On 22 October 2015, OFAC issued a new Frequently Asked Question on the provision of goods and services by non-US persons to diplomatic missions of the Iranian government outside the United States. OFAC clarified that the provision of goods and services for the conduct of official business and diplomatic missions of the Government of Iran would not ordinarily subject non-US companies to secondary sanctions. However, the transactions could be sanctionable if the recipient of the goods and services is on the Specially Designated Nationals (SDN) List for reasons other than being an Iranian government entity or financial institution designated solely under Executive Order 13599. Additionally, unless licensed by OFAC, US persons and US-owned and controlled foreign affiliates may not be involved in such transactions, and the transactions may not use the US financial system.