Community Announcement: OFAC Issues Iranian General Licenses

The following is the latest announcement from the US Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC).

“Today, the Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) issued two general licenses that authorize certain humanitarian-related activities by nongovernmental organizations in Iran and athletic exchanges involving Iran and the United States. General License E authorizes the exportation of services and funds transfers by nongovernmental organizations in support of certain not-for-profit humanitarian activities designed to benefit the people of Iran, including activities related to humanitarian projects to meet basic human needs; non-commercial reconstruction projects in response to natural disasters for a period of up to two years; environmental and wildlife conservation projects; and human rights and democracy building projects.  General License F authorizes the importation and exportation of certain services in support of professional and amateur sporting activities and exchanges involving the United States and Iran.”

IAAB was a part of a coalition of Iranian-American organizations pushing for the temporary lifting of  sanctions restricting humanitarian aid following a series of major earthquakes last summer.


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