New US Iran airline related designations

OFAC3The US today designated 9 people and entities procuring US origin export controlled goods for sanctioned Iranian airlines as Specially Designated Global Terrorist, and 31 aircraft in which previously designated entities have an interest. This is the 6th US Iran related counter-terrorist designation in the past two weeks. See OFAC Notice here.

The press statement (which lists the new SDGTs) explains that these “facilitators” have been procuring parts and services for sanctioned Iranian airlines, which enables the Iranian regime to transport weapons and “prop up the brutal Assad regime”, and which “have played a critical role in exporting the Iranian regime’s malign influence”.

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About Maya Lester QC

Maya Lester QC has a wide ranging practice in public law, European law, competition law, international law, human rights & civil liberties. She has a particular expertise in sanctions. As the most recent (2016) Chambers & Partners directory put it, she "owns the world of sanctions". She spent 2011-12 in New York at Columbia Law School lecturing and writing on sanctions. She represents and advises hundreds of companies and individuals before the European and English courts and has acted in most of the leading cases, including Kadi, Tay Za, Central Bank of Iran, NITC and IRISL.

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