April 22, 2013 In a statement issued in Luxembourg by the bloc's Foreign Affairs Council, the EU said the arms embargo on the country will remain in place. Human Rights Watch criticized the decision to lift sanctions.
February 10, 2012 Sanctions don't ban the sale of food to Iran — but they make it hard for the country to carry out international financial transactions.
February 6, 2012 The order accuses Iran of using "deceptive practices ... to conceal transactions of sanctioned parties" and says there is an "unacceptable risk posed to the international financial system by Iran's activities."
March 4, 2011 British officials seized $160 million of Libyan currency Friday, and extended a freeze on Libyan financial assets to include more of embattled Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi's inner circle. The country has stopped more than $1.5 billion in cash from being shipped to Libya.
June 11, 2010 The United Nations has leveled new sanctions on Iran, hoping to stem the country's production of nuclear fuel. But how exactly do sanctions work and could they work? Human rights lawyer Arsalan Iftikhar offers an explanation.