Tag Archives: Russia

U.S. Withdrawal from Iran Nuclear Deal to Trigger Additional Sanctions

On May 8, 2018, President Trump announced his decision to withdraw the United States from the Iran Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), the multilateral nuclear agreement signed on July 14, 2015, between Iran, the P5+1 (China, France, Russia, the United Kingdom, the United States, and Germany), and the European Union.  The move sets the … Continue Reading

OFAC Announces New Sanctions Against Russian Companies, Oligarchs, and Government Officials

On April 6, 2018, the U.S. government announced new sanctions against Russia. Specifically, the Department of Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) designated 36 Russian individuals and entities under authority granted by Executive Orders 13661 and 13662, and codified last year in the Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act (CAATSA). The newest sanctions are … Continue Reading

Congress Overwhelmingly Approves New Russia, Iran, and North Korea Sanctions Measures

On July 27, 2017, the Senate overwhelmingly passed (98-2) the Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act (HR 3364), previously passed in the House of Representatives (419-3) on July 25, 2017. This bill combines three separate sanctions measures: the Countering Iran’s Destabilizing Activities Act (CIDAA), the Countering Russian Influence in Europe and Eurasia Act (CRIEEA), and … Continue Reading

EU Sanctions Against Russia Adopted and Extended; Sanctions Extended Concerning Crimea and Sevastopol

In early July 2016, the EU extended the economic sanctions targeting the financial, energy and defense industries of the Russian economy, as well as dual-use goods, until Jan. 31, 2017. These sanctions were prolonged because the European Council determined that the Minsk agreements concerning military activity in the Donetsk and Luhansk regions of Ukraine have … Continue Reading
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