Sepah Cooperative Foundation) Yes Niayes Highway, Seoul Street, Tehran, Iran Bonyad Taavon Sepah, also known as the IRGC Cooperative Foundation, was formed by the Commanders of the IRGC to structure the IRGC's investments. It is controlled by the IRGC. Bonyad Taavon Sepah's Board of Trustees is composed of nine members, of whom eight are IRGC members. These officers include the IRGC's Commander in Chief, who is the Chairman of the Board of Trustees, the Supreme Leader's representative to the IRGC, the Basij commander, the IRGC Ground Forces commander, the IRGC Air Force commander, the IRGC Navy commander, the head of the IRGC Information Security Organization, a senior IRGC officer from the Armed Forces General Staff, and a senior IRGC officer from MODAFL. 23.05.2011
Ansar Bank (a.k.a. Ansar Finance and Credit Fund; Ansar Financial and Credit Institute; Ansae Institute; Ansar al- Mojahedin No-Interest Loan Institute; Ansar Saving and Interest Free-Loans Fund). Yes No. 539, North Pasdaran Avenue, Tehran; Ansar Building, North Khaje Nasir Street, Tehran, Iran Bonyad Taavon Sepah created Ansar Bank to provide financial and credit services to IRGC personnel. Initially, Ansar Bank operated as a credit union and transitioned in to a fully fledged bank in mid 2009, upon receiving a licence from Iran's Central bank. Ansar Bank, formerly known as Ansar al Mojahedin, has been linked to the IRGC for over 20 years. IRGC members received their salaries through Ansar bank. In addition, Ansar bank provided special benefits to IRGC personnel, including reduced rates for home furnishings and free, or reduced-cost, health care. 23.05.2011
Mehr Bank (a.k.a Mehr Finance and Credit Institute; Mehr Interest- Free Bank) Yes 204 Taleghani Ave., Tehran, Iran Mehr Bank is controlled by Bonyad Taavon Sepah and the IRGC. Mehr Bank provides financial services to the IRGC. According to an open source interview with the head of Bonyad Taavon Sepah, Parviz Fattah (b. 1961), Bonyad Taavon Sepah created Mehr Bank to serve the Basij (paramilitary arm of the IRGC). 23.05.2011
Darya Capital Administration GMBH Yes Schottweg 5, Hamburg 22087, Germany; Business Registration Document # HRB94311 (Germany) issued 21 Jul 2005 Schottweg 6, 22087 Hamburg, Germany; Business Registration No. HRB96253, issued Jan 30, 2006 Darya Capital Administration is a wholly owned subsidiary of IRISL Europe GmbH. Its Managing Director is Mohammad Talai (listed by OFAC). 23.05.2011
Nari Shipping and Chartering GmbH & Co. KG Yes Schottweg 5, Hamburg 22087, Germany; Business Registration Document # HRA102485 (Germany) issued 19 Aug 2005; Telephone: 004940278740 Owned by Ocean Capital Administration and IRISL Europe. Ahmad Sarkandi (listed by OFAC) is also the director of Ocean Capital Administration GmbH and Nari Shipping and Chartering GmbH & Co. KG. 23.05.2011
Ocean Capital Administration GmbH Yes (+ all in other columns) Schottweg 5, Hamburg 22087, Germany; Business Registration Document # HRB92501 (Germany) issued 4 Jan 2005; Telephone: 004940278740 A German-based IRISL holding company that, together with IRISL Europe, owns Nari Shipping and Chartering GmbH & Co. KG. Ocean Capital Administration and Nari Shipping and Chartering also share the same address in Germany as IRISL Europe GmbH 23.05.2011
First Ocean Administration GMBH Yes Schottweg 5, Hamburg 22087, Germany; Business Registration Document # HRB94311 (Germany) issued 21 Jul 2005 Owned or controlled by IRISL 23.05.2011
First Ocean GMBH & Co. Kg Yes Schottweg 5, Hamburg 22087, Germany; c/o Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Lines (IRISL), No. 37, Aseman Tower, Sayyade Shirazee Square, Pasdaran Ave., P.O. Box 19395-1311, Tehran, Iran; Business Registration Document # HRA102601 (Germany) issued 19 Sep 2005 Email Address smd@irisl. net; Website www.irisl. net; Telephone: 00982120100488; Fax: 00982120100486 Owned or controlled by IRISL 23.05.2011
Second Ocean Administration GMBH Yes Schottweg 5, Hamburg 22087, Germany; Business Registration Document # HRB94312 (Germany) issued 21 Jul 2005 Owned or controlled by IRISL 23.05.2011
Second Ocean GMBH & Co. Kg Yes Schottweg 5, Hamburg 22087, Germany; c/o Hafiz Darya Shipping Co, No 60, Ehteshamiyeh Square, 7th Neyestan Street, Pasdaran Avenue, Tehran, Iran; Business Registration Document # HRA102502 (Germany) issued 24 Aug 2005; Email Address info@ hdslines.com; Website www.hdslines.com; Telephone: 00982126100733; Fax: 00982120100734 Owned or controlled by IRISL 23.05.2011
Third Ocean Administration GMBH Yes Schottweg 5, Hamburg 22087, Germany; Business Registration Document # HRB94313 (Germany) issued 21 Jul 2005 Owned or controlled by IRISL 23.05.2011
Third Ocean GMBH & Co. Kg Yes Schottweg 5, Hamburg 22087, Germany; c/o Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Lines (IRISL), No. 37, Aseman Tower, Sayyade Shirazee Square, Pasdaran Ave., P.O. Box 19395-1311, Tehran, Iran; Business Registration Document # HRA102520 (Germany) issued 29 Aug 2005; Email Address smd@irisl. net; Website www.irisl. net; Telephone: 00982120100488; Fax: 00982120100486 Owned or controlled by IRISL 23.05.2011
Fourth Ocean Administration GMBH Yes Schottweg 5, Hamburg 22087, Germany; Business Registration Document # HRB94314 (Germany) issued 21 Jul 2005 Owned or controlled by IRISL 23.05.2011
Fourth Ocean GMBH & CO. KG Yes Schottweg 5, Hamburg 22087, Germany; c/o Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Lines (IRISL), No. 37, Aseman Tower, Sayyade Shirazee Square, Pasdaran Ave., P.O. Box 19395-1311, Tehran, Iran; Business Registration Document # HRA102600 (Germany) issued 19 Sep 2005; Email Address smd@irisl. net; Website www.irisl. net; Telephone: 00494070383392; Telephone: 00982120100488; Fax: 00982120100486 Owned or controlled by IRISL 23.05.2011
Fifth Ocean Administration GMBH Yes Schottweg 5, Hamburg 22087, Germany; Business Registration Document # HRB94315 (Germany) issued 21 Jul 2005 Owned or controlled by IRISL 23.05.2011
Fifth Ocean GMBH & CO. KG Yes c/o Hafiz Darya Shipping Co, No 60, Ehteshamiyeh Square, 7th Neyestan Street, Pasdaran Avenue, Tehran, Iran; Schottweg 5, Hamburg 22087, Germany; Business Registration Document # HRA102599 (Germany) issued 19 Sep 2005; Email Address info@ hdslines.com; Website www.hdslines.com; Telephone: 00494070383392; Telephone: 00982126100733; Fax: 00982120100734 Owned or controlled by IRISL 23.05.2011
Sixth Ocean Administration GMBH Yes Schottweg 5, Hamburg 22087, Germany; Business Registration Document # HRB94316 (Germany) issued 21 Jul 2005 Owned or controlled by IRISL 23.05.2011
Sixth Ocean GMBH & CO. KG Yes Schottweg 5, Hamburg 22087, Germany; c/o Hafiz Darya Shipping Co, No 60, Ehteshamiyeh Square, 7th Neyestan Street, Pasdaran Avenue, Tehran, Iran; Business Registration Document # HRA102501 (Germany) issued 24 Aug 2005; Email Address info@ hdslines.com; Website www.hdslines.com; Telephone: 00982126100733; Fax: 00982120100734 Owned or controlled by IRISL 23.05.2011
Seventh Ocean Administration GMBH Yes Schottweg 5, Hamburg 22087, Germany; Business Registration Document # HRB94829 (Germany) issued 19 Sep 2005 Owned or controlled by IRISL 23.05.2011
Seventh Ocean GMBH & CO. KG Yes Schottweg 5, Hamburg 22087, Germany; c/o Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Lines (IRISL), No. 37, Aseman Tower, Sayyade Shirazee Square, Pasdaran Ave., P.O. Box 19395-1311, Tehran, Iran; Business Registration Document # HRA102655 (Germany) issued 26 Sep 2005; Email Address smd@irisl. net; Website www.irisl. net; Telephone: 00982120100488; Fax: 00982120100486 Owned or controlled by IRISL 23.05.2011
Eighth Ocean Administration GMBH Yes Schottweg 5, Hamburg 22087, Germany; Business Registration Document # HRB94633 (Germany) issued 24 Aug 2005 Owned or controlled by IRISL 23.05.2011
Eighth Ocean GmbH & CO. KG Yes c/o Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Lines (IRISL), No. 37, Aseman Tower, Sayyade Shirazee Square, Pasdaran Ave., P.O. Box 19395-1311, Tehran, Iran; Schottweg 5, Hamburg 22087, Germany; Business Registration Document # HRA102533 (Germany) issued 1 Sep 2005; Email Address smd@irisl.net; Website www.irisl.net; Telephone: 00982120100488; Fax: 00982120100486 Owned or controlled by IRISL 23.05.2011
Ninth Ocean Administration GmbH Yes Schottweg 5, Hamburg 22087, Germany; Business Registration Document # HRB94698 (Germany) issued 9 Sep 2005 Owned or controlled by IRISL 23.05.2011
Ninth Ocean GmbH & CO. KG Yes Schottweg 5, Hamburg 22087, Germany; c/o Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Lines (IRISL), No. 37, Aseman Tower, Sayyade Shirazee Square, Pasdaran Ave., P.O. Box 19395-1311, Tehran, Iran; Business Registration Document # HRA102565 (Germany) issued 15 Sep 2005; Email Address smd@irisl. net; Website www.irisl. net; Telephone: 00982120100488; Fax: 00982120100486 Owned or controlled by IRISL 23.05.2011
Tenth Ocean Administration GmbH Yes Schottweg 5, Hamburg 22087, Germany Owned or controlled by IRISL 23.05.2011
Tenth Ocean GmbH & CO. KG Yes c/o Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Lines (IRISL), No. 37, Aseman Tower, Sayyade Shirazee Square, Pasdaran Ave., P.O. Box 19395-1311, Tehran, Iran; Schottweg 5, Hamburg 22087, Germany; Business Registration Document # HRA102679 (Germany) issued 27 Sep 2005; Email Address smd@irisl. net; Website www.irisl. net; Telephone: 00982120100488; Fax: 00982120100486 Owned or controlled by IRISL 23.05.2011
Eleventh Ocean Administration GmbH Yes Schottweg 5, Hamburg 22087, Germany; Business Registration Document # HRB94632 (Germany) issued 24 Aug 2005 Owned or controlled by IRISL 23.05.2011
Eleventh Ocean GmbH & CO. KG Yes c/o Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Lines (IRISL), No. 37, Aseman Tower, Sayyade Shirazee Square, Pasdaran Ave., P.O. Box 19395-1311, Tehran, Iran; Schottweg 5, Hamburg 22087, Germany; Business Registration Document # HRA102544 (Germany) issued 9 Sep 2005; Email Address smd@irisl.net; Website www.irisl.net; Telephone: 004940302930; Telephone: 00982120100488; Fax: 00982120100486 Owned or controlled by IRISL 23.05.2011
Twelfth Ocean Administration GmbH Yes Schottweg 5, Hamburg 22087, Germany; Business Registration Document # HRB94573 (Germany) issued 18 Aug 2005 Owned or controlled by IRISL 23.05.2011
Twelfth Ocean GmbH & CO. KG Yes c/o Hafiz Darya Shipping Co, No 60, Ehteshamiyeh Square, 7th Neyestan Street, Pasdaran Avenue, Tehran, Iran; Schottweg 5, Hamburg 22087, Germany; Business Registration Document # HRA102506 (Germany) issued 25 Aug 2005; Email Address info@ hdslines.com; Website www.hdslines.com; Telephone: 00982126100733; Fax: 00982120100734 Owned or controlled by IRISL 23.05.2011
Thirteenth Ocean Administration GmbH Yes Schottweg 5, Hamburg 22087, Germany Owned or controlled by IRISL 23.05.2011
Thirteenth Ocean GmbH & CO. KG Yes Schottweg 5, Hamburg 22087, Germany; c/o Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Lines (IRISL), No. 37, Aseman Tower, Sayyade Shirazee Square, Pasdaran Ave., P.O. Box 19395-1311, Tehran, Iran; Business Registration Document # HRA104149 (Germany) issued 10 Jul 2006; Email Address smd@irisl.net; Website www.irisl.net; Telephone: 00982120100488; Fax: 00982120100486 Owned or controlled by IRISL 23.05.2011
Fourteenth Ocean Administration GmbH Yes Schottweg 5, Hamburg 22087, Germany Owned or controlled by IRISL 23.05.2011
Fourteenth Ocean GmbH & CO. KG Yes Schottweg 5, Hamburg 22087, Germany; c/o Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Lines (IRISL), No. 37, Aseman Tower, Sayyade Shirazee Square, Pasdaran Ave., P.O. Box 19395-1311, Tehran, Iran; Business Registration Document # HRA104174 (Germany) issued 12 Jul 2006; Email Address smd@irisl.net; Website www.irisl.net; Telephone: 00982120100488; Fax: 00982120100486 Owned or controlled by IRISL 23.05.2011
Fifteenth Ocean Administration GmbH Yes Schottweg 5, Hamburg 22087, Germany Owned or controlled by IRISL 23.05.2011
Fifteenth Ocean GmbH & CO. KG Yes Schottweg 5, Hamburg 22087, Germany; c/o Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Lines (IRISL), No. 37, Aseman Tower, Sayyade Shirazee Square, Pasdaran Ave., P.O. Box 19395-1311 , Tehran, Iran; Business Registration Document # HRA104175 (Germany) issued 12 Jul 2006; Email Address smd@irisl.net; Website www.irisl.net; Telephone: 00982120100488; Fax: 00982120100486 Owned or controlled by IRISL 23.05.2011
Sixteenth Ocean Administration GmbH Yes Schottweg 5, Hamburg 22087, Germany Owned or controlled by IRISL 23.05.2011
Sixteenth Ocean GmbH & CO. KG Yes Schottweg 5, Hamburg 22087, Germany; c/o Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Lines (IRISL), No. 37, Aseman Tower, Sayyade Shirazee Square, Pasdaran Ave., P.O. Box 19395-1311, Tehran, Iran; Email Address smd@ irisl.net; Website www. irisl.net; Telephone: 00982120100488; Fax: 00982120100486 Owned or controlled by IRISL 23.05.2011
Loweswater Ltd Yes Manning House, 21 Bucks Road, Douglas, Isle of Man, IM1 3DA Isle of Man-administered company that controls ship-owning companies in Hong Kong. The ships are operated by EU-sanctioned Safiran Payam Darya Shipping Lines (SAPID) that took over IRISL's bulk services and routes and uses vessels previously owned by IRISL. The Hong Kong companies are: Insight World Ltd, Kingdom New Ltd, Logistic Smart Ltd, Neuman Ltd and New Desire Ltd. Technical management of the vessels is carried out by EU-sanctioned Soroush Saramin Asatir (SSA). 23.05.2011
Insight World Ltd Unknown (2011.05.23) but connected to Loweswater 15th Floor, Tower One, Lippo Centre, 89 Queensway, Hong Kong Insight World Ltd is a Hong Kong based company, owned by Loweswater Ltd, whose ships are operated by Safiran Payam Darya Shipping Lines (SAPID) that took over IRISL's bulk services and routes and uses vessels previously owned and operated by IRISL. 23.05.2011
Kingdom New Ltd Unknown (2011.05.23) but connected to Loweswater 15th Floor, Tower One, Lippo Centre, 89 Queensway, Hong Kong Kingdom New Ltd is a Hong Kong based company, owned by Loweswater Ltd, whose ships are operated by Safiran Payam Darya Shipping Lines (SAPID) that took over IRISL's bulk services and routes and uses vessels previously owned and operated by IRISL. 23.05.2011
Logistic Smart Ltd Yes 15th Floor, Tower One, Lippo Centre, 89 Queensway, Hong Kong Logistic Smart Ltd is a Hong Kong based company, owned by Loweswater Ltd, whose ships are operated by Safiran Payam Darya Shipping Lines (SAPID) that took over IRISL's bulk services and routes and uses vessels previously owned and operated by IRISL. 23.05.2011
Neuman Ltd Yes 15th Floor, Tower One, Lippo Centre, 89 Queensway, Hong Kong Neuman Ltd is a Hong Kong based company, owned by Loweswater Ltd, whose ships are operated by Safiran Payam Darya Shipping Lines (SAPID) that took over IRISL's bulk services and routes and uses vessels previously owned and operated by IRISL. 23.05.2011
New Desire LTD Yes 15th Floor, Tower One, Lippo Centre, 89 Queensway, Hong Kong New Desire LTD is a Hong Kong based company, owned by Loweswater Ltd, whose ships are operated by Safiran Payam Darya Shipping Lines (SAPID) that took over IRISL's bulk services and routes and uses vessels previously owned and operated by IRISL. 23.05.2011
Mill Dene Ltd Yes Manning House, 21 Bucks Road, Douglas, Isle of Man. IM1 3DA Isle of Man-administered company that controls ship-owning companies in Hong Kong. The ships are operated by EU-sanctioned Safiran Payma Darya Shipping lines (SAPID) that took over IRISL's bulk services and routes and uses vessels previously owned by IRISL. One shareholder is Gholamhossein Golpavar, managing director of SAPID shipping IRISL's commercial director. The Hong Kong Companies are: Advance Novel, Alpha Effort Ltd, Best Precise Ltd, Concept Giant Ltd and Great Method Ltd. Technical management of the vessels is carried out by EU-sanctioned Soroush Saramin Asatir (SSA). 23.05.2011
Advance Novel Yes 15th Floor, Tower One, Lippo Centre, 89 Queensway, Hong Kong Advance Novel is a Hong Kong based company, owned by Mill Dene Ltd, whose ships are operated by Safiran Payam Darya Shipping Lines (SAPID) that took over IRISL's bulk services and routes and uses vessels previously owned and operated by IRISL. 23.05.2011
Alpha Effort Ltd Yes 15th Floor, Tower One, Lippo Centre, 89 Queensway, Hong Kong Alpha Effort Ltd is a Hong Kong based company, owned by Mill Dene Ltd, whose ships are operated by Safiran Payam Darya Shipping Lines (SAPID) that took over IRISL's bulk services and routes and uses vessels previously owned and operated by IRISL. 23.05.2011
Best Precise Ltd Yes 15th Floor, Tower One, Lippo Centre, 89 Queensway, Hong Kong Best Precise Ltd is a Hong Kong based company, owned by Mill Dene Ltd, whose ships are operated by Safiran Payam Darya Shipping Lines (SAPID) that took over IRISL's bulk services and routes and uses vessels previously owned and operated by IRISL. 23.05.2011
Concept Giant Ltd Yes 15th Floor, Tower One, Lippo Centre, 89 Queensway, Hong Kong Concept Giant Ltd is a Hong Kong based company, owned by Mill Dene Ltd, whose ships are operated by Safiran Payam Darya Shipping Lines (SAPID) that took over IRISL's bulk services and routes and uses vessels previously owned and operated by IRISL. 23.05.2011
Great Method Ltd Yes 15th Floor, Tower One, Lippo Centre, 89 Queensway, Hong Kong Great Method Ltd is a Hong Kong based company, owned by Mill Dene Ltd, whose ships are operated by Safiran Payam Darya Shipping Lines (SAPID) that took over IRISL's bulk services and routes and uses vessels previously owned and operated by IRISL. 23.05.2011
Shallon Ltd Yes Manning House, 21 Bucks Road, Douglas, Isle of Man. IM1 3DA Isle of Man-administered company that controls ship-owning companies in Hong Kong. The ships are operated by EU-sanctioned Safiran Payam Darya Shipping Lines (SAPID) that took over IRISL's bulk services and routes and uses vessels previously owned by IRISL. One shareholder is Mohammed Mehdi Rasekh, an IRISL board member.The Hong Kong companies are Smart Day Holdings Ltd, System Wise Ltd (AKA Sysyem Wise Ltd), Trade Treasure, True Honour Holdings Ltd. Technical management of the vessels is carried out by EU-sanctioned Soroush Saramin Asatir (SSA). 23.05.2011
Smart Day Holdings Ltd Yes 15th Floor, Tower One, Lippo Centre, 89 Queensway, Hong Kong Smart Day Holdings Ltd is a Hong Kong based company, owned by Shallon Ltd, whose ships are operated by Safiran Payam Darya Shipping Lines (SAPID) that took over IRISL's bulk services and routes and uses vessels previously owned and operated by IRISL. 23.05.2011
System Wise Ltd (a.k.a Sysyem Wise Ltd) Yes 15th Floor, Tower One, Lippo Centre, 89 Queensway, Hong Kong System Wise Ltd is a Hong Kong based company, owned by Shallon Ltd, whose ships are operated by Safiran Payam Darya Shipping Lines (SAPID) that took over IRISL's bulk services and routes and uses vessels previously owned and operated by IRISL. 23.05.2011
Trade Treasure Yes 15th Floor, Tower One, Lippo Centre, 89 Queensway, Hong Kong Trade Treasure is a Hong Kong based company, owned by Shallon Ltd, whose ships are operated by Safiran Payam Darya Shipping Lines (SAPID) that took over IRISL's bulk services and routes and uses vessels previously owned and operated by IRISL 23.05.2011
True Honour Holdings Ltd Yes 15th Floor, Tower One, Lippo Centre, 89 Queensway, Hong Kong True Honour Holdings Ltd is a Hong Kong based company, owned by Shallon Ltd, whose ships are operated by Safiran Payam Darya Shipping Lines (SAPID) that took over IRISL's bulk services and routes and uses vessels previously owned and operated by IRISL 23.05.2011
Springthorpe Limited Yes - All others names also listed Manning House, 21 Bucks Road, Douglas, Isle of Man, IM1 3DA Isle of Man-administered company that controls ship-owning companies in Hong Kong. The ships are operated by Safiran Payam Darya Shipping Lines (SAPID) which took over IRISL's bulk services and routes and uses vessels previously owned by IRISL. One shareholder is Mohammed Hossein Dajmar, the managing director of IRISL. The Hong Kong companies are: New Synergy Ltd, Partner Century Ltd, Sackville Holdings Ltd, Sanford Group and Sino Access Holdings. Technical Management of the vessels is carried out by EU-sanctioned Soroush Saramin Asatir (SSA). 23.05.2011
New Synergy Ltd Yes 15th Floor, Tower One, Lippo Centre, 89 Queensway, Hong Kong New Synergy Ltd is a Hong Kong based company, owned by Springthorpe Limited, whose ships are operated by Safiran Payam Darya Shipping Lines (SAPID) that took over IRISL's bulk services and routes and uses vessels previously owned and operated by IRISL. 23.05.2011
Partner Century Ltd Yes 15th Floor, Tower One, Lippo Centre, 89 Queensway, Hong Kong Partner Century Ltd is a Hong Kong based company, owned by Springthorpe Limited, whose ships are operated by Safiran Payam Darya Shipping Lines (SAPID) that took over IRISL's bulk services and routes and uses vessels previously owned and operated by IRISL. 23.05.2011
Sackville Holdings Ltd Yes 15th Floor, Tower One, Lippo Centre, 89 Queensway, Hong Kong Sackville Holdings Ltd is a Hong Kong based company, owned by Springthorpe Limited, whose ships are operated by Safiran Payam Darya Shipping Lines (SAPID) that took over IRISL's bulk services and routes and uses vessels previously owned and operated by IRISL. 23.05.2011
Sanford Group Unknown (2011.05.23) but SAPID is listed 15th Floor, Tower One, Lippo Centre, 89 Queensway, Hong Kong Sanford Group is a Hong Kong based company, owned by Springthorpe Limited, whose ships are operated by Safiran Payam Darya Shipping Lines (SAPID) that took over IRISL's bulk services and routes and uses vessels previously owned and operated by IRISL. 23.05.2011
Sino Access Holdings Yes 15th Floor, Tower One, Lippo Centre, 89 Queensway, Hong Kong Sino Access Holdings is a Hong Kong based company, owned by Springthorpe Limited, whose ships are operated by Safiran Payam Darya Shipping Lines (SAPID) that took over IRISL's bulk services and routes and uses vessels previously owned and operated by IRISL. 23.05.2011
Kerman Shipping Company Ltd Yes 143/1 Tower Road, Sliema, SLM1604, Malta. C37423, Incorporated in Malta in 2005 Kerman Shipping Company Ltd is a wholly-owned subsidiary of IRISL. Located at the same address in Malta as Woking Shipping Investments Ltd and the companies it owns. 23.05.2011
Woking Shipping Investments Ltd Yes 143/1 Tower Road, Sliema, SLM1604, Malta. C39912 issued 2006 Woking Shipping Investments Ltd is an IRISL subsidiary that owns Shere Shipping Company Limited, Tongham Shipping Co. Ltd., Uppercourt Shipping Company Limited, Vobster Shipping Company which are all located at the same address in Malta. 23.05.2011
Shere Shipping Company Limited Yes 143/1 Tower Road, Sliema, SLM1604, Malta Shere Shipping Company Limited is a wholly owned subsidiary of Woking Shipping Investments Ltd, owned by IRISL. 23.05.2011
Tongham Shipping Co. Ltd Yes 143/1 Tower Road, Sliema, SLM1604, Malta Tongham Shipping Co. Ltd is a wholly owned subsidiary of Woking Shipping Investments Ltd, owned by IRISL. 23.05.2011
Uppercourt Shipping Company Limited Yes 143/1 Tower Road, Sliema, SLM1604, Malta Uppercourt Shipping Company Limited is a wholly owned subsidiary of Woking Shipping Investments Ltd, owned by IRISL. 23.05.2011
Vobster Shipping Company Yes 143/1 Tower Road, Sliema, SLM1604, Malta Vobster Shipping Company is a wholly owned subsidiary of Woking Shipping Investments Ltd, owned by IRISL. 23.05.2011
Lancelin Shipping Company Ltd Yes Fortuna Court, Block B, 284 Archiepiskopou Makariou C' Avenue, 2nd Floor, 3105 Limassol, Cyprus. Business Registration #C133993 (Cyprus), issued 2002 Lancelin Shipping Company Ltd is wholly-owned by IRISL. Ahmad Sarkandi is the manager of Lancelin Shipping. 23.05.2011
Ashtead Shipping Company Ltd Yes Business registration #108116C, Manning House, 21 Bucks Road, Douglas, IM1 3DA, Isle of Man Ashtead Shipping Company Ltd is an IRISL front company located in the Isle of Man. It is 100 percent owned by IRISL and is the registered owner of a vessel owned by IRISL or an IRISL affiliate. Ahmad Sarkandi is a director of the company. 23.05.2011
Byfleet Shipping Company Ltd Yes Byfleet Shipping Company Ltd - Business Registration #118117C, Manning House, 21 Bucks Road, Douglas, IM1 3DA, Isle of Man Byfleet Shipping Company Ltd is an IRISL front company located in the Isle of Man. It is 100 percent owned by IRISL and is the registered owner of a vessel owned by IRISL or an IRISL affiliate. Ahmad Sarkandi is a director of the company. 23.05.2011
Cobham Shipping Company Ltd Yes Business Registration #108118C, Manning House, 21 Bucks Road, Douglas, IM1 3DA, Isle of Man Cobham Shipping Company Ltd is an IRISL front company located in the Isle of Man. It is 100 percent owned by IRISL and is the registered owner of a vessel owned by IRISL or an IRISL affiliate. Ahmad Sarkandi is a director of the company. 23.05.2011
Dorking Shipping Company Ltd Yes Manning House, 21 Bucks Road, Douglas, IM1 3DA, Isle of Man Business Registration #108119C Dorking Shipping Company Ltd is an IRISL front company located in the Isle of Man. It is 100 percent owned by IRISL and is the registered owner of a vessel owned by IRISL or an IRISL affiliate. Ahmad Sarkandi is a director of the company. 23.05.2011
Effingham Shipping Company Ltd Yes Manning House, 21 Bucks Road, Douglas, IM1 3DA, Isle of Man Business Registration #108120C Effingham Shipping Company Ltd is an IRISL front company located in the Isle of Man. It is 100 percent owned by IRISL and is the registered owner of a vessel owned by IRISL or an IRISL affiliate. Ahmad Sarkandi is a director of the company. 23.05.2011
Farnham Shipping Company Ltd Yes Manning House, 21 Bucks Road, Douglas, IM1 3DA, Isle of Man Business Registration #108146C Farnham Shipping Company Ltd is an IRISL front company located in the Isle of Man. It is 100 percent owned by IRISL and is the registered owner of a vessel owned by IRISL or an IRISL affiliate. Ahmad Sarkandi is a director of the company. 23.05.2011
Gomshall Shipping Company Ltd Yes Manning House, 21 Bucks Road, Douglas, IM1 3DA, Isle of Man Business Registration #111998C Gomshall Shipping Company Ltd is an IRISL front company located in the Isle of Man. It is 100 percent owned by IRISL and is the registered owner of a vessel owned by IRISL or an IRISL affiliate. Ahmad Sarkandi is a director of the company. 23.05.2011
Horsham Shipping Company Ltd Yes Manning House, 21 Bucks Road, Douglas, IM1 3DA, Isle of Man Horsham Shipping Company Ltd - Business Registration #111999C Horsham Shipping Company Ltd is an IRISL front company located in the Isle of Man. It is 100 percent owned by IRISL and is the registered owner of a vessel owned by IRISL or an IRISL affiliate. Ahmad Sarkandi is a director of the company. 23.05.2011
Ali Akbar SALEHI Unknown (2011.05.23) Minister for Foreign Affairs. Former Head of the Atomic Energy Organisation of Iran (AEOI). The AEOI oversees Iran's nuclear programme and is designated under UNSCR 1737 (2006). 23.05.2011
Research Institute of Nuclear Science and Technology a.k.a. Nuclear Science and Technology Research Institute Unknown (2011.05.23) AEOI, PO Box 14395-836, Tehran Subordinate to the AEOI and continuing the work of its former Research Division. Its managing director is AEOI Vice President Mohammad Ghannadi (designated in UNSCR 1737). 23.05.2011
Ministry Of Defense And Support For Armed Forces Logistics (a.k.a. Ministry Of Defense For Armed Forces Logistics; a.k.a. MODAFL; a.k.a. MODSAF) Unknown (2011.05.23) Located on the west side of Dabestan Street, Abbas Abad District, Tehran, Iran Responsible for Iran's defence research, development and manufacturing programmes, including support to missile and nuclear programmes. 23.05.2011
Iran Centrifuge Technology Company (a.k.a. TSA or TESA) Unknown (2011.05.23) 156 Golestan Street, Saradr-e Jangal, Tehran. Iran Centrifuge Technology Company has taken over the activities of Farayand Technique (designated under UNSCR 1737). It manufactures uranium enrichment centrifuge parts, and is directly supporting proliferation sensitive activity that Iran is required to suspend by UNSCRs. Carries out work for Kalaye Electric Company (designated under UNSCR 1737). 23.05.2011

April 28, 2011 (CFSP) - Declaration by the High Representative on behalf of the European Union on the alignment of certain third countries with the Council Decision 2011/235/CFSP concerning restrictive measures directed against certain persons and entities in view of the situation in Iran EU Press Release & EU Regulation


Council Regulation (EU) Nº 359/2011 of 12 April 2011 concerning restrictive measures directed against certain persons, entities and bodies in view of the situation in Iran. The European Union imposed assets freezes and travel bans on 32 Iranian officials on April 12, 2011 saying they had been involved in human rights violations. Blacklist was expanded. EU Sanctions


COUNCIL REGULATION (EU) No 961/2010 of 25 October 2010 on restrictive measures against Iran and repealing Regulation (EC) No 423/2007 EU 961/2010 & COUNCIL REGULATION (EU) No 961/2010 of 25 October 2010 explanation Staatscourant (in Dutch)

EU sanctions include arms and related materiel of all types, including weapons and ammunition, military vehicles and equipment, paramilitary equipment and spare parts for the aforementioned. This provision was part of Council Common Position 2007/246/CFSP of 23 April 2007 amending Common Position 2007/140/CFSP concerning restrictive measures against Iran. EU Arms Sanctions


Consolidated EU Sanctions List


Measures introduced by Regulation 961/2010

Oil and gas

The following activities are generally prohibited:

Transactions with Iran/Iranian persons and entities

Insurance/reinsurance

  1. Iran or its Government, and its public bodies, corporations and agencies;
  2. an Iranian person, entity or body other than a natural person; or
  3. a natural person or a legal person, entity or body when acting on behalf or at the direction of a legal person, entity or body referred to in (i) and (ii).

Transportation

Each Member State is responsible for the implementation of "effective, proportionate and dissuasive" penalties applicable to infringements of the Regulation.


Council Regulation (EU) No 668/2010 of 26 July 2010 Regulation 668/2010 in the Official Journal of the European Union, (O.J. L195, 27.7.2010, P25) on 27 July 2010, the Council of the European Union has again amended Annex V to Council Regulation (EU) No. 423/2007. Entities listed by EU since July 26, 2010

The amendments made to Annex V by Regulation 668/2010 take the form of the addition of individuals and entities to the list of those subject to the financial sanctions imposed by Regulation 423/2007. Article 7 of Regulation 423/2007 imposes an asset freeze on these individuals and entities. With effect from 27 July 2010, all funds and economic resources belonging to, owned, held or controlled by persons in Annex V to Regulation 423/2007 as amended by the Annex to Regulation 668/2010 must be frozen. No funds or economic resources are to be made available, directly or indirectly, to or for the benefit of persons listed in Annex V unless authorised.

EU COUNCIL REGULATION No 1110/2008 of 10 November 2008 amending Regulation (EC) No 423/2007 concerning restrictive measures against Iran

EU COUNCIL DECISION of 23 June 2008 implementing Article 7(2) of Regulation (EC) No 423/2007 concerning restrictive measures against Iran (2008/475/EC)

COUNCIL REGULATION (EC) No 423/2007 of 19 April 2007 concerning restrictive measures against Iran (Dual Use Goods) EU 423/2007

Article 7(2) of Regulation 423/2007 provides for the Council to identify persons, not designated by the United Nations Security Council or by the Sanctions Committee established pursuant to paragraph 18 of UNSCR 1737 (2006), as subject to the financial sanctions imposed by Regulation 423/2007. Such persons are listed in Annex V to Regulation 423/2007.

NL

Dutch Sanction Law 1977 – Iran 2007

UK

January 21, 2014 - UK implementing Council Regulation (EU) 267/2012 (“the Regulation”), imposing financial sanctions against Iran (Nuclear Proliferation) has been amended to alter some of the existing restrictions that comprise the financial sanctions.

See the PDF for more detailed information.

See the notice for detailed information.

The Treasury has issued a checklist to help you determine which form, and what information you should provide if you are undertaking a transfer of funds involving an Iranian person, entity, body or credit or financial institution.


June 10, 2013 - Implementing Regulation (EU) No 522/2013 of 6 June 2013 implementing Regulation (EU) No 267/2012 concerning restrictive measures against Iran.

ADDITIONS - Entities

DELETIONS - Entities

AMENDMENTS - Individuals

AMENDMENTS - Entities

UK-EU Sanctions


April 29, 2013 - Qualitest FZE removed from EU/UK blacklist

This notice is issued in respect of the restrictive measures directed by the Council of the European Union against Iran.

  1. With the publication of the Judgment of the General Court of the European Union of 5 December 2012 in regard to Qualitest vs. Council (Case T-421/11) on 26 January 2013 (the “Judgment”), the General Court of the European Union has annulled, in so far as it concerns Qualitest FZE, Council Regulation 267/2012 (“the 2012 Regulation”). The Judgment has now come into force.
  2. As a consequence of the Judgment, Qualitest is no longer subject to the asset freeze imposed by the 2012 Regulation (notwithstanding its continued appearance in Annex IX to the 2012 Regulation).
  3. The Treasury’s Consolidated List of persons subject to financial sanctions in effect in the UK, which is maintained on the Treasury website, has been updated to reflect the Judgment.

UK Announcement


March 12, 2013 - Implementing Regulation (EU) No 206/2013 of 11 March 2013, implementing Article 12(1) of Regulation (EU) No 359/2011 concerning restrictive measures directed against certain persons, entities and bodies in view of the situation in Iran.

The European Union has imposed sanctions on Iranian judges, media officials and a special police internet monitoring unit linked to the death of a dissident in custody, citing grave human rights violations, the bloc's Official Journal said.

The Iranian Cyber Police unit was set up in 2011, taking on anti-revolutionary and dissident groups who organised protests in 2009 against the re-election of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the Official Journal said on Tuesday.

UK-EU Sanctions


January 31, 2013 - Revocation of the Financial Restrictions (Iran) Order 2012

This notice is issued in respect of the revocation of the Financial Restrictions (Iran) Order 2012, which was made in exercise of the powers conferred by Schedule 7 to the Counter-Terrorism Act 2008.

UK Revocation


December 24, 2012 - UK Implementing Regulation (EU) No [ 1264/2012] - of 21 December 2012 implementing Regulation (EU) No 267/2012 concerning restrictive measures against Iran

Financial Sanctions Notice - 24/12/2012 - Iran (nuclear proliferation)

ADDITIONS

Individuals

Entities


AMENDMENTS

Entities


DELETIONS

Entities

UK-EU 1264/2012 & EU 1264/2012


December 07, 2012 - Iran (nuclear proliferation) Corrigendum to Council Regulation 267/2012

Corrigendum to Council Regulation (EU) No 267/2012 of 23 March 2012 concerning restrictive measures against Iran and repealing Regulation (EU) No 961/2010

UK-EU corrigendum 267/2012


November 21, 2012 - Cessation of business relationships and transactions with banks incorporated in Iran

HM Treasury has today given a new direction to all UK credit and financial institutions, requiring them to cease all business with banks incorporated in Iran and their branches and subsidiaries, wherever located, including the Central Bank of Iran.

The direction is in the same terms as that given by the Treasury on 21 November 2011, which ceased to have effect after one year. UK credit and financial institutions continue to be prohibited from entering into transactions or business relationships with banks incorporated in Iran and their branches and subsidiaries unless they are licensed to do so by the Treasury.

The restrictions are contained in the Financial Restrictions (Iran) Order 2012

This action has been taken because of the Government’s serious and ongoing concern that activity in Iran that facilitates the development or production of nuclear weapons poses a significant risk to the national interests of the United Kingdom.

Iranian banks play a crucial role in providing financial services to individuals and entities within Iran’s nuclear and ballistic missile programmes, as companies carrying out proliferation activities require banking services. London is an important global financial centre and the UK’s financial restrictions will make it more difficult for Iranian banks to utilise the international financial system in support of Iran’s nuclear and ballistic missile programmes. This measure will protect the UK financial sector from being unknowingly used by Iranian banks for proliferation related transactions. This follows the International Atomic Energy Agency’s reports on Iran, which highlight the Agency’s concerns about ‘the possible existence in Iran of undisclosed nuclear related activities involving military related organisations, including activities related to the development of a nuclear payload for a missile’. In particular, the information available to the Agency indicates that Iran has carried out activities that are relevant to the development of a nuclear explosive device. The case for action is underlined by the recent calls from the Financial Action Task Force for countries to apply effective counter-measures to protect their financial sectors from money laundering and financing of terrorism risks emanating from Iran.

The Commercial Secretary to the Treasury, Lord Sassoon, laid a Written Ministerial Statement in Parliament on 20 November 2012 setting out the reasons for the restrictions.

HM Treasury have produced guidance to explain what the restrictions are and how they interact with existing financial sanctions against Iran.

Any person affected by the restrictions can apply for a licence from HM Treasury (contact details below) to exempt a transaction or business relationship from the requirements. The Treasury has also issued six general licences. A full explanation of the general licences can be found in the guidance on the restrictions.

If you have business links with Iran, you may be affected by the restrictions. The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills have produced a notice to exporters and companies with trading interests in Iran.


November 07, 2012 - UK Implementing Regulation (EU) No 1016/2012 - implementing Regulation (EU) No 267/2012 concerning restrictive measures against Iran.

UK-EU Sanctions


October 16, 2012 - EU Implementing - Council Decision 2012/635/CFSP - Council Implementing Regulation (EU) No 945/2012 - implementing Regulation (EU) No 267/2012 concerning restrictive measures against Iran.

ADDITIONS - Individual

ADDITIONS - Entities

DELETIONS - Individuals

DELETIONS - Entities

AMENDMENTS - Entity

UK & EU 945/2012


October 15, 2012 - UK Foreign Secretary urges Iran not to underestimate EU's resolve

At the Foreign Affairs Council in Luxembourg today the EU agreed a further substantial package of sanctions on Iran. This was a result of a push by the Foreign Secretary and his counterparts in France, and Germany urging further pressure on Iran.

Commenting on the agreement, the Foreign William Hague said:

“The EU has today increased the pressure on Iran through another substantial package of sanctions. These are a direct response to Iran’s continued refusal to take concrete steps to address our concerns about its nuclear programme.

“Despite six UN Security Council Resolutions calling for Iran to cease enrichment-related activities and offer reassurance to the world, and repeated International Atomic Energy Agency reports highlighting questions that Iran has yet to answer, Iran continues to chose the wrong path. It is enriching uranium on a scale that has no plausible civilian justification and increasing its enrichment capacity at a heavily-protected site that it originally sought to keep secret.

UK FCO Press Release


August 03, 2012 - UK Implementing Regulation (EU) No 709/2012 - of 2 August 2012 implementing Regulation (EU) No 267/2012 concerning restrictive measures against Iran. UK-EU 709/2012

DELETIONS - Individuals

AMENDMENTS - Individuals

AMENDMENTS - Entities


April 25, 2012 - Supplement to Notice on Iran (nuclear proliferation) of 26 March 2012

Restrictions on the provision of insurance and reinsurance relating to the import, purchase or transport of Iranian crude oil, petroleum products and petrochemical products On 26 March 2012 HM Treasury issued a notice in respect of the restrictive measures directed by the Council of the European Union against Iran following its adoption of Council Regulation (EU) 267/2012 (“the Regulation”). UK Treasury Notice


April 24, 2012 - UK Implementing Regulation (EU) No 350/2012 - implementing Regulation (EU) No 267/2012 concerning restrictive measures against Iran.

The person and entities listed in the Annex to this Regulation shall be deleted from the list set out in Annex IX to Regulation (EU) No 267/2012.

UK-EU 350/2012


March 26, 2012 - Implementing Regulation (EU) No 264/2012 & 267/2012concerning restrictive measures

Amending Regulation (EU) No 359/2011 concerning restrictive measures directed against certain persons, entities and bodies in view of the situation in Iran

EU-UK Sanctions 267/2012 & EU-UK Sanctions 264/2012


January 24, 2012 - Iran (nuclear proliferation) Implementing Council Decision 2012/35/CFSP, Council Implementing Regulation (EU) No 54/2012 & Council Regulation (EU) No 56/2012 - This notice is issued in respect of the restrictive measures directed by the Council of the European Union against Iran.

UK Financial Sanctions Notice Iran UK-HMT Iran


December 02, 2011 - UK Implementing Regulation (EU) No 1245/2011 - This notification is issued in respect of the restrictive measures directed by the Council of the European Union against Iran. Annex to the 2010 Regulation lists persons, entities and bodies identified by the Council under Article 16(2) of that Regulation as subject to the financial sanctions imposed by that Regulation. The amendments to the 2010 Regulation take the form of the addition of 37 individuals and 143 entities and updated the identifying information in relation to a number of existing entries. The individuals and entities added to the annex are therefore subject to the asset freeze imposed by the 2010 Regulation. UK-EU 1245/2011


November 21, 2011 - 21 November 2011 - HM Treasury has today imposed new financial restrictions against Iran. From 15:00 Monday 21 November 2011, all UK credit and financial institutions are required to cease business relationships and transactions with all Iranian banks, including their branches and subsidiaries, and the Central Bank of Iran. This means that UK credit and financial institutions are prohibited from entering into transactions or business relationships with these entities and continuing existing transactions and business relationships with them, unless licensed to do so by HM Treasury.

The restrictions are contained in the Financial Restrictions (Iran) Order 2011

This action has been taken because of the Government’s serious and ongoing concern in relation to Iran’s nuclear activities. Iranian banks play a crucial role in providing financial services to individuals and entities within Iran’s nuclear and ballistic missile programmes, as companies carrying out proliferation activities require banking services. London is an important global financial centre and the UK’s financial restrictions will make it more difficult for Iranian banks to utilise the international financial system in support of Iran’s nuclear and ballistic missile programmes. This measure will protect the UK financial sector from being unknowingly used by Iranian banks for proliferation related transactions. This follows the International Atomic Energy Agency’s latest report on Iran, which highlights fresh concerns about possible military dimensions to Iran’s nuclear programme.

The case for action is underlined by the recent calls from the Financial Action Task Force for countries to apply effective counter-measures to protect their financial sectors from money laundering and financing of terrorism risks emanating from Iran. The FATF (the global standard setting body for anti-money laundering and combating the financing of terrorism) renewed these calls with urgency on 28 October 2011 and noted its particular and exceptional concern about Iran’s failure to address the risk of terrorist financing and the serious threat this poses to the integrity of the international financial system.

The Financial Secretary to the Treasury, Mark Hoban, laid a Written Ministerial Statement in Parliament on 21 November 2011 setting out the reasons for the restrictions.

HM Treasury have produced a notice to explain what the restrictions are and how they interact with existing financial sanctions against Iran.

Any person affected by the restrictions can apply for a licence from HM Treasury (contact details below) exempting a transaction or business relationship from the requirements. The Treasury has also issued six general licences. A full explanation of the general licences can be found in the notice on the restrictions.

It should be noted that the restrictions have been introduced because of the risks posed to the UK’s national interests by activities in Iran and the support given to those activities by the Iranian banking sector. Given the importance of an effective response to those risks, it is unlikely that the Treasury will issue licences for business with Iranian banks on an ongoing basis under new contracts.

If you have business links with Iran, you may be affected by the restrictions. The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills have produced a notice to exporters and companies with trading interests in Iran. This will be available on the BIS website in due course.

If you have any queries relating to the restrictions, please email afu@hmtreasury.gsi.gov.uk


October 13, 2011 - UK Implementing Regulation (EU) No 1002/2011 - This notification is issued in respect of the asset-freezing measures directed by the Council of the European Union against certain (29) persons responsible for serious human rights violations in Iran. UK-EU 1002/2011


May 24, 2011 - Iran (nuclear proliferation) - Council Implementing Regulation (EU) No 503/2011 - This notification is issued in respect of the restrictive measures taken by the Council of the European Union against Iran. UK-EU 503/2011


By the adoption of UNSCR 1737 (2006) on 23 December 2006, the United Nations, amongst other matters, introduced financial sanctions against those persons designated in the Annex to Resolution 1737 (2006), by the competent United Nations Sanctions Committee or by the UN Security Council as persons who engage in, directly associate with or provide support for Iran's proliferation sensitive nuclear activities or the development of nuclear weapon delivery systems, or persons or entities acting on their behalf or at their direction, or entities owned or controlled by them, including through illicit means.

On 19 April 2007, the EU adopted Council Regulation (EC) No 423/2007 which implemented the measures in UNSCR 1737 (2006) and also allowed for the European Council to apply restrictive measures to additional persons if deemed appropriate.

UK Sanctions & Current Sanction Regime Explained

Norway

January 14, 2011 - The Government decided on January 14 to impose more stringent sanctions and measures against Iran, taking UN Security Council resolution 1929 (2010) as its basis. “This brings Norwegian legislation in line with EU legislation, and will contribute to increasing international pressure on Iran’s nuclear programme,” commented Foreign Minister Jonas Gahr Støre. Norway Sanctions Press Release - More information on the EU Third Countries alignment page.


July 27, 2010 - Norway has decided to align itself with the EU’s further sanctions against Iran. “The decision is an expression of Norway’s support for the efforts of the international community to engage Iran in a binding dialogue on its nuclear programme,” State Secretary Gry Larsen commented. Norway Sanctions Press Release

Swiss

January 29, 2014 - Punktuelle Suspendierung der Iran-Sanktionen

Bern, 29.01.2014 - Der Bundesrat hat am 29. Januar 2014 eine punktuelle Suspendierung der Sanktionen gegenüber der Islamischen Republik Iran beschlossen. Damit reagiert der Bundesrat auf die positiven Entwicklungen bei den Nuklearverhandlungen in Genf und das am 24. November 2013 von den Verhandlungsparteien verabschiedete Interimsabkommen.

Anlässlich seiner Sitzung vom 29. Januar 2014 hat der Bundesrat entschieden, das Verbot für Edelmetallgeschäfte mit staatlichen iranischen Stellen sowie die Meldepflichten für den Handel mit iranischen petrochemischen Gütern zu suspendieren. Ebenso wurde die Meldepflicht für den Transport von iranischem Rohöl und Erdölprodukten sowie mit solchen Geschäften zusammenhängende Versicherungen und Rückversicherungen suspendiert. Im Finanzbereich wurden die Schwellenwerte für die Melde- und Bewilligungspflichten für Geldtransfers von und an iranische Personen zeitlich befristet auf den zehnfachen Betrag erhöht. Die Suspendierung dieser Massnahmen gilt bis am 14. August 2014.

Am 24. November 2013 führten die Verhandlungen zwischen Iran und den E3+3 (Deutschland, Frankreich, Grossbritannien, China, Russland und die USA) in Genf zu einem Interimsabkommen, welches am 20. Januar 2014 in Kraft getreten ist. Während Iran sich verpflichtet, in den nächsten sechs Monaten Einschränkungen bei der Anreicherung von Uran umzusetzen und gegenüber der Internationalen Atomenergie-Organisation (IAEA) mehr Transparenz zu schaffen, stellen die Verhandlungspartner im Gegenzug in Aussicht, keine neuen UNO-, EU- oder US-Sanktionen zu ergreifen und gewisse Sanktionen in klar definierten Bereichen zu suspendieren. Basierend auf diesem Abkommen beschloss die EU am 20. Januar 2014, gewisse Sanktionen gegenüber Iran zu suspendieren.

Mit der punktuellen Suspendierung der Sanktionen passt der Bundesrat das Schweizer Sanktionsregime in diesen Bereichen den Massnahmen der EU an. Der weitaus grösste Teil der internationalen Sanktionsmassnahmen gegenüber Iran, einschliesslich aller vom UNO-Sicherheitsrat erlassenen Sanktionsbestimmungen, bleibt indessen weiterhin in Kraft.

Swiss Sanctions Update


December 19, 2013 - Verordnung über Massnahmen gegenüber der Islamischen Republik Iran - Änderung vom 18.12.2013 mit Inkrafttreten am 20.12.2013

Swiss Sanctions


October 08, 2013 - Verordnung über Massnahmen gegenüber der Islamischen Republik Iran - Änderung vom 08.10.2013 mit Inkrafttreten am 10.10.2013

Swiss Sanctions


June 28, 2013 - Delisting and Additions

Sanctions program: Iran: Verordnung vom 19. Januar 2011 über Massnahmen gegenüber der Islamischen Republik Iran (SR 946.231.143.6), Anhänge 5, 6 und 7 Origin: EU / UN Sanctions: Art. 10 Abs. 1 (Finanzsanktionen), Art. 18 Abs. 1 und 3 (Ein- und Durchreiseverbot) und Art. 19 Bst. b (Verbot der Erfüllung bestimmter Forderungen), Anhang 6

Swiss Sanctions & Swiss Sanctions


March 26, 2013 - Changes and Additions

Swiss Sanctions


August 31, 2012 - Ausweitung der Sanktionen gegenüber Iran

Natürliche Personen, Unternehmen und Organisationen, gegen die sich die Massnahmen nach den Artikeln 10, 18 und 19 richten

Swiss Sanctions


July 05, 2012 - Ausweitung der Sanktionen gegenüber Iran

Bern, 05.07.2012 - Der Bundesrat hat an seiner Sitzung vom 4. Juli 2012 beschlossen, die Sanktionen gegenüber Iran weiter zu verschärfen. Die Schweiz schliesst sich damit einem Grossteil der Massnahmen an, welche die Europäische Union (EU) am 23. Januar bzw. 15. und 23. März 2012 gegenüber Teheran verhängt hatte. Aus aussenpolitischen Gründen wurden Geschäfte mit iranischem Erdöl und petrochemischen Produkten nicht wie in der EU verboten, sondern einer Meldepflicht unterstellt. Die neuen Massnahmen treten am 6. Juli 2012 in Kraft.

Die vom Bundesrat am 4. Juli 2012 beschlossene Verordnungsänderung umfasst ein Lieferverbot für Ausrüstungsgüter für die iranische petrochemische Industrie sowie Finanzierungsverbote in diesem Bereich, ein Verbot des Kaufs und Verkaufs von Edelmetallen und Diamanten an bzw. von staatlichen iranischen Stellen, ein Verbot betreffend der Lieferung von Ausrüstungen, die zur Überwachung des Internets oder zum Abhören des Telefonverkehrs benützt werden können sowie die Ausweitung bewilligungspflichtiger Geldtransfers auf Bargeldzahlungen. Die bereits bestehenden Listen von Gütern mit doppeltem Verwendungszweck, deren Export in den Iran verboten oder bewilligungspflichtig ist, wurden angepasst. Gegenüber 78 natürlichen Personen, welchen schwere Menschenrechtsverletzungen vorgeworfen werden, wurden Finanzsanktionen beschlossen.

Die Einfuhr, der Kauf, der Verkauf und der Transport von iranischem Erdöl, Erdölprodukten sowie petrochemischen Produkten wie auch damit zusammenhängende Finanz- und Versicherungs-geschäfte wurden einer Meldepflicht an das Staatsekretariat für Wirtschaft (SECO) unterstellt. In der EU sind derartige Geschäfte seit dem 1. Juli 2012 verboten. Die Schweiz importiert seit 2006 kein Rohöl aus Iran. Aufgrund der eingegangenen Meldungen kann der Bundesrat entscheiden, ob allenfalls weitere Massnahmen ergriffen werden. Die Lieferung von neuen Banknoten und Münzen an die iranische Zentralbank muss neu ebenfalls dem SECO gemeldet werden.

Die Schweiz setzt seit 2007 sämtliche völkerrechtlich verbindlichen Sanktionsbeschlüsse des UNO-Sicherheitsrates gegenüber Iran um. Seit dem 19. Januar 2011 trägt die Schweiz, zusätzlich zu den UNO-Sanktionen, auch die meisten darüber hinausgehenden Sanktionen der EU mit.

Änderung der Verordnung vom 04.07.2012 mit Inkrafttreten am 06.07.2012


May 15, 2012 - Verordnung über Massnahmen gegenüber der Islamischen Republik Iran

Entities: Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Lines (IRISL)

Persons:

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April 18, 2012 - Ausweitung der Sanktionen gegenüber Iran

Bern, 18.04.2012 - Der Bundesrat hat an seiner Sitzung vom 4. April 2012 beschlossen, die Finanzsanktionen gegenüber Iran auszuweiten. Mit dieser Massnahme werden die Vermögenswerte von elf weiteren iranischen Personen und Unternehmen eingefroren. Die Schweiz schliesst sich damit teilweise den Sanktionsmassnahmen an, welche die EU am 23. Januar 2012 beschlossen hatte. Die Verordnungsänderung ist am 17. April 2012 in Kraft getreten.

Mit der vom Bundesrat beschlossenen Verordnungsänderung werden weitere acht iranische Unternehmen und drei natürliche Personen den Finanzsanktionen unterstellt. Die Gelder und übrigen Vermögenswerte dieser Unternehmen und Personen müssen eingefroren werden. Es ist ferner untersagt, diesen Unternehmen und Personen Gelder und andere Vermögenswerte direkt oder indirekt zur Verfügung zu stellen. Abweichend von der entsprechenden EU-Regelung wurde die iranische Zentralbank, aufgrund ihrer Bedeutung für die iranische Volkswirtschaft, nicht den Sanktionen unterstellt.

Mit der Verordnung vom 19. Januar 2011 über Massnahmen gegenüber der Islamischen Republik Iran beschloss die Schweiz, zusätzlich zu den völkerrechtlich verbindlichen Sanktionsbeschlüssen des UNO-Sicherheitsrates gegenüber dem Iran ebenfalls weitergehende Sanktionsmassnahmen der EU zu übernehmen.

Im Zusammenhang mit dem umstrittenen iranischen Nuklearprogramm hatte die EU am 23. Januar 2012 eine Verschärfung der Sanktionen gegenüber dem Iran in verschiedenen Bereichen beschlossen. Die Ausweitung der Finanzsanktionen wurde sofort in Kraft gesetzt, während die übrigen Sanktionsmassnahmen, beispielsweise das Verbot, iranisches Rohöl, Erdölerzeugnisse und petrochemische Produkte einzuführen, zu erwerben oder zu befördern, erst am 24. März 2012 mit der Publikation einer entsprechenden EU-Verordnung Anwendung fanden. Über die allfällige Übernahme dieser letzteren Sanktionsmassnahmen wird der Bundesrat zu einem späteren Zeitpunkt entscheiden.

Änderung der Verordnung vom 04.04.2012 mit Inkrafttreten am 17.04.2012


December 22, 2011 - Verordnung über Massnahmen gegenüber der Islamischen Republik Iran - adding of entities (shipping) & persons

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November 18, 2011 - Into force - Verordnung über Massnahmen gegenüber der Islamischen Republik Iran Änderung vom 16. November 2011 - Das Eidgenössische Volkswirtschaftsdepartement, gestützt auf Artikel 16 des Embargogesetzes vom 22. März 20021, verordnet:

  1. Anhang 6 der Verordnung vom 19. Januar 2011 über Massnahmen gegenüber der Islamischen Republik Iran erhält die neue Fassung gemäss Beilage.
  2. Diese Änderung tritt am 18. November 2011 in Kraft.

Natürliche Personen, Unternehmen und Organisationen,gegen die sich die Massnahmen nach den Artikeln 10, 18 und 19 richten


November 16, 2011 - Adding of Names - Verordnung über Massnahmen gegenüber der Islamischen Republik Iran (SR 946.231.143.6) Information zur Änderung vom 16. November 2011


February 14, 20007 - Der Bundesrat beschloss am 14.02.2007 Zwangsmassnahmen gegenüber der Islamischen Republik Iran und erliess eine entsprechende Verordnung. Mit dieser Verordnung setzte die Schweiz die UNO-Sicherheitsratsresolutionen 1737 (2006), 1747 (2007), 1803 (2008) und 1929 (2010) um. Am 19.01.2011 beschloss der Bundesrat, die Sanktionsmassnahmen gegenüber Iran dem Niveau der wichtigsten Handelspartner der Schweiz anzupassen. Die Verordnung vom 14.02.2007 wurde dazu einer Totalrevision unterzogen.

Handelsbeschränkungen

Dienstleistungssanktionen

Finanzierungs- und Beteiligungsbeschränkungen

Sperrung von Vermögenswerten

Beschränkungen von Geldtransfers und Finanzdienstleistungen

Weitere Massnahmen

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Die Verordnung vom 14. Februar 20071 über Massnahmen gegenüber der Islamischen Republik Iran wird wie folgt geändert:

Ingress gestützt auf Artikel 2 des Embargogesetzes vom 22. März 20022 (EmbG), in Ausführung der Resolutionen 1737 (2006), 1747 (2007), 1803 (2008) und 1929 (2010)3 des Sicherheitsrates der Vereinten Nationen (UNO-Sicherheitsrates),


Verbot der Lieferung doppelt verwendbarer Güter

Der Verkauf, die Lieferung, die Ausfuhr und die Durchfuhr von doppelt verwendbaren Gütern sowie von doppelt verwendbarer Technologie und Software nach Anhang 1 an iranische Personen oder Organisationen oder zur Verwendung in Iran sind verboten.

Dienstleistungen jeder Art, einschliesslich Finanzdienstleistungen, Vermittlungsdiensten und technischer Beratung, die Gewährung von Finanzmitteln sowie Investitionen und Jointventures im Zusammenhang mit dem Verkauf, der Lieferung, der Ausfuhr, der Durchfuhr, der Entwicklung, der Herstellung oder der Verwendung von Gütern, Technologie und Software nach Anhang 1 sind verboten.

Das Verbot nach Absatz 2 gilt auch im Zusammenhang mit sonstigen Gütern, die ganz oder teilweise für die Aktivitäten Irans im Bereich der Anreicherung von Uran, der Wiederaufarbeitung von Kernbrennstoffen, des Schweren Wassers oder der Entwicklung von Trägersystemen für Kernwaffen bestimmt sind oder bestimmt sein könnten.

19.01.2011 - Verordnung über Massnahmen gegenüber der Islamischen Republik Iran

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Die Lieferung, der Verkauf, die Ausfuhr und die Durchfuhr von Gütern, einschliesslich Technologien und Software, nach Anhang 1 nach der Islamischen Republik Iran sind verboten.

Dienstleistungen jeder Art, einschliesslich Finanzdienstleistungen, Vermittlungsdiensten und technischer Beratung, die Gewährung von Finanzmitteln sowie Investitionen im Zusammenhang mit der Lieferung, dem Verkauf, der Ausfuhr, der Durchfuhr, der Entwicklung, der Herstellung oder der Verwendung von Gütern nach Anhang 1 sind verboten.

18.08.2010 - Verordnung über Massnahmen gegenüber der Islamischen Republik Iran, Änderung

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Natürliche Personen, Unternehmen und Organisationen, gegen die sich die Massnahmen nach Artikel 2 richten

18.06.2010 - Verordnung über Massnahmen gegenüber der Islamischen Republik Iran, Änderung

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