On 21 September 2017, the White House published President Trump’s newest new Executive Order, which widens U.S. sanctions against North Korea.
On 06 September 2017, the U.S. Department of Justice announced that it’s broadening the ongoing investigation into Turkish violations of U.S. Iran sanctions. The investigation includes a probe into the conduct of a former Turkish Minister of the Economy who allegedly received bribes and kick-backs to conceal U.S. Iran related sanctions violations.
There are reports that the United Nations Security Council has just adopted the U.S. watered-down proposal for a new package of sanctions against North Korea.
EU has consolidated its sanctions regime against North Korea (see Council Regulation 2017/1509). The EU also supports the revamping of stronger restrictive measures against the hermit North Korean regime.
The UN watchdog IAEA has yet again reported that Iran is adhering to it’s commitments under the Iran nuclear deal (JCPOA). This report contradicts President Trump’s assertions that Iran is non-compliant with it’s JCPOA obligations.
North Korea conducts sixth nuclear test in violation of UN Security Council sanctions. International community posed to impose stronger sanctions?
On 27 July 2017, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control published a settlement agreement with Singapore based CSE Global Limited and CSE TransTel Pte. Ltd. Both companies agreed to pay $12,027,066 to settle potential civil liability for 104 violations of the Iranian Transactions and Sanctions Regulations (“ITSR”) and the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (“IEEPA”). The case is an example of the expanding extra-territorial reach of U.S. sanctions.
The Iranian President Hassan Rouhani is threatening to restart Iran’s controversial nuclear program if the U.S. continues to impose unilateral sanctions.
On 02 August 2017, the UK Government published the post Brexit sanctions regime. This follows the public canvassing and the earlier reported White Paper on the subject. It’s clear that the UK wishes to…
The EU has started to implement UN Security Council (UNSC) sanctions against North Korea (see UNSC Resolution 2371).