22nd June 2020
The US Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) on June 5 issued guidance on sector-based sanctions regarding doing business with Iran contained in Iran-Related Executive Order (EO) 13902, which was issued in January 2020. This publication by the Treasury Department agency complements the extensive guidance issued on May 14… Read More
19th June 2020
The Syrian first lady, Asma al-Assad, has been named in the first round of new US sanctions that are certain to intensify pressure on the embattled regime and its backers as the country’s crippled economy continues to wither. The law, known as the Caesar Act, came into effect on Wednesday,… Read More
18th June 2020
The chief executive of an Iranian online financial services company pleaded guilty Tuesday to fraud conspiracy charges that federal prosecutors in Minnesota said involved millions of dollars in transactions violating U.S. sanctions on Iran. Seyed Sajjad Shahidian, the 33-year-old founder of Payment24, admitted Tuesday to conducting 21 illegal transactions with… Read More
16th June 2020
Last year, China replaced the United States as the No. 1 importer of oil from Venezuela, yet another front in the heated rivalry between Washington and Beijing. The United States had imposed sanctions on Venezuela’s state-owned oil company as part of a bid to topple that country’s socialist president, Nicolas… Read More
15th June 2020
Authorities in the African country of Cape Verde detained a Colombian businessman wanted in the U.S. on money-laundering charges, in a blow for Venezuela’s authoritarian government, for whom he has become an important deal maker. Alex Saab Morán, traveling in a private jet, was arrested during a refueling stop… Read More
15th June 2020
Its currency has plunged by 70% since April, more than half its people face food scarcity, and hopes of rebuilding a country shattered by war continue to ebb. Syria seems barely able to absorb new shocks, but new US sanctions that take effect next week, could devastate what is left… Read More
11th June 2020
A federal judge indicated prosecutors could face disciplinary action for allegedly failing to turn over evidence in a case that led to the conviction of an Iranian man on money-laundering and sanctions violations charges. The comments from Judge Alison Nathan came in response to a Friday request by the top… Read More
11th June 2020
July 14, 2015 was a landmark date in the long-running feud between Europe, the US and Iran. Iranian officials agreed to terminate the country’s nuclear programme, and in exchange, would benefit from the removal of crippling sanctions – including on petroleum exports. Trade with the EU soared. Over the following… Read More
10th June 2020
U.S. sanctions imposed on Iran’s shipping network took effect on Monday, months after they were announced in December following accusations of supporting proliferation of weapons of mass destruction. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in a statement on Monday warned commercial and maritime industries, governments and others that they risked… Read More
8th June 2020
Money laundering action against Pilatus Bank could still be taken in Malta despite yesterday’s decision by the US government to drop its case against the bank’s owner Ali Sadr Hasheminejad, the Financial Intelligence Analysis Unit (FIAU) has said. “As Malta’s anti-money laundering supervisory authority, the FIAU’s remit is to monitor… Read More