Alternate Title: EO 13622: Authorizing Additional Sanctions With Respect to Iran
"By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1701 'et seq'.) (IEEPA), the National Emergencies Act (50 U.S.C. 1601 'et seq'.), and section 301 of title 3, United States Code, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, in order to take additional steps with respect to the national emergency declared in Executive Order 12957 of March 15, 1995, as relied upon for additional steps in subsequent Executive Orders, particularly in light of the Government of Iran's use of revenues from petroleum, petroleum products, and petrochemicals for illicit purposes, Iran's continued attempts to evade international sanctions through deceptive practices, and the unacceptable risk posed to the international financial system by Iran's activities, hereby order: Section 1. (a) The Secretary of the Treasury, in consultation with the Secretary of State, is hereby authorized to impose on a foreign financial institution the sanctions described in subsection (b) of this section upon determining that the foreign financial institution has knowingly conducted or facilitated any significant financial transaction: (i) with the National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC) or Naftiran Intertrade Company (NICO), except for a sale or provision to NIOC or NICO of the products described in section 5(a)(3)(A)(i) of the Iran Sanctions Act of 1996 (Public Law 104--172), as amended, provided that the fair market value of such products is lower than the applicable dollar threshold specified in that provision; (ii) for the purchase or acquisition of petroleum or petroleum products from Iran; or (iii) for the purchase or acquisition of petrochemical products from Iran."
Executive Order 13622; E.O. 13622
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Federal Register (August 2, 2012), v.77 no.149, p.45897-45902