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U.S. Treasury Department Publishes New Guidance on Iran Sanctions Relief

June 9, 2016, Covington Alert

The U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (“OFAC”) yesterday published new Frequently Asked Questions (“FAQs”) that help clarify the scope of certain measures taken by the United States in January to ease its sanctions against Iran in accordance with the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (“JCPOA”), the multilateral agreement signed in mid-July 2015 in which Iran agreed to accept certain limitations on its nuclear program in exchange for sanctions relief. In a prior alert, we described this sanctions relief in detail, as well as concurrent guidance that OFAC issued addressing many of its aspects.

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