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Venable LLP | USA | 31 Aug 2010

New financial sanctions regulations target Iranian business activities of non-U.S. financial institutions

The U.S. Department of the Treasury, Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), has issued new Iranian Financial Sanctions Regulations (IFSR) limiting access to the U.S. banking system of foreign financial institutions upon a finding by the United States that the financial institution (a) facilitates Iran’s development of nuclear weapons or (b) provides financial services either to Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corp (IRGC) or to any financial institution whose property is blocked in connection with Iran’s nuclear development or support of terrorism.

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