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Adoption Day sees EU adopt legislative framework to lift nuclear-related economic and financial sanctions

On 18 October 2015, Iran's Foreign Minister and the EU Foreign Policy Chief issued a joint statement announcing the official adoption of the "Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action" between Iran and the EU/E3+3 (China, the EU, France, Germany, Russia, the UK and the USA).

Ukraine Imposes Sanctions for Supporting Russian Aggression

Ukraine has imposed sanctions against 388 individuals and 105 companies in connection with Russian aggression in Eastern Ukraine and Crimea.

U.S. Government Takes Additional Steps to Relax Comprehensive Embargo of Cuba

The U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control and the U.S. Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security announced amendments to the Cuban Assets Control Regulations and the Export Administration Regulations in a continuing effort to relax certain aspects of the U.S. embargo against Cuba.

Outline of EU and U.S. Sanctions Relief for Iran under Joint Comprehensive Plan of...

On 14 July 2015, Iran and the EU/E3+3 (China, France, Germany, the Russian Federation, the United Kingdom, the United States, and the European Union)...

U.S. Government Removes Cuba From State Sponsors of Terrorism List

On May 29, 2015, the U.S. Government announced Cuba’s removal from the list of State Sponsors of Terrorism (the “SST List”), five months after...

US Government Authorizes Transactions Related to Personal Communications Over the Internet for Crimea and...

On May 22, 2015, the US Government relaxed certain export and reexport controls imposed under US sanctions targeting the Crimea region of Ukraine (“Crimea”)....

Iran’s markets opening up for Australia

Julie Bishop's recent visit to Iran - the first by an Australian foreign minister in over a decade - marks an important step in...

Russia Plans to Limit State Purchases of Foreign Software

The Russian State Duma is planning to impose limitations on government procurement of foreign software products (draft Law No. 7646787-6, introduced to the State...

President Obama Proposes Rescission of Cuba’s Designation as a State Sponsor of Terrorism

On April 14, 2015, President Obama submitted to the U.S. Congress a report and certification indicating the Administration’s intent to rescind Cuba’s designation as...

Iran: Overview and Significance of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action

On 2 April 2015, talks in Lausanne, Switzerland, ended between Iran and the E3+3 countries (i.e., China, France, Germany, the Russian Federation, the United...

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