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United Nations/North Korea: Additional Sanctions Adopted

(June 7, 2017) On June 2, 2017, the United Nations Security Council unanimously adopted Resolution 2356 (2017), sponsored by the United States, “to extend the number of individuals and entities targeted by sanctions first imposed under resolution 1718 (2006) — an asset freeze and travel ban for those involved in the Democratic People’s Republic of […]

Israel: Embargo on Providers of Support for Iran’s Program of Weapons of Mass Destruction

(Aug. 30, 2012) On July 25, 2012, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Law on the Struggle Against Iran's Nuclear Program, 5772-2012. The stated primary objective of the Law is to impose sanctions on individuals and on corporations that assist Iran in promoting its nuclear program or in obtaining weapons or carriers of weapons of […]

European Union: Renewed Sanctions Against Iran

(Aug. 9, 2010) In July 2010, the European Union adopted a Council Decision to expand its existing sanctions regime against Iran. In the last few years, the EU has put in place a series of restrictions against Iran, either by implementation of resolutions adopted by the United Nations Security Council or as unilateral measures. The […]

Iran: Nuclear Protection Achievement Bill Adopted into Law to Retaliate Against Foreign Sanctions

(July 16, 2010) It was reported on July 8, 2010, that in order to protect the country's national interests, the Majlis (Iran's Parliament) had adopted a law to retaliate against foreign unilateral sanctions and in response to a United Nations sanctions resolution, ratified by the U.N. Security Council on June 9, 2010, that also permits […]

United Nations: Arms Embargo Against Somalia Strengthened

(Dec. 3, 2008) On November 20, 2008, the United Nations Security Council, through the unanimous adoption of Resolution 1844 (2008), strengthened the arms embargo on Somalia established under Resolution 733 of 1992 and amended by subsequent resolutions. Resolution 1844 specifies sanctions against violators and expands the mandate of the U.N. Committee established in 1992 to […]