Iran: U.S. Economic Sanctions and the Authority to Lift Restrictions [December 11, 2014] [open pdf - 385KB]
"The United States has led the international community in imposing economic sanctions on Iran, in an effort to change the government of that country's support of acts of international terrorism, poor human rights record, weapons and missile development and acquisition, role in regional instability, and development of a nuclear program. This report identifies the legislative bases for sanctions imposed on Iran, and the nature of the authority to waive or lift those restrictions. It comprises two tables that present legislation and executive orders that are specific to Iran and its objectionable activities in the areas of terrorism, human rights, and weapons proliferation. It will be updated if and when new legislation is enacted, or, in the case of executive orders, if and when the President takes additional steps to change U.S. policy toward Iran."
|Report Number:||CRS Report for Congress, R43311|
|Author:||Rennack, Dianne E.|
|Publisher:||Library of Congress. Congressional Research Service|
|Retrieved From:||Via E-mail|