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Publication of New Iran-related Frequently Asked Questions; Amendments to Existing Iran-related Frequently Asked Questions; Updates to OFAC’s Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons List and 13599 List Removals

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​Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) took a number of actions in connection with the full re-imposition of sanctions on Iran.  OFAC issued Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) relating to the end of the 180-day wind-down period and the re-imposition of U.S. sanctions lifted or waived in connection with the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).  OFAC also amended existing FAQs 256 and 417, and archived other outdated FAQs.

As part of the re-imposition of U.S. sanctions, over 700 persons have been designated or identified and added to the SDN List today, including persons that had been removed from the SDN List in connection with the JCPOA

Additionally, persons and associated blocked property that were previously identified on the Executive Order (E.O.) 13599 List have been moved to the SDN List.  OFAC has removed the E.O. 13599 List from its website.

Moreover, an amendment to the Iranian Transactions Sanctions Regulations (ITSR) takes effect today.  The amendment, among other things, reflects the re-imposition of sanctions pursuant to certain sections of E.O. 13846 and technical changes that remove references to the E.O. 13599 List. 

Finally, OFAC has published the following technical notice related to today's action for users of OFAC's sanctions list data files