Timeline of U.S. Sanctions

October 11, 2010
Jason Starr and Helia Ighani
 
Since 2005, the United States has designated Iranian individuals, companies, and organizations for involvement in nuclear proliferation, ballistic missile development, support for terrorist groups, and human rights abuses. These designations have been made under the following presidential executive orders and pieces of legislation:
 

Executive Order 13224 was issued on September 23, 2001. It applies to entities accused of supporting terrorism.

Executive Order 13382 was issued on June 28, 2005. It applies to entities accused of supporting Iran’s nuclear proliferation and missile-related activities.

Comprehensive Iran Sanctions, Accountability, and Divestment Act was issued on July 1, 2010. It amends the Iran Sanctions Act of 1996.

Executive Order 13553 was issued on September 29, 2010. It applies to Iranian officials responsible for serious human rights abuses.

Executive Order 13574 was issued on May 23, 2011. It applies further sanctions to entities under the Iran Sanctions Act of 1996.

Executive Order 13590 was issued on November 21, 2011. It authorizes the Secretary of State to impose sanctions on persons involved in certain activities in Iran’s energy and petrochemical sectors.

Section 1245 of the National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2012 was issued on December 31, 2011. It imposes unilateral sanctions against the Central Bank of Iran.

Executive Order 13599 was issued on February 6, 2012. It blocks the property of the Government of Iran and all Iranian financial institutions.

Executive Order 13606 was issued on April 23, 2012. It blocks the property and suspends the entry into the United States of certain persons involved in grave human rights abuses via information technology.

Executive Order 13608 was issued on May 1, 2012. It prohibits certain transactions with and suspends entry into the United States of Iran sanctions evaders. It authorizes the Secretary of the Treasury to impose certain measures on a foreign person violating sanctions on Iran.

Executive Order 13622, or the Iran Threat Reduction and Syria Human Rights Act,was issued on July 30, 2012. It builds on Section 1245 of the National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2012. It sanctions private or public entities for knowingly conducting transactions for the acquisition of Iranian oil.
 
The Iran Sanctions, Accountability, and Human Rights Act of 2012 (H.R. 1905) was issued by Congress on August 1, 2012 and signed into law by the President on August 10, 2012. It targets companies conducting business with Iran’s national oil company and tanker fleet, such as insurers and shippers.
 
Executive Order 13628 was issued on October 9, 2012. It implements certain sanctions set forth in Executive Order 13622 and adds additional sanctions on Iran.
 
June 28, 2005 (Executive Order 13382)

Military
for involvement in Iran's ballistic missile development
  • Aerospace Industries Organization (AIO)
  • Shahid Hemmat Industrial Group
  • Shahid Bakeri Industrial Group
 
Nuclear for operating Iran's nuclear facilities
  • Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI)
January 4, 2006 (Executive Order 13382)

Nuclear
  • Novin Energy Company: Transferred millions of dollars on behalf the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) to entities associated with Iran's nuclear program.
  • Mesbah Energy Company: AEOI Subordinate and procurer for Iran's heavy water project.
 
July 18, 2006 (Executive Order 13382)

Construction, Engineering, and Technology
  • Sanam Industrial Group: Subordinate of Aerospace Industries Organization (AIO). Purchased millions of dollars worth of equipment from entities associated with missile proliferation.
  • Ya Mahdi Industries Group: Subordinate of Iran’s AIO. Made international purchases of missile-related technology and goods for Iran.
 
January 9, 2007 (Executive Order 13882)

Banks
  • Bank Sepah/Bank Sepah International Plc (UK): State-owned bank. U.S. Treasury alleges Bank Sepah provides support to entities affiliated with Iran’s nuclear program.
 
Individuals
  • Ahmad Derakhshandeh: Chairman and Director of Bank Sepah.
 
February 16, 2007 (Executive Order 13382)
 
Construction, Engineering, Industry and Technology
  • Kalaye Electric Company: Affiliated with centrifuge research and development through the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI).
  • Kavoshyar Company: Wholly-owned by AEOI.
  • Pioneer Energy Industries Company: Provides technical support services to AEOI.
 
March 30, 2007 (Executive Order 13382)
 
Military
  • Defense Industries Organization (DIO): Controlled by Iran's Ministry of Defense Armed Forces Logistics. Involved in Iran’s nuclear and missiles programs.
 
June 8, 2007 (Executive Order 13382)
 
Construction, Engineering, Industry and Technology
  • Pars Tarash (Pars Trash Co.): Affiliated with the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI).
  • Farayand Technique: Affiliated with the AEOI.
  • Fajr Industries Group (Industrial Factories of Precision Machinery): Affiliated with Aerospace Industries Organization (AIO).
  • Mizan Machine Manufacturing Group: Affiliated with AIO.
 
June 15, 2007 (Executive Order 13382)
 
Individuals
  • Ali Hajinia Leilabadi: Agent of Mesbah Energy Company. Involved in Iran’s heavy water development.
  • Mohammad Qannadi: Agent of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran.
 
October 25, 2007 (Executive Order 13382 and Executive Order 13224)

Banks
  • Bank Melli Iran (Executive Order 13382): Iran's largest bank. Provides services to entities involved in nuclear and ballistic missile programs, Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) and Qods Force.
  • Bank Mellat (Executive Order 13382): Provides banking services to the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) and Novin Energy Company.
  • Bank Saderat Iran (Executive Order 13224): Has approximately 3,200 branch offices. U.S. Treasury alleges Iranian Government uses the bank to channel funds to terrorist organizations.
 
Petroleum and Petrochemicals
  • Oriental Oil Kish (Executive Order 13382): Owned or controlled by the IRGC.
 
Construction, Engineering, Industry and Technology (Executive Order 13382)
  • Khatam al-Anbya Construction Headquarters: Engineering arm of IRGC. Involved in construction of streets, highways, tunnels, water conveyance projects, agricultural restoration projects, and pipelines.
  • Ghorb Nooh: Owned or controlled by the IRGC or its leaders. Affiliate of Khatam al-Anbya.
  • Sahel Consultant Engineering: Owned or controlled by IRGC.
  • Ghorb-e Karbala: Owned or controlled by IRGC.
  • Sepasad Engineering Co.: Owned or controlled by IRGC. Specializes in earth and concrete dam construction, road construction, and tunneling.
  • Omran Sahel: Owned or controlled by IRGC.
  • Hara Company: Owned or controlled by IRGC. Reportedly building a tunnel facility in northeast Tehran for use in nuclear weapons research and development.
  • Gharargahe Sazandegi Ghaem: Owned or controlled by IRGC.
 
Military (Executive Order 13382)
  • Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC): Elite branch of Iran’s military. Involved in nuclear and ballistic missiles programs.
  • Ministry of Defense and Armed Forces Logistics (MODAFL): Iran’s ministry of defense. It has ultimate authority over Aerospace Industries Organization (AIO). AIO was designated on June 28, 2005.
  • IRGC-Qods Force (Executive Order 13224): Branch of IRGC. The United States alleges that Qods Force provides material support to terrorist organizations.
 
Individuals (Executive Order 13382)
  • Ahmad Vahid Dastjerdi: Head of Aerospace Industries Organization (AIO).
  • Bahmanyar Morteza Bahmanyar: Head of Finance & Budget Department, AIO.
  • Reza-Gholi Esmaeli: Head of Trade and International Affairs Dept., AIO.
  • General Hosein Salimi: Commander of the Air Force, IRGC.
  • Brigadier General Morteza Rezaie: Deputy Commander of the IRGC.
  • Vice Admiral Ali Akhbar Ahmadian: Then Chief of IRGC Joint Staff.
  • Brigadier Gen. Mohammad Hejazi: Then Commander of Basij resistance force, IRGC.
  • Brigadier General Qasem Soleimani: Commander of the Qods Force, IRGC.
 
March 12, 2008 (Executive Order 13382)
 
Banks
  • Future Bank, B.S.C.: Investment bank operating in Iran and Persian Gulf States. Joint venture of Bank Saderat Iran, Bank Melli Iran, and Ahli United Bank (Bahrain) with branches and in Bahrain and a representative office in Tehran.

  • July 8, 2008 (Executive Order 13382)

  • Construction, Engineering, Industry and Technology
  • Parchin Chemical Industries: Imports and exports chemical goods throughout the world as a subsidiary of Iran’s Defense Industries Organization (DIO). DIO was designated on March 30, 2007.
  • 7th of Tir: DIO subsidiary involved in Iran's nuclear centrifuge development program.
  • Ammunition and Metallurgy Industries Group: DIO subsidiary and parent of 7th of Tir.
  • Shahid Sattari Industries: Manufacturing and maintains ground support equipment for Shahid Bakeri Industries Group (SBIG). SBIG was designated on June 28, 2005 for its role in Iran’s missile program.
  • TAMAS Company: A nuclear fuel production company.
 
Individuals
  • Dawood Agha-Jani: Affiliated with the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI). Head of Pilot Fuel Enrichment Plant at Natanz, Iran's main uranium enrichment facility.
  • Mohsen Fakhrizadeh-Mahabadi: Director of nuclear program at Iran's Center for Readiness and New Defense Technology and former head of Iran's Physics Research Center.
  • Moshen Hojati: Affiliated with Aerospace Industries Organization (AIO), the overall manager of Iran's missile program.
  • Mehrdada Akhlaghi Ketabachi: Head of Shahid Bakeri Industries Group (SBIG).
  • Naser Maleki: Oversees work on the Shahab-3 ballistic missile program. Head of Shahid Hemmat Industrial Group (SHIG). SHIG was designated on June 28, 2005 for its role in Iran’s ballistic missile program.
  • General Yahya Rahim-Safavi: Armed forces advisor to Ayatollah Khamenei and former IRGC commander.

August 12, 2008 (Executive Order 13382)

Nuclear
  • Esfahan Nuclear Fuel Research and Production Center: Uranium fuel conversion facility for the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI).
  • Jabber Ibn Hayan: Performs nuclear research, development, and laboratory services on the nuclear fuel cycle for the AEOI.
  • Nuclear Research Center for Agriculture and Medicine: Research component of AEOI.
  • Joza Industrial Company: Procurement front company for Shahid Hemmat Industrial Group (SHIG). SHIG was designated on June 28, 2005.
  • Safety Equipment Procurement Company (SEP Co.): Procurement front company for Aerospace Industries Organization of Iran (AIO).

September 10, 2008 (Executive Order 13382)

Shipping
  • Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Lines (IRISL): State-owned shipping company. Transports sanctioned missile-related and proliferation-related military cargo for Iran’s government.
  • Asia Marine Network PTE (IRISL Asia PTE) Ltd./CISCO Shipping Co. Ltd. (IRISL Korea Co. Ltd.)/ Iran o Hind Shipping Company/ Iran o Misr Shipping Company/Irinivestship, Ltd./IRISL Benelux NV/IRISL China Shipping Co., Ltd./IRISL Europe GMbH/IRISL (Malta) Limited/IRISL Marine Services & Engineering Company/IRISL Multimodal Transport Co./IRISL (UK) Ltd./IRITAL Shipping SRL Company/ Khazar Sea Shipping Lines/South Shipping Line Iran/ Shipping Computer Services Company/ Valfajr 8thShipping Line Co. SSK: Foreign and domestic subsidiaries of IRISL.
  • Oasis Freight Agencies: Joint venture between IRISL and Sharaf Shipping Company (UAE).
     
September 17, 2008 (Executive Order 13382)
 
Construction, Engineering, Industry and Technology
  • Armament Industries Group: Manufactures weapons and weapons systems. Subsidiary of Iran’s Defense Industries Organization (DIO).
  • Iran Aircraft Manufacturing Industrial Company (HESA): Aircraft manufacturing and assembly company. Provides support to IRGC. Owned or controlled by Iran’s Ministry of Defense and Armed Forces Logistics (MODAFL). MODAFL was designated on October 25, 2007.
  • Farasakht Industries: HESA subsidiary. Manufactures aerospace tools and designed aeronautical equipment.
  • Iran Electronics Industries (IEI): Wholly-owned subsidiary of MODAFL. Largest manufacturer of electronic and communication equipment in Iran. Manufactures components for Iranian weapons systems.
  • Iran Communications Industries: IEI subsidiary. Procurement company owned or controlled by MODAFL.
  • Shiraz Electronics Industries: IEI subsidiary. Produces radars, electronic equipment for military.

October 22, 2008 (Executive Order 13882)
 
Banks
  • Export Development Bank of Iran (EDBI): Provides financial services to Iran's Ministry of Defense and Armed Forces Logistics (MODAFL).
  • Banco Internacional de Desarrollo, C.A.: Venezuela-based bank owned or controlled by EDBI.
  • EDBI Exchange Company/EDBI Stock Brokerage Company: Owned or controlled by EDBI.
     
December 17, 2008 (Executive Order 13382)
 
Banks
  • ASSA Co. Ltd./ASSA Corporation: Controlled by Bank Melli. Established as shell companies for Bank Melli to disguise the bank’s 40 percent ownership interest in the 650 Fifth Avenue Company in New York City. ASSA Corp. the subsidiary of ASSA Co. Ltd.

March 3, 2009 (Executive Order 13382)
Banks
  • Bank Melli Iran Investment Company/BMIIC International General Trading Co.: Owned or controlled by Bank Melli, designated October 25, 2007 for providing services to entities linked to Iran’s nuclear program.
  • Bank Melli Printing and Publishing Co.: Owned or controlled by Bank Melli. Responsible for printing for domestic branches of Bank Melli.
  • First Persian Equity Fund: Owned or controlled by Melli Investment Holding International (MEHR) and Bank Melli Iran Investment Company (BMIIC).
  • MEHR Cayman Ltd.: Cayman Islands-based. Owned or controlled by MEHR and BMIIC.
  • Melli Investment Holding International: Dubai-based. Wholly-owned by BMIIC.
 
Construction, Engineering, Industry and Technology (Executive Order 13382)
  • Cement Investment and Development Co. (CIDCO): Owned or controlled by BMIIC. Founded to manage BMIIC’s holdings in cement industry in 2004.
  • Mazandaran Cement Company: Owned or controlled by CIDCO.
  • Mazandaran Textile Company: Owned or controlled by Bank Melli Iran Investment Company (BMIIC).
  • Melli Agrochemical Company PJS: Pesticide company established in 1986. Owned or controlled by BMIIC.
  • Shomal Cement Company: Owned or controlled by CIDCO.

April 7, 2009 (Executive Order 13382)
 
Construction, Engineering, Industry and Technology
  • Amin Industrial Complex: Owned or controlled by Defense Industries Organization (DIO). DIO was designated on March 30, 2007.
  • Kaveh Cutting Tools Company: Owned or controlled by DIO. Produces centrifuge components for Iran's nuclear centrifuge program.
  • Khorasan Metallurgy Industries: Owned or controlled by DIO. Subsidiary of Ammunition Industries Group. Produces centrifuge components.
  • Niru Battery Manufacturing Company: DIO subsidiary. Manufactures power units for Iranian missile systems.
  • Shahid Sayyade Shirazi Industries: Produces large caliber items and cartridge cases. Produces components for improvised explosive devices (IEDs).
  • Yazd Metallurgy Industries: Ammunition Industries Group (AMIG) subsidiary owned or controlled by DIO.
 
Individuals
  • Ali Divandari: Chairman of Bank Mellat.

November 5, 2009 (Executive Order 13382)
 
Banks
  • First East Export bank, P.L.C.: Malaysian subsidiary of Bank Mellat. Bank Mellat was designated on October 25, 2007 for providing financial services for Iran's nuclear program.
 
February 10, 2010 (Executive Order 13382)
 
Construction, Engineering, Industry and Technology
  • Fater Engineering Institute: Subsidiary of Khatam al-Anbya Construction Headquarters, the engineering arm of the IRGC.
  • Imensazen Consultant Engineers Institute: Subsidiary of Khatam al-Anbya. Supports IRGC mining and engineering projects.
  • Makin Institute: Subsidiary of Khatam al-Anbya. Supports IRGC mining and engineering projects.
  • Rahab Institute: Subsidiary of Khatam al-Anbya. Supports IRGC mining and engineering projects.
 
Individuals
  • General Rostam Qasemi: IRGC General. Commander of Khatam al-Anbya Construction Headquarters.
 
June 16, 2010 (Executive Order 13382)
 
Shipping
  • Hafiz Darya Shipping Co.: Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Lines (IRISL) front company. Used for IRISL containerized shipping operations beginning in 2009.
  • Safiran Payan Darya Shipping: IRISL front company. Used for IRISL bulk and cargo operations beginning in April 2009.
  • Soroush Sarzamin Asatir Ship Management Co.: IRISL front company. Performs ship management for IRISL.
  • Seibow Limited/Seibow Logistics Limited: Hong Kong-based IRISL front companies.
 
Military
  • IRGC Air Force: In charge of deployment and operations of Iran’s ballistic missile program.
  • IRGC Missile Command: In charge of deployment and operations of Iran’s ballistic missile program.
  • Naval Defense Missile Industry Group: Owned or controlled by AIO.
 
Individuals
  • Mohammad Ali Jafari: Commander-in-Chief, IRGC since September 2007.
  • Javedan Mehr Toos: Procurement broker for Kalaye Electric Co. Kalaye was designated on February 16, 2007 for its affiliation with Iran’s nuclear program.
  • Mohammad Reza Naqdi: Head of IRGC Basij Resistance Force since October 2009.
  • Javad Karimi Sabet: Affiliated with the AEOI as head of Novin Energy Company.
  • Ahmad Vahidi: Iran’s Minister of Defense and Armed Forces Logistics since September 2009.
 
Banks
  • Post Bank: Provides financial services to Bank Sepah and acts on its behalf. Bank Sepah was designated on January 9, 2007 for providing services to Iran’s nuclear program.
 
Construction, Engineering, Industry and Technology
  • Rah Sahel Institute: Owned or controlled by Khatam al-Anbya. Khatam al-Anbya was designated on October 25, 2007 for its affiliation with the IRGC. Rah Sahel has served as a contractor for Iran’s natural gas plant project in Tombak.
  • Sepanir Oil and Gas Engineering Co.: Owned or controlled by Khatam al-Anbya. Sepanir is a major contractor for Iran’s petroleum industry.
 
July 1, 2010 (Comprehensive Iran Sanctions, Accountability, and Divestment Act)
This act amends the Iran Sanctions Act of 1996, which requires sanctions to be imposed or waived for companies that are determined to have certain investments in Iran’s energy sector.
 
August 3, 2010 (Executive Order 13224)
 
Organizations Supporting Terrorist Organizations
  • Iranian Committee for the Reconstruction of Lebanon: Channels Iranian material and financial support for Hezbollah.
  • Imam Khomeini Relief Committee (IKRC) Lebanon Branch: Helped fund Hezbollah youth training camps to recruit future Hezbollah members and operatives. Hezbollah leaders acknowledge IKRC is funded by Iran.
 
Individuals
  • Hushang Allahdad: IRGC-Qods Force financial officer. Oversees distribution of funds to Hezbollah, Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad.
  • Hossein Musavi: Qods Force General and Commander of Ansar Corps. Provides financial and material support to the Taliban.
  • Hasan Mortezavi: Qods Force Colonel. Provides financial and material support to the Taliban.
  • Mohammad Reza Zahedi: Qods Force commander in Lebanon. Acted as liaison to Hezbollah and Syrian intelligence services.
  • Hessam Khoshnevis: Director of the Iranian Committee for the Reconstruction of Lebanon. Provides financial, material, and technological support to Hezbollah.
  • Ali Zuraik: Director of the Imam Khomeini Relief Committee Lebanon branch. Provides financial and material support to Hezbollah.
  • Razi Musavi: Syria-based Iranian official. Provides financial and material support to Hezbollah.

September 29, 2010 (Executive Order 13553)
 
Human Rights abuses: Individuals
  • Mohammad Ali Jafari: Commander of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (previous designated under E.O. 13382).
  • Sadeq Mahsouli: Minister of Welfare and Social Security, former Minister of the Interior and Deputy Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces for Law Enforcement.
  • Qolam-Hossein Mohseni-Ejei: Prosecutor-General of Iran, former Minister of Intelligence.
  • Saeed Mortazavi: Head of Iranian Anti-Smuggling Task Force, former Prosecutor-General of Iran.
  • Heydar Moslehi: Minister of Intelligence.
  • Mostafa Mohammad Najjar: Minister of the Interior and Deputy Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces for Law Enforcement.
  • Ahmad-Reza Radan: Deputy Chief of the National Police.
  • Hossein Taeb: Deputy Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Commander for Intelligence, former Commander of the Basij Forces.
 
December 21, 2010
 
  • Nuclear (Executive Order 13382)
  • Bonyad Taavon Sepah: Linked to IRGC.
  • Ansar Bank: Linked to IRGC.
  • Mehr Bank: Linked to IRGC.
  • Moallem Insurance Company: Provided marine insurance to IRISL vessels.
 
Terrorism (Executive Order 13224)

Liner Transport Kish: Linked to Hezbollah and the IRGC.

 
February 17, 2011 (Executive Order 13382)
 
Banks
  • Bank Refah: Linked to MODAFL and ran Aircraft Manufacturing Industrial Company

May 23, 2011 (Executive Order 13574)
This executive order creates further prohibitions of financial transactions with sanctioned individuals under the Iran Sanctions Act of 1996, as amended by CISADA.
 
November 21, 2011 (Executive Order 13590)
This executive order gives the Secretary of State authority to impose sanctions on persons that knowingly engage in a number of activities in Iran’s energy and petrochemical sectors.
 
Individuals
  • Javad Rahiqi: Linked to the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI).
  • Neka Novin: Linked to the AEOI.
  • Parto Sanat: Linked to the AEOI.
  • Paya Partov: Linked to the AEOI.
 
Nuclear
  • Nuclear Reactors Fuel Company: Played a role in Iran’s nuclear procurement networks.
  • Noor Afzar Gostar Company: Played a role in Iran’s nuclear procurement networks.
  • Fulmen Group: Played a role in Iran’s nuclear procurement networks.
  • Yasa Pact: Played a role in Iran’s nuclear procurement networks.
  • Modern Industries Technique Company: Linked to the AEOI.
  • Simatic: Linked to the AEOI.
  • Iran Centrifuge Technology Company: Linked to the AEOI.

December 31, 2011 (Section 1245 of the National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2012)

This act calls for sanctions on foreign financial institutions that knowingly conduct or facilitate significant financial transactions with Iran. But it also allows the U.S. government to issue 180-day waivers for countries that significantly reduce their Iranian imports. Waivers can be extended for further reductions.
 
February 6, 2012 (Executive Order 13599)
 
Banks
  • Government of Iran (and all its agencies).
  • Central Bank of Iran (and all other financial institutions).

April 23, 2012 (Executive Order 13606)
 
Human Rights abuses: Entities
  • Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps: The IRGC’s Guard Cyber Defense Command includes a special department called the Center for Inspecting Organized Crimes, which ensures the regime’s cyber security.
  • Iranian Ministry of Intelligence and Security: Monitored opposition activities and responsible for beatings, sexual abuse, prolonged interrogations, and coerced confessions of prisoners following the June 2009 presidential elections in Iran.
  • Law Enforcement Forces of the Islamic Republic of Iran: Arrested many bloggers and activists through advanced monitoring systems after the 2009 post-election protests.
  • Datak Telecom: Iranian Internet service provider. Provided information to the government on individuals trying to circumvent official Internet censorship and facilitated surveillance of emails.
 
May 1, 2012 (Executive Order 13608)

This executive order increases penalties on Iranian-sanction evaders, including restrictions on certain transactions and visa bans to the United States.
 
June 28, 2012 (Section 1245 of the National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2012)
This act allows the president to sanction foreign banks that conduct financial transactions for Iranian oil and petroleum products.
 
July 12, 2012 (Executive Order 13382 and Executive Order 13599)
 
Defense and Aerospace (Executive Order 13382)
  • Electronic Components Industries Co.: Linked to Iran Electronics Industries.
  • Information Systems Iran: Linked to Iran Electronics Industries.
  • Advanced Information and Communication Technology Center: Has provided support to Information Systems Iran.
  • Digital Media Lab and Value-Added Services Laboratory: Linked to Advanced Information and Communication Technology Center.
  • Ministry of Defense Logistics Export: Linked to the Ministry of Defense and Armed Forces Logistics.
  • International General Resourcing FZE: Provided material support for the Aerospace Industries Organization.
  • Malek Ashtar University: Owned or controlled by the Ministry of Defense and Armed Forces Logistics.
 
Shipping (Executive Order 13382)
  • Good Luck Shipping: Located in the UAE, but acts on behalf of the Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Line (IRISL). Good Luck Shipping was established to replace Great Oceans Shipping Services, which was a designated entity by Executive Order 13382.
  • 57 vessels affiliated with IRISL and 7 vessels as blocked property in which IRISL has an interest.
 
Nuclear (Executive Order 13382)
  • Pentane Chemistry Industries: Linked to the development of Iran’s weapons of mass destruction programs.
  • Center for Innovation and Technology Cooperation: Facilitates procurement and technology transfer from the science community to the military services.
 
Individuals (Executive Order 13382)
  • Hamid Reza Rabiee: Founder and current director of the Advanced Information and Communication Technology Center.
  • Daniel Frosch: Provided material support for the Aerospace Industries Organization and is the owner of International General Resourcing FZE.
  • Ali Fadavi: IRGC Navy Commander.
  • Hossein Tanideh: A procurement agent for Iran’s nuclear program through late 2011.
 
Energy (Executive Order 13599)
  • Suisse Intertrade Company SA: alleged front company for Iran's national oil company.
  • Hong Kong Intertrade Company: alleged front company for Iran's national oil company.
  • Noor Energy (Malaysia) Ltd.: alleged front company for Iran's national oil company
  • Petro Energy Intertrade Company: alleged front company for Iran's national oil company.
  • National Iranian Tanker Company: alleged front company for Iran's national oil company.
 
Preventing the Circumvention of International Sanctions (Executive Order 13599)
  • Exposing front companies involved in Iran’s oil trade.
  • 20 Iranian financial institutions.
  • 58 National Iranian Tanker Company Vessels and 27 of its affiliated entities.
 
February 6, 2013 (Executive Order 13628)
 
Cyber
  • Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB): Denied free flow of information to or from the Iranian people.
  • Ezzatollah Zarghami: Director of IRIB.
  • Iranian Cyber Police: Denied free flow of information to or from the Iranian people.
  • Communications Regulatory Authority: Denied free flow of information to or from the Iranian people.
  • Iran Electronics Industries: Denied free flow of information to or from the Iranian people. Offered services related to jamming, monitoring, and eavesdropping.
 
March 14, 2013 (Executive Order 13599)
 
Individual
Dimitris Cambis: Greek businessman who evaded sanctions through multiple shipping companies. President of Impire Shipping.
 
Entities
  • Central Insurance of Iran: For providing insurance or reinsurance to the National Iranian Tanker Company.
  • Asia Energy General Trading: Dubai
  • Kish Protection & Indemnity: Iranian
  • Polinex General Trading LLC: Dubai
  • Sima General Trading Co FZE: Dubai
  • Synergy General Trading FZE: UAE
 
Shipping
  • Blue tanker Shipping SA: Greek
  • Garbin Navigation LTD: Greek
  • Hercules International Ship: Greek
  • Hermis Shipping SA
  • Impire Shipping Company
  • Jupiter Seaways Shipping
  • Koning Marine Corp
  • Libra Shipping
  • Monsoon Shipping LTD
 
Vessels
  • Glaros Crude Oil Tanker: Liberia flag
  • Leycothea Crude Oil Tanker: Panama flag
  • Nereyda Crude Oil Tanker: Panama flag
  • Ocean Nympth Crude Oil Tanker: Panama flag
  • Ocean Performer Crude Oil Tanker: Liberia flag
  • Seagull Crude Oil Tanker: Liberia flag
  • Ulysses 1 Crude Oil Tanker: Liberia flag
  • Zap Crude Oil Tanker: Liberia flag
 
Visa Bans
  • Dimitris Cambis: President of Impire Shipping
  • Mohammad Reza Mohammadi Banaei: Managing Director of Kish Protection & Indemnity
  • Seyed Mohammad Karimi – President of Central Insurance of Iran
  • Rahim Mosaddegh – Vice President of Central Insurance of Iran
  • Mina Sadigh Noohi – Vice President of Central Insurance of Iran
  • Esmaeil Mahdavi Nia – Vice President of Central Insurance of Iran
  • Seyed Morteza Hasani Aghda – Superintendent of Central Insurance of Iran
 
April 11, 2013 (Executive Order 13882)
 
Individuals
  • Babak Morteza Zanjani
  • Madhat Mursi Al-Sayyid Umar: Deletion of Egyptian individual
 
Entities
  • Kont Kosmetik: Turkey
 
Banks
  • First Islamic Investment Bank LTD: Malaysia
  • Sorinet Commercial Trust Bankers: Dubai and Kish Island, Iran
 
Oil
  • International Safe Oil: Malaysia
 
April 30, 2013 (Counter Narcotics, Counter Terrorism, and Iranian Financial Sanctions Regulations Removals)
 
Individuals deleted from Specially Designated Nationals List
  • Luz Marina Moreno Bernal: Colombia
  • Jose Ricuarte Diaz Herrera
  • Pedro Nicholas Arboleda Arroyave
  • Herbeth Gonazlo Rueda Fajardo
  • Hernan Cueca Villaraga
  • Maria Consuelo Duque Martinez
  • Tiberio Fernandez Luna
  • Jose de Jesus Naizaque Puentes
  • Luis Carlos Ramirez Suarez
  • Rosalba Vega
  • Alexander Celis Perez
  • Diego Fernando Duque Martinez
  • Norma Lucero Gamez Cifuentes
  • Stella Perez Gomez
  • Rosa Elena Pacheco
  • Hessam Khoshnevis
 
Entities deleted from Specially Designated Nationals List
  • Promotora Hotelera LTDA: Colombia
  • Comercial Promoteles
 
May 9, 2013
 
Nuclear (Executive Order 13382)
 
Entities
  • Aluminat Production and Industrial Company
  • Pars Amayesh Sanaat Kish
  • Pishro Systems Research Company
 
Individuals
  • Parviz Khaki
 
Bank (Executive Order 13882)
  • Iranian-Venezuelan Bi-National Bank

Shipping (Executive Order 13559)
  • Sambouk Shipping FZC: UAE
 
Vessels (Executive Order 13559)
  • Atlantis Crude Oil Tanker: Tanzania flag
  • Badr: Iran flag
  • Demos Crude Oil Tanker: Tanzania flag
  • Infinity Crude Oil Tanker: Tanzania flag
  • Justice Crude Oil Tanker: None/Unidentified flag
  • Skyline Crude Oil Tanker: Tanzania flag
  • Sunrise LPG Tanker: None/Unidentified flag
  • Younes Platform Supply Ship: Iran flag
 
May 15, 2013 (Executive Order 13882)
 
Nuclear
  • Al Fida International General Trading: Dubai
  • Al Hilal Exchange: Dubai
 
May 17, 2013 
 
Bank
  • Elaf Islamic Bank, Iraq: removed
 
May 23, 2013
 
Individuals
  • Masoud Bahadori
  • Farzad Bazargan
  • Ahmad Ghalebani
  • Seifollah Jashnsaz
  • Ali Mahdavi
  • Reza Mozaffarinia
  • Mahmoud Nikousokhan
  • Farhad Ali Parvaresh
  • Hashem Pouransari
  • Hossein Nosratollah Vaziri
  • Bahareh Mirza Hossein Yazdi

Entities
  • Aban Air
  • Andisheh Zolal
  • DFS Worldwide FZCO (multiple locations)
  • Energy Global International: Dubai
  • Everex Global Carrier and Cargo: Iran, Dubai, UK
  • Global Sea Line Co LTD: Singapore
  • Petro Green: Malaysia
  • Zolal Iran Company
 
May 30, 2013
 
Human Rights (Executive Order 13553)
  • Asghar Mir-Hejazi: Security Deputy of Supreme Leader, member of the Leader’s Planning Chamber, Head of Security of Supreme Leader’s Office, Deputy Chief of Staff of the Supreme Leader’s Office
 
Cyber (Executive Order 13628)
  • Committee to Determine Instances of Criminal Content
  • Ofogh Saberin Engineering Development Company
 
May 31, 2013
 
Individuals
Hamid Arabnejad
Mihael Karner (Slovenia)
Lidia Kim (Krygyzstan)
Rodrigue Elias Merhej (Lebanon)
Haji Kotwal Noorzai (Pakistan or Afghanistan, unclear)
Luis Fernando Sanchez Arellano (Mexico)
 
Entities (Executive Order 13608)
 
Entities (Executive Order 13382)
 
Entities (Executive Order 13224)
 
Oil/Nuclear (Executive Order 13599)
  • Bandar Imam Petrochemical Company
  • Bou Ali Sina Petrochemical Company
  • Jam Petrochemical Company
  • Mobin Petrochemical Company
  • Nouri Petrochemical Company
  • Pars Petrochemical Company
  • Shahid Tondgooyan Petrochemical Company
  • Shazand Petrochemical Company
  • Tabriz Petrochemical Company
  • Ferland Company Limited (Cyprus, Ukraine)
  • Krygyz Trans Avia (Krygyzstan)
  • Los Caballeros Templarios (Mexico)
  • Los Cachiros (Honduras)
  • Los Urabenos (Colombia, Honduras, Panama)
  • Niksima Food and Beverage JLT (Dubai)
  • Pryvatne Aktsionerne Tovarystvo Aviakompaniya Bukovyna (Ukraine)
  • Sirjanco Trading LLC (Dubai)
  • Ukrainian-Mediterranean Airlines
 
Aircraft
  • Pryvatne Aktsionerne Tovarystvo Aviakompaniya Bukovyna (Ukraine)
  • UR-BHJ
  • UR-BXN
  • UR-CIX
  • UR-CIY
  • UR-CJA
  • UR-CJK
  • Unknown/Unidentified Company
  • UR-CJW
  • Mahan Air
  • UR-CKF
  • UR-CKJ
  • UR-CKY
  • Ukrainian-Mediterranean Airlines
  • UC-CKX
  • UR-CKZ
 
June 3, 2013: (Executive Order13645)
 
The U.S. Treasury Department imposes sanctions on Iran’s currency, the rial.
 
June 4, 2013
 
Entities
  • The Execution of Imam Khomeini’s Order: An international financial network consisting of 37 Iranian and other international companies.
 
December 12, 2013 (Executive Order 13645)
 
Individuals
  • Vitaly Sokolenko- the General Manager of Ferland Company Limited
 
Oil:
  • Mid Oil Asia
  • Singa Tankers
  • Siqiriya Maritime
  • Ferland Company Limited
 
(Executive Order 13382)
 
Individuals
  • Negin Parto Khavar
  • Iradj Mohammadi
  • Mahmoud Mahammadi Dayeni
  • Neka Novin Aliases
  • Reza Amidi
  • Fan Pardazan
  • Ertebat Gostar Novin
 
Entities
  • Eyvaz Technic Manufacturing Company
  • The Exploration and Nuclear Raw Materials Production Company
  • Maro Sanat Company
  • Navid Composite Material Company
  • Qods Aviation Industries
  • Iran Avaiation Industruis Organization
 
August 29, 2014 (WMD-related actions under Executive Order 13382)
State Department
 
Entities
  • Organization of Defensive Innovation and Research
  • Nuclear Science and Technology Research Institute
  • Jahan Tech Rooyan Pars
  • Mandegar Baspar Kimiya Company
 
Treasury Department
 
Individuals
  • Muhammad Javad Imanirad
  • Arman Imanirad
  • Sazeh Morakab
  • Ali Gholami
  • Marzieh Bozorg
 
Entities
  • Naferiti Shipping
  • Shahid Hemmat Industrial Group Alias: Sahand Aluminum Parts Industrial Company
  • Shahid Hemmat Industrial Group Alias: Ardalan Machineries Company
 
(Energy-related designations under Executive Order 13645)
 
Individuals
  • Abdelhak Kaddouri- Financial chief of U.S.-sanctioned NICO Sarl and owner and manager of U.S.-sanctioned Swiss Management Services Sarl.
  • Muzzafer Polat- Is the founder, director general, and manager of Petro Royal FZE.
  • Seyedeh Hanieh Seyed Nasser Mohammad Seyyedi- The daughter of previously designated Seyed Seyyedi, is Faylaca Petroleum’s Managing Director
 
Entities
  • Faylaca Petroleum
  • Lissome Marine Services LLC
 
(Sanctions for Material Support to the Central Bank of Iran or the Purchase or Acquisition of U.S. Dollar Bank Notes by the Government of Iran under Executive Order 13622)
 
Banks:
  • Asia Bank
(Identification of additional Iranian banks under Executive Order 13599)
 
Banks:
  • Khavarmianeh Bank
  • Ghavamin Bank
  • Gharzolhasaneh Resalat Bank
  • Kish International Bank
  • Kafolatbank         
  • (New and updated counter-terrorism-related designations under Executive Order 13224)
 
Individuals:
  • Sayyed Jabar Hosseini
 
Airlines:
  • Meraj Air
  • Caspian Air
  • Yas Air Alias: Pouya Air
 
February 6, 2014 (Executive Order 13608)
 
Individuals:
  • Pourya Nayebi
  • Houshang Hosseinpour
  • Houshang Farsoudeh
 
(Executive Order 13382)
 
Individuals:
  • Ali Canko
  • Ulrich Wippermann       
 
Entities:
  • Tiva Sanat Group
  •  Advance Electrical
  • Industrial Technologies
  • Pere Punti
  • DF Deutsche Forfait Aktiengellschaft
  • DF Deutsche Forfait Americas Inc.
 
(Executive Order 13224)
 
Entities:
  • Blue Sky Aviation Co FZE
  • Avia Trust FZE
  • Hamidreza Malekouti Pour
  • Pejman Mahmood Kosarayanifard
  • Gholamreza Mahmoudi
 
(Executive Order 13224)
 
Individuals:
  • Sayyed Kamal Musavi
  • Alireza Hemmati
  • Akbar Seyed Alhosseini
  • Mahmud Rashidi
 
Entities:
  • Olimzhon Adkhamovich Sadikov- Iran-based Islamic Jihad Union facilitator Olimzhon Adkhamovich Sadikov (also known as Jafar al-Uzbeki and Jafar Muidinov)
 
April 29, 2014 (Executive Order 13382)
 
Entities:
  • Al Aqili Group LLC
  • Sinotech Industry Co., Ltd.
  • MTTO Industry and Trade Limited
  • Success Move Ltd.      
  • Sinotech Dalian Carbon and Graphite Manufacturing Corporation
  • Dalian Zhongchuang Char-White Co., Ltd.
  • Karat Industry Co., Ltd.
  • Tereal Industry and Trade Limited
  • Dalian Zenghua Trading Co., Ltd.
 
Individuals: (Executive Order 13645)
  • Anwar Kamal Nizami
  • Mohamed Saeed Al Aqili
 
January 16, 2016
President Obama issued an executive order lifting sanctions on Iran over its nuclear program. Implementation Day was triggered by the U.N. nuclear watchdog’s certification that Iran has fulfilled its obligations under the nuclear agreement. As a result, Iran is to receive relief from nuclear-related U.S., E.U. and U.N. sanctions. U.S. sanctions on Iran for support for terrorism, human rights abuses, and missile activities, however, will remain in effect. The following is the full text of Obama’s executive order.
 
EXECUTIVE ORDER
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REVOCATION OF EXECUTIVE ORDERS 13574, 13590, 13622, AND 13645 WITH RESPECT TO IRAN, AMENDMENT OF EXECUTIVE ORDER 13628 WITH RESPECT TO IRAN, AND PROVISION OF IMPLEMENTATION AUTHORITIES FOR ASPECTS OF CERTAIN STATUTORY SANCTIONS OUTSIDE THE SCOPE OF U.S. COMMITMENTS UNDER THE JOINT COMPREHENSIVE PLAN OF ACTION OF JULY 14, 2015
 
By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1701 et seq.) (IEEPA), the National Emergencies Act (50 U.S.C. 1601 et seq.) (NEA), the Iran Sanctions Act of 1996 (Public Law 104-172) (50 U.S.C. 1701 note), the Comprehensive Iran Sanctions, Accountability, and Divestment Act of 2010 (Public Law 111-195) (22 U.S.C. 8501 et seq.), the Iran Threat Reduction and Syria Human Rights Act of 2012 (Public Law 112-158), the Iran Freedom and Counter-Proliferation Act of 2012 (subtitle D of title XII of Public Law 112-239) (22 U.S.C. 8801 et seq.) (IFCA), section 212(f) of the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1952 (8 U.S.C. 1182(f)), and section 301 of title 3, United States Code,
 
I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, have determined that Iran's implementation of the nuclear-related measures specified in sections 15.1-15.11 of Annex V of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action of July 14, 2015 (JCPOA) between the P5+1 (China, France, Germany, the Russian Federation, the United Kingdom, and the United States), the European Union, and Iran, as verified by the International Atomic Energy Agency, marks a fundamental shift in circumstances with respect to Iran's nuclear program. In order to give effect to the United States commitments with respect to sanctions described in section 4 of Annex II and section 17.4 of Annex V of the JCPOA, I am revoking Executive Orders 13574 of May 23, 2011, 13590 of November 20, 2011, 13622 of July 30, 2012, and 13645 of June 3, 2013, and amending Executive Order 13628 of October 9, 2012, by revoking sections 5 through 7 and section 15. In addition, in section 3 of this order, I am taking steps with respect to the national emergency declared in Executive Order 12957 of March 15, 1995, to provide implementation authorities for aspects of certain statutory sanctions that are outside the scope of the U.S. commitment to lift nuclear-related sanctions under the JCPOA.
 
This action is not intended to, and does not, limit the applicability of waiver determinations or any renewals thereof issued by the Secretary of State, or licenses issued by the Secretary of the Treasury, to give effect to sanctions commitments described in sections 17.1-17.3 and 17.5 of Annex V of the JCPOA, or otherwise affect the national emergency declared in Executive Order 12957, which shall remain in place, or any Executive Order issued in furtherance of that national emergency other than Executive Orders 13574, 13590, 13622, 13628, and 13645.
 
I hereby order:
 
Section 1. Revocation of Executive Orders. The following Executive Orders are revoked:
 
(a) Executive Order 13574 of May 23, 2011 (Authorizing the Implementation of Certain Sanctions Set Forth in the Iran Sanctions Act of 1996, as Amended);
 
(b) Executive Order 13590 of November 20, 2011 (Authorizing the Imposition of Certain Sanctions With Respect to the Provision of Goods, Services, Technology, or Support for Iran's Energy and Petrochemical Sectors);
 
(c) Executive Order 13622 of July 30, 2012 (Authorizing Additional Sanctions With Respect to Iran); and
 
(d) Executive Order 13645 of June 3, 2013 (Authorizing the Implementation of Certain Sanctions Set Forth in the Iran Freedom and Counter-Proliferation Act of 2012 and Additional Sanctions With Respect To Iran).
 
Sec. 2. Amendment of Executive OrderExecutive Order 13628 of October 9, 2012 (Authorizing the Implementation of Certain Sanctions Set Forth in the Iran Threat Reduction and Syria Human Rights Act of 2012 and Additional Sanctions with Respect to Iran), is amended by:
 
(a) Revoking current sections 5 through 7 and 15;
 
(b) Revising current section 4 by removing "section 5 of Executive Order 13622 of July 30, 2012," in subsection (a), replacing "section 12" with "section 9" in subsection (a), and replacing "section 12" with "section 9" in subsection (b);
 
(c) Revising current section 8 by inserting "and" between "2(a)," and "3(a)" and removing ", and 7(a)(iv)";
 
(d) Revising current section 9 by inserting "and" between "2(a)," and "3(a)" and removing ", and 7(a)(iv)";
 
(e) Revising current section 14 by inserting "and" between "2(a)," and "3(a)" and removing ", and 7(a)(iv)";
 
(f) Renumbering current sections 8 through 14 as sections 5 through 11, respectively; and
 
(g) Renumbering current sections 16 through 19 as sections 12 through 15, respectively.
Sec. 3. Provision of Implementation Authorities for Sanctions Outside the Scope of the JCPOA.
 
(a)(i) The Secretary of the Treasury, in consultation with the Secretary of State, is hereby authorized to impose on a person the measures described in subsection (a)(ii) of this section upon determining, pursuant to authority delegated by the President and in accordance with the terms of such delegation, that sanctions shall be imposed on such person pursuant to section 1244(c)(1)(A) of IFCA for knowingly providing significant financial, material, technological, or other support to, or goods or services in support of any activity or transaction on behalf of or for the benefit of persons described in section 1244(c)(2)(C)(iii) of IFCA.
 
(ii) With respect to any person determined by the Secretary of the Treasury in accordance with this subsection to meet the criteria set forth in subsection (a)(i) of this section, all property and interests in property that are in the United States, that hereafter come within the United States, or that are or hereafter come within the possession or control of any United States person (including any foreign branch) of such person are blocked and may not be transferred, paid, exported, withdrawn, or otherwise dealt in.
 
(iii) The prohibitions in subsection (a)(ii) of this section apply except to the extent provided by statutes, or in regulations, orders, directives, or licenses that may be issued pursuant to this order, and notwithstanding any contract entered into or any license or permit granted prior to the date of this order.
 
(b)(i) When the Secretary of State or the Secretary of the Treasury, pursuant to authority delegated by the President and in accordance with the terms of such delegation, has determined that sanctions shall be imposed on a person pursuant to sections 1244(d)(1)(A), 1245(a)(1), or 1246(a)(1) of IFCA (including in each case as informed by section 1253(c)(2) of IFCA) for engaging in transactions or activities outside the scope of the waiver determinations as to IFCA issued by the Secretary of State to give effect to sanctions commitments described in sections 17.1-17.3 and 17.5 of Annex V of the JCPOA, and any renewals thereof, such Secretary may select one or more of the sanctions set forth below to impose on that person, and the Secretary of the Treasury, in consultation with the Secretary of State, shall take the following actions where necessary to implement the sanctions selected and maintained by the Secretary of State or the Secretary of the Treasury:
 
(A) prohibit any United States financial institution from making loans or providing credits to the sanctioned person totaling more than $10,000,000 in any 12-month period, unless such person is engaged in activities to relieve human suffering and the loans or credits are provided for such activities;
 
(B) prohibit any transactions in foreign exchange that are subject to the jurisdiction of
the United States and in which the sanctioned person has any interest;
 
(C) prohibit any transfers of credit or payments between financial institutions or by, through, or to any financial institution, to the extent that such transfers or payments are subject to the jurisdiction of the United States and involve any interest of the sanctioned person;
 
(D) block all property and interests in property that are in the United States, that hereafter come within the United States, or that are or hereafter come within the possession or control of any United States person (including any foreign branch) of the sanctioned person, and provide that such property and interests in property may not be transferred, paid, exported, withdrawn, or otherwise dealt in;
 
(E) prohibit any United States person from investing in or purchasing significant amounts of equity or debt instruments of a sanctioned person;
 
(F) restrict or prohibit imports of goods, technology, or services, directly or indirectly, into the United States from the sanctioned person; or
 
(G) impose on the principal executive officer or officers, or persons performing similar functions and with similar authorities, of a sanctioned person the sanctions described in subsections (b)(i)(A)-(F) of this section, as selected by the Secretary of State or the Secretary of the Treasury, as appropriate.
 
(ii) The prohibitions in subsection (b)(i) of this section apply except to the extent provided by statutes, or in regulations, orders, directives, or licenses that may be issued pursuant to this order, and notwithstanding any contract entered into or any license or permit granted prior to the date of this order.
 
(c)(i) All property and interests in property that are in the United States, that hereafter come within the United States, or that are or hereafter come within the possession or control of any United States person (including any foreign branch) of the following persons are blocked and may not be transferred, paid, exported, withdrawn, or otherwise dealt in: any person determined by the Secretary of the Treasury, in consultation with or at the recommendation of the Secretary of State:
 
(A) to have engaged, on or after January 2, 2013, in corruption or other activities relating to the diversion of goods, including agricultural commodities, food, medicine, and medical devices, intended for the people of Iran;
 
(B) to have engaged, on or after January 2, 2013, in corruption or other activities relating to the misappropriation of proceeds from the sale or resale of goods described in subsection (c)(i)(A) of this section;
 
(C) to have materially assisted, sponsored, or provided financial, material, or technological support for, or goods or services to or in support of, the activities described in subsection (c)(i)(A) or (c)(i)(B) of this section or any person whose property and interests in property are blocked pursuant to subsection (c)(i) of this section; or
 
(D) to be owned or controlled by, or to have acted or purported to act for or on behalf of, directly or indirectly, any person whose property and interests in property are blocked pursuant to subsection (c)(i) of this section.
 
(ii) The prohibitions in subsection (c)(i) of this section apply except to the extent provided by statutes, or in regulations, orders, directives, or licenses that may be issued pursuant to this order, and notwithstanding any contract entered into or any license or permit granted prior to the date of this order.
 
Sec. 4. DonationsI hereby determine that, to the extent section 203(b)(2) of IEEPA (50 U.S.C. 1702(b)(2)) may apply, the making of donations of the types of articles specified in such section by, to, or for the benefit of any person whose property and interests in property are blocked pursuant to this order would seriously impair my ability to deal with the national emergency declared in Executive Order 12957, and I hereby prohibit such donations as provided by subsections 3(a)(ii), 3(b)(i)(D), and 3(c)(i) of this order.
 
Sec. 5. ProhibitionsThe prohibitions in subsections 3(a)(ii), 3(b)(i)(D), and 3(c)(i) of this order include but are not limited to:
 
(a) the making of any contribution or provision of funds, goods, or services by, to, or for the benefit of any person whose property and interests in property are blocked pursuant to this order; and
 
(b) the receipt of any contribution or provision of funds, goods, or services from any such person.
 
Sec. 6. Entry into the United StatesI hereby find that the unrestricted immigrant and nonimmigrant entry into the United States of aliens who are determined to meet one or more of the criteria in subsections 3(a)(i) and 3(c)(i) of this order would be detrimental to the interests of the United States, and I hereby suspend the entry into the United States, as immigrants or nonimmigrants, of such persons as of the date of this order. Such persons shall be treated as persons covered by section 1 of Proclamation 8693 of July 24, 2011 (Suspension of Entry of Aliens Subject to United Nations Security Council Travel Bans and International Emergency Economic Powers Act Sanctions).
 
Sec. 7. General AuthoritiesThe Secretary of the Treasury, in consultation with the Secretary of State, is hereby authorized to take such actions, including the promulgation of rules and regulations, and to employ all powers granted to the President by IEEPA as may be necessary to carry out the purposes of this order, other than the purposes described in section 6 of this order. The Secretary of the Treasury may redelegate any of these functions to other officers and agencies of the United States Government consistent with applicable law.
 
Sec. 8. Evasion and Conspiracy(a) Any transaction that evades or avoids, has the purpose of evading or avoiding, causes a violation of, or attempts to violate any of the prohibitions set forth in this order is prohibited.
 
(b) Any conspiracy formed to violate any of the prohibitions set forth in this order is prohibited.
 
Sec. 9. Definitions. For the purposes of this order:
 
(a) the term "entity" means a partnership, association, trust, joint venture, corporation, group, subgroup, or other organization;
 
(b) the term "financial institution," as used in subsection 3(b) of this order, includes:
 
(i) a depository institution (as defined in section 3(c)(1) of the Federal Deposit Insurance Act) (12 U.S.C. 1813(c)(1)), including a branch or agency of a foreign bank (as defined in section 1(b)(7) of the International Banking Act of 1978) (12 U.S.C. 3101(7));
 
(ii) a credit union;
 
(iii) a securities firm, including a broker or dealer;
 
(iv) an insurance company, including an agency or underwriter; and
 
(v) any other company that provides financial services;
 
(c) the term "Government of Iran" includes the Government of Iran, any political subdivision, agency, or instrumentality thereof, including the Central Bank of Iran, and any person owned or controlled by, or acting for or on behalf of, the Government of Iran;
 
(d) the term "Iran" means the Government of Iran and the territory of Iran and any other territory or marine area, including the exclusive economic zone and continental shelf, over which the Government of Iran claims sovereignty, sovereign rights, or jurisdiction, provided that the Government of Iran exercises partial or total de facto control over the area or derives a benefit from economic activity in the area pursuant to international arrangements;
 
(e) the term "person" means an individual or entity;
 
(f) the term "sanctioned person" means a person that the Secretary of State or the Secretary of the Treasury, pursuant to authority delegated by the President and in accordance with the terms of such delegation, has determined is a person on whom sanctions shall be imposed pursuant to section 1244(d)(1)(A), 1245(a)(1), or 1246(a)(1) of IFCA (including in each case as informed by section 1253(c)(2) of IFCA) for engaging in transactions or activities outside the scope of the waiver determinations as to IFCA issued by the Secretary of State to give effect to sanctions commitments described in sections 17.1-17.3 and 17.5 of Annex V of the JCPOA, and any renewals thereof, and on whom the Secretary of State or the Secretary of the Treasury has imposed any of the sanctions in subsection 3(b) of this order;
 
(g) the term "United States financial institution" means a financial institution as defined in subsection (b) of this section (including its foreign branches) organized under the laws of the United States or any jurisdiction within the United States or located in the United States; and
(h) the term "United States person" means any United States citizen, permanent resident alien, entity organized under the laws of the United States or any jurisdiction within the United States (including foreign branches), or any person in the United States.
 
Sec. 10. NoticeFor those persons whose property and interests in property are blocked pursuant to this order who might have a constitutional presence in the United States, I find that because of the ability to transfer funds or other assets instantaneously, prior notice to such persons of measures to be taken pursuant to this order would render those measures ineffectual. I therefore determine that for these measures to be effective in addressing the national emergency declared in Executive Order 12957, there need be no prior notice of an action taken pursuant to subsection 3(a)(ii), 3(b)(i)(D), or 3(c)(i) of this order.
 
Sec. 11. Direction to AgenciesAll agencies of the United States Government are hereby directed to take all appropriate measures within their authority to carry out the provisions of this order.
 
Sec. 12. RightsThis order is not intended to, and does not, create any right or benefit, substantive or procedural, enforceable at law or in equity by any party against the United States, its departments, agencies, or entities, its officers, employees, or agents, or any other person.
 
Sec. 13. Effect on Actions or ProceedingsPursuant to section 202 of the NEA (50 U.S.C. 1622), the revocation of Executive Orders 13574, 13590, 13622, and 13645 and the amendments to Executive Order 13628 as set forth in sections 1 and 2 of this order, shall not affect any action taken or proceeding pending not finally concluded or determined as of the date of this order, or any action or proceeding based on any act committed prior to the date of this order, or any rights or duties that matured or penalties that were incurred prior to the date of this order.
 
Sec. 14. Relationship to Algiers AccordsThe measures taken pursuant to this order are in response to actions of the Government of Iran occurring after the conclusion of the 1981 Algiers Accords, and are intended solely as a response to those later actions.
 

This chapter was originally published in 2010, and is updated as of February 2016.