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Non-Profilerations Sanctions

Summary

There are three distinct sanctions programs designed to combat the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction: 1) Executive Order 13382 of June 28, 2005, blocks the property of persons engaged in proliferation activities and their support networks. 2) Weapons of Mass Destruction Trade Control Regulations implement a ban on imports into the United States, pursuant to Executive Order 12938. 3) Highly Enriched Uranium (HEU) Agreement Assets Control Regulations implement Executive Order 13159 of June 21, 2000, "Blocking Property of the Government of the Russian Federation Relating to the Disposition of Highly Enriched Uranium Extracted From Nuclear Weapons." These regulations and Executive Order 13159 are directed at the property used to carry out international agreements between the United States and the Russian Federation for the conversion of highly enriched uranium extracted from Russian nuclear weapons into low-enriched uranium for use in commercial nuclear reactors.

Non-Proliferation/Weapons of Mass Destruction Sanctions: Executive Orders

  • 13608 Prohibiting Certain Transactions With And Suspending Entry Into The United States Of Foreign Sanctions Evaders With Respect To Iran And Syria (Effective Date—May 1, 2012)
  • 13382 Blocking Property of Weapons of Mass Destruction Proliferators and Their Supporters (Effective Date—June 29, 2005)
  • 13094 Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction (Effective Date—July 29, 1998)
  • 12938 Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction (Effective Date—November 14, 1994)

Non-Proliferation/Weapons of Mass Destruction Sanctions: Code of Federal Regulations

  • 31 CFR Part 539—Weapons of Mass Destruction Trade Control Regulations
  • 31 CFR Part 544—Weapons of Mass Destruction Proliferators Sanctions Regulations

Non-Proliferation/Weapons of Mass Destruction Sanctions: Federal Register Notices

  • 74 FR 16771-09 New regulations to implement Executive Order 13382
  • 71 FR 29251-06 Revisions to IEEPA made by the Combating Terrorism Financing Act of 2005
  • 68 FR 28314-03 Bureau of Nonproliferation; Imposition of Nonproliferation Measures on an Entity in China, Including a Ban on U.S. Government Procurement—Public Notices 4370 and 4371 (U.S. Department of State)

Non-Proliferation/Weapons of Mass Destruction Sanctions: United Nations Security Council Resolutions

  • 1929 Additional Sanctions on Iran (9 June 2010)
  • 1803 Increases Vigilance on Iranian Banks (3 March 2008)
  • 1747 Toughens Sanctions Against Iran, Adds Arms Embargo (24 March 2007)
  • 1737 Imposes Sanctions on Iran for Refusal to Halt Uranium Enrichment (23 December 2006)
  • 1696 Demands Iran Suspend Uranium Enrichment (31 July 2006)
  • 1540 Non-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (28 April 2004)

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