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Financial Sanctions Notice Iran Nuclear 27 November 2023

Published byExternal Relations
Date published
27 November 2023


1. The Iran (Sanctions) (Nuclear) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 (the “UK Regulations”) were made under the Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Act 2018 and provide for the imposition of financial sanctions, including the freezing of funds and economic resources of persons who are or have been involved in the proliferation or development of nuclear weapons in, or for use in, Iran, or an activity that could lead to the development of nuclear weapons in, or for use in, Iran; or the development of a nuclear weapon delivery system, in or for use in, Iran.

2. On 27 November 2023 the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office updated the UK Sanctions List to reflect changes to those persons designated under the UK Regulations. A link to the UK Sanctions List can be found below.

3. The Sanctions and Asset-Freezing (Implementation of External Sanctions) (Jersey) Order 2021 (the “Order”), made under the Sanctions and Asset-Freezing (Jersey) Law 2019 (“SAFL”), links to the UK Regulations.

4. Any changes to asset-freeze designations made under the UK Regulations are effective immediately by virtue of the ambulatory provisions in Jersey’s sanctions legislation.

Notice summary 

5. Find full details in the Annex to this notice.

6. The following designation has been amended and remains subject to an asset freeze:

• YA MAHDI INDUSTRIES GROUP (UK Consolidated Group ID: 16157)

What you must do   

7. You must:   

• immediately check whether you maintain any accounts or hold any funds or economic resources for the persons set out in the Annex to this Notice.

• freeze such accounts, and other funds or economic resources without prior notice and without delay.

• refrain from dealing with the funds or assets or making them available (directly or indirectly) to such persons unless licensed by the Minister for External Relations (“MER”).

• report any findings to MER, together with any additional information that would facilitate compliance with SAFL.

• provide any information concerning the frozen assets of designated persons that MER may request. Information reported to MER may be passed on to other regulatory authorities or law enforcement.

8. Where a relevant institution has already reported details of accounts, other funds or economic resources held frozen for designated persons, they are not required to report these details again.

9. Failure to comply with sanctions legislation or to seek to circumvent its provisions is a criminal offence. 

Further Information 

10. Find guidance on unfreezing assets for delisted persons or entities.

11. Find more information on sanctions or sanctions on Jersey Financial Services Commission website (JFSC).

12. Jersey guidance the Iran (Nuclear) sanctions regime is available on sanctions by country and category on JFSC website.

13. A copy of the UK Regulations can be obtained from Other relevant information about this regime can be found on financial sanctions targets by regime on GOV.UK.

14. The UK Sanctions List on GOV.UK.

15. The UK Office of Financial Sanctions Implementation Consolidated List on GOV.UK.


16. Non-media enquiries, sanctions compliance reporting, and licence applications should be emailed to the Financial Sanctions Implementation Unit at


17. Annex to Financial Sanctions Notice Iran (Nuclear) 27 November 2023 

Financial Sanctions Notice Iran Nuclear 27 November 2023
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