Sanctions Round-Up: First Quarter 2014
04/03/2014The first quarter of 2014 opened with a continued focus on Iran, as US authorities somewhat contradictorily took steps both to ease certain Iranian sanctions, as agreed under the Joint Plan of Action, and to target a number of additional Iranian persons under existing sanctions. The quarter then drew to a close with a flurry of US and EU sanctions activity targeting Russian and Ukrainian persons—and the looming possibility of broader sanctions to follow. US authorities otherwise continued to issue narcotics and terrorism-related sanctions, while the EU amended a handful of country-specific sanctions, including a suspension of the majority of sanctions targeting Zimbabwe.
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