Sanctions Target Iran and its Axis of Resistance

  • Since the October 7 Hamas attack, U.S. and allied officials have added economic sanctions on Iran and its “Axis of Resistance” partners to counter their efforts to support Hamas.
  • Sanctions have been targeted primarily at facilitators that help Iran develop missiles and armed drones and which generate and move funds and weaponry on behalf of Iran’s partners.
  • The sanctions architecture might succeed in its objectives over time, but since October 7, it has not measurably hindered Iran and its allies’ ability to conduct operations.
  • The U.S. and allied designations of sanctioned entities help third-country national authorities counter Iran and its network of allies and facilitators.

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