The United States, and the entire world, continues to be outraged by the appalling violence against the Libyan people.
On October 27, 2010, the European Union adopted a sanctions regime against the Islamic Republic of Iran in furtherance of diplomatic efforts to find a negotiated solution to ensure that the country's nuclear program is exclusively for peaceful purposes.
On August 16, 2010, the United States Department of the Treasury issued the Iranian Financial Sanctions Regulations ("the IFSR"), 75 Fed. Reg. 49,836, to implement subsections 104(c) and 104(d) of the recent Comprehensive Iran Sanctions Accountability and Divestment Act of 2010 ("CISADA").
On July 1, 2010, President Obama signed the Comprehensive Iran Sanctions Accountability and Divestment Act of 2010 ("CISADA"), which amends and extends sanctions imposed under the Iran Refined Petroleum Sanctions Act of 2009 and the Iran Sanctions Act of 1996 (formerly the Iran and Libya Sanctions Act of 1996).