U.S. Sanctions on Iran: The Trump Administration’s First Actions

8 February 2017
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Key takeaways

  • In response to Iran’s recent ballistic missile tests, OFAC has added several individuals and entities with ties to Iran to the SDN List.
  • Though the Trump administration has been outwardly critical of the Iran Nuclear Deal inherited from the Obama administration, these new sanctions do not appear to represent a departure from previous U.S. policy toward Iran.
  • Tensions between the U.S. and Iran continue to build, and the Trump administration has said that it is putting Iran “on notice” regarding further provocative behavior.