Sanctions Relief Highlights


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Fall 2015

(Implementation Day)


US will remove from its various sanctions lists 442 individuals, companies, ships, and aircraft, including:


Iranian banks, including several that have also been sanctioned for supporting Iranian terrorist activities around the region and Lebanese Hezbollah

Iranian shipping and transportation companies, including a number sanctioned for supporting the activities of the IRGC and the Qods Force

Iranian nuclear and petrochemical research organizations and companies

Iranian aircraft and ships


The EU will suspend sanctions on 176 individuals and entities, including:


Banks, shipping, and transportation companies as above, including those involved with facilitation of terrorist activities, the IRGC, and the Qods Force

Iranian Ministries of Energy and Petroleum

Iranian nuclear research organizations




October 19, 2023

(Transition Day)


The US will remove non-nuclear sanctions on 43 individuals and organizations, including a number associated with Iran’s nuclear program such as the Iran Centrifuge Technology Company


The EU will lift non-nuclear sanctions on 22 people and 63 organizations, including:


The IRGC, its components, some commanders, and financial institutions:


Bonyad Taavon Sepah (the financial organization of the IRGC)

Bank Sepah (the IRGC’s bank)

Khatam al-Anbia Construction Headquarters

The IRGC Air Force

The Qods Force (subject to other E.U. sanctions)

Major General Qasem Soleimani (subject to other E.U. sanctions)

Brigadier General Hossein Salami

Rear Admiral Ali Fadavi, Commander of the IRGC Navy


Iran’s Defense Ministry

Basij Commander Brigadier General Mohammad Reza Naqdi (subject to other E.U. sanctions)

The Supreme Leader’s holding company (Shetab)

Brigadier General Ahmad Vahidi

Major General Yahya Rahim Safavi

A large number of organizations involved with the Iranian ballistic missile program including IRGC Air Force Al Ghadir Missile Command