US enacts further sanctions on Iran and Syria

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The recently enacted Iran Threat Reduction and Syria Human Rights Act of 2012 strengthens existing sanctions on Iran, especially those aimed at third-country nationals engaging in business with Iran, and includes measures relating to human rights abuses in Iran and Syria. The Act, signed into law on 10 August 2012, is primarily intended to compel Iran to abandon its pursuit of nuclear weapons and support for terrorism and terrorist regimes.

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