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FinCEN Proposes New Rule to End North Korea’s Access to U.S. Financial System

In the wake of North Korea’s nuclear tests that violated United Nations (UN) sanctions, on June 1, 2016, the U.S. Treasury Department’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) released a Notice of Finding that concludes that the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK or North Korea) is a “jurisdiction of primary money laundering concern.” Continue Reading.… Continue Reading

President Obama Signs Legislation Tightening North Korea Sanctions

On Feb. 18, 2016, President Obama signed into law the North Korea Sanctions and Policy Enhancement Act of 2016 (H.R. 757) (the Act), a bill tightening U.S. sanctions against North Korea.  The legislation imposes strict licensing requirements for the export or reexport to North Korea of any U.S.-origin goods, software, or technology, and grants the … Continue Reading

U.S. and EU Extend Deadline for Deal in Iran Nuclear Talks

On June 30, 2015, the five permanent members of the U.N. Security Council (China, France, Russia, the United Kingdom, and the United States) plus Germany, the European Union, and Iran agreed to extend by seven days their self-imposed deadline for finalizing a deal regarding Iran’s nuclear program. The so-called Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) … Continue Reading

U.S. and EU Achieve Framework for Deal in Iran Nuclear Talks

On April 2, 2015, the five permanent members of the UN Security Council (China, France, Russia, the United Kingdom, and the United States) plus Germany, the European Union, and Iran came to agreement on a framework for achieving a final deal regarding Iran’s nuclear program. This framework forms the foundation for the Joint Comprehensive Plan … Continue Reading

New U.S. Sanctions Target Individuals in Central African Republic

The White House has issued an Executive Order establishing a new sanctions regime targeting individuals deemed to be contributing to the severe instability in the Central African Republic (CAR). The new sanctions come a month after the U.S. Government’s implementation of a UN arms embargo issued earlier this year, which prohibits exports to the CAR … Continue Reading
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