The United States has supplemented Iran sanctions laws in force since 1995 (the Iranian Transactions Regulations, the Weapons of Mass Destruction and Proliferation Sanctions Regulations, and their underlying Executive Orders, which are still in force) and gradually increased the sanctions pressure on Iran since July 2010 through the following additional, successive sanctions laws:
- Comprehensive Iran Sanctions, Accountability and Divestment Act of 2010 (CISADA). Economic Sanctions Update. July 1, 2010. Summary.
- Executive Order 13553. Blocking Property of Certain Persons With Respect to Serious Human Rights Abuses by the Government of Iran and Taking Certain Other Actions. September 29, 2010.
- Executive Order 13574. Authorizing the Implementation of Certain Sanctions Set Forth in the Iran Sanctions Act of 1996, as Amended (CISADA). May 23, 2011.
- Executive Order 13590. Sanctions With Respect to the Provision of Goods, Services, Technology, or Support for Iran’s Energy and Petrochemical Sectors. November 20, 2011. Summary.
- The National Defense Authorization Act for the Fiscal Year 2012 (NDAA), 31 December 2011, implemented, in part, by Executive Order 13599 (Blocking Property of the Government of Iran and Iranian Financial Institutions), February 6, 2012, and relevant regulations. Summary.
- Executive Order 13606. Sanctions with Respect to Grave Human Rights Abuses by the Governments of Iran and Syria via Information Technology. April 23, 2012.
- Executive Order 13608. Sanctions Against Foreign Evaders of U.S. Iran and Syria Sanctions. May 1, 2012. Summary.
- Executive Order of July 31, 2012.Expanding the Categories of Sanctionable Activity and Authorizing the Imposition of Sanctions for such Activity. Summary.
- The Iran Threat Reduction and Syria Human Rights Act of 2012 (formerly known as the Iran Sanctions, Accountability, and Human Rights Act of 2012). August 10, 2012. Summary.