US Loosens Iran Sanctions For Humanitarian Work

Law360, New York (September 10, 2013, 6:47 PM EDT) -- The U.S. on Tuesday eased sanctions on Iran that will enable U.S. nongovernmental organizations to perform humanitarian work in the country and set up athletic exchanges between the two countries.

The U.S. Department of the Treasury issued two general licenses that authorize the exportation of funds and services by nongovernmental organizations to support humanitarian projects designed to benefit the Iranian people. The announcement comes weeks after the Iranian people elected moderate Hassan Rouhani as president.

The licenses are intended to support an array of humanitarian projects...
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