Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury issued two general licenses designed
to support longstanding U.S. Government efforts to encourage humanitarian and
goodwill activities between the Iranian and American people. These two licenses, issued by the Treasury
Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), authorize certain humanitarian
related activities by nongovernmental organizations in Iran and athletic exchanges
involving Iran and the United States.
The licenses issued today authorize the provision of health
services, disaster relief, wildlife conservation activities, human rights
projects in Iran, activities related to sports matches and events, the
sponsorship of sports players, coaching, refereeing, and training, in addition
to other activities. This action further
demonstrates this Administration’s commitment to reinforcing ties between the
Iranian and American people.
Today’s general licenses were issued pursuant to the Iranian
Transactions and Sanctions Regulations, 31 C.F.R. Part 560. These general licenses provide a standing
authorization to those persons who meet the criteria negating the need to
submit a license application for activities that fall under the scope of the
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 sports activities
and exchanges involving the United States and Iran. OFAC general
licenses, such as General Licenses E and F, provide authorization to those
persons who meet its criteria; there is no need to submit a license application
for activities that fall under the general licenses.
For a link to General
License E issued today click here.
For a link to General
License F issued today click here.