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Iranian Sanctions Relief on Aviation: What’s Covered?

I was part of a three-member panel on Voice of America Persian News Network’s Ofogh program on Wednesday (April 23) on an episode that dealt with U.S. sanctions on Iran’s aviation industry (you can watch it by clicking here).  My co-panelists

Posted in Iran, OFAC, Sanctions

Mentioned in The Wall Street Journal

Farhad Alavi, the author of this blog, was interviewed as part of a story in the Wall Street Journal on Iran’s sanctions relief following the P5+1/Iran agreement entered into in Geneva on November 24, 2013.  This article, which mentions Mr.

Posted in Iran, OFAC, Sanctions

U.S. Issues Guidance for Implementation of Iran/P5+1 Geneva Joint Plan of Action

The U.S. Departments of the Treasury and State yesterday issued a joint official statement titled in response to Iran’s agreement with the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council and Germany (the “P5+1”) in November 2013  in Geneva

Posted in Corporate, Iran, OFAC, Sanctions

What Kind of Sanctions Relief will Iran be Getting Now?

Farhad Alavi Akrivis Law Group, PLLC, Washington, DC Alas, Iran and the P5+1 (the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council and Germany) finally reached a temporary agreement in the early hours of Sunday Geneva time on Iran’s nuclear

Posted in Corporate, Iran, OFAC, Sanctions

New OFAC General Licenses for Iran Humanitarian and Athletic Activities

The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) today issued two general licenses (E and F) related to certain humanitarian and athletic activity involving Iran.  This is but one more step in the direction of the

Posted in Cultural, Iran, OFAC, Sanctions, Uncategorized

Farhad Alavi Quoted by New York Times

I was quoted in the New York Times on an article regarding the impact of sanctions on the rescission of an employment offer by the US Tennis Association (USTA) to an Iran-based tennis referee. The article discusses the on the

Posted in Iran, OFAC, Personal, Sanctions, Uncategorized

New Sudan General License for Certain Academic Activities

OFAC earlier this week announced the issuance of a new general license (General License No. 1) of the Sudanese Sanctions Regulations, 31 CFR Part 538 (the SSR) authorizing certain educational exchange activities between accredited US institutions and their Sudanese counterparts.  This action

Posted in OFAC, Sanctions, Sudan
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