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Farhad Alavi Discussing the Iran Nuclear Deal on BBC Persian

I was on BBC Persian on Thursday, September 17, 2015 discussing the Iran nuclear deal and the phase in of sanction relief.  The interview was in Persian (Farsi).

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US Company Fined $82,260 for Outsourcing IT Work to Iran

OFAC released a periodic enforcement notice on July 29, 2015, this time about Massachusetts-based Blue Robin, Inc. for violating the Iranian Transactions and Sanctions Regulations (ITSR).  Blue Robin was fined $82,260 by OFAC for the violations. The allegations center around

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Iran and P5+1 Reach Landmark Deal: What Does It Include?

Following much anticipation, Iran and the P5+1 states (the United States, United Kingdom, France, Russia, China and Germany) announced on Tuesday morning Vienna time the reaching of a landmark deal on Iran’s nuclear deal. What does it include? The basic

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[When] will the sanctions be undone?

There has been a lot of guesswork regarding the potential (often assumed to be “certain”) unraveling of the international sanctions regime against Iran once it reaches an agreement with the so-called P5+1 (United States, United Kingdom, France, China, Russia and Germany). The

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BIS and OFAC Sanction Entities for Iranian aircraft sale

U.S. federal authorities have taken hefty measures against Iraq and UAE based entities in the latest move of sanctions enforcement, sending a clear signal that the U.S. sanctions regime against Iran remains in full force.  On May 21st 2015, The U.S. Department of Commerce’s

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تاثیر توافقات هسته ای بین ایران و گروه 5+ 1 و تعلیق احتمالی برخی از تحریم های آمریکا

This article is in Persian (Farsi) and addresses some of the confusion about the recent preliminary P5+1 nuclear agreement with Iran. An English version will be posted on  اعلام رسمی خبر توافق ایران و اعضای گروه 5+1 (ایالات متحده

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Farhad Alavi Discusses Iran/P5+1 Nuclear Deal on Al Jazeera English

So, I was on Al Jazeera English last night discussing the landmark deal between Iran and the P5+1 states (United States, United Kingdom, France, China, Russia, and Germany).  Here is the clip:

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Landmark Deal Reached in Iran Nuclear Negotiations

Iran and the “P5+1” countries (the United States, United Kingdom, France, Russia, China, and Germany) reached a landmark understanding today.  This agreement involved strict limitations and very strict inspections on Iran’s nuclear program, which President Obama claims to be the

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Allaying your bank’s concerns of your lawful Iran transaction

As I often tell my clients, there are major differences in what U.S. sanctions laws on Iran allow and and what actually can happen logistically, the key being that the latter is generally somewhat more narrow and limited than the former.  Most

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Will Russia Face Tougher U.S. and E.U. Sanctions?

There have been a number of reports in recent days that the European Union may ramp up sanctions against Russia following the continuation of the crisis in Ukraine and the Crimea. While there were reports of the EU removing certain

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