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United Nations Sanctions

In 2006, the United Nations Security Council began imposing sanctions against the Iranian regime for its illicit activities to attain nuclear weapons.

Resolution 1696 (July 2006) The Security Council called on Iran to comply with the requirements set forth by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and suspend all of its enrichment and reprocessing activities.

Resolution 1737 (December 2006) The Security Council targeted sensitive nuclear materials and gave Iran sixty days to suspend its uranium enrichment. Additionally, the resolution publicized and froze the assets of several Iranian companies and individuals involved in Iran's nuclear weapons program.

Resolution 1747 (March 2007) The Security Council extended its asset freeze to several more Iranian individuals and entities involved in Iran's illicit weapons program, including the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps. The resolution also added new arms and financial sanctions against the regime.

Resolution 1803 (March 2008) The Security Council further restricted travel and financial access on several Iranian individuals and companies.

Resolution 1835 (September 2008) The Security Council reaffirmed its support of its previous resolutions 1696, 1737, 1747 and 1803 and called upon Iran to comply with IAEA requirements.

Resolution 1929 (June 2010) The new sanctions freeze the assets of 40 additional companies and organizations and ban the regime from pursuing ballistic missiles capable of delivering nuclear weapons.