U.S. experts on Iran sanctions policy visit Armenia

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An interagency team of subject matter experts from the U.S. Departments of State and Treasury visited Yerevan November 15-16 to discuss Iran sanctions policies with counterparts in the Armenian government and business community.  This visit is the latest in a series of engagements designed to explain U.S. sanctions policy against Iran to governments around the world.

The delegation met with the Armenian Acting Deputy Ministers of Foreign Affairs, Energy and Economic Development and Investment, as well as other officials in the Office of the Prime Minister, and the Ministries of Foreign Affairs, Economy, and Transportation.  They also met with the Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Armenia as well as with private banks, members of the American Chamber of Commerce in Armenia, and Armenian academics and think tank experts.

The delegation emphasized U.S. efforts to change the Iranian regime’s malign behavior through maximum economic and diplomatic pressure, while also outlining areas for cooperation with partners like Armenia.

Detailed information and answers to common questions about U.S. government sanctions enforcement can be found by visiting the U.S. Department of Treasury Office of Foreign Assets Control’s Frequently Asked Questions at: https://www.treasury.gov/resource-center/faqs/Sanctions/Pages/faq_iran.aspx.