This sanctions regime is aimed at encouraging the Iranian government to:
comply with relevant UN obligations
abandon nuclear weapons programmes
restrict the ability of Iran to develop nuclear weapons and nuclear weapons delivery systems
This sanctions regime also gives effect to the UK’s obligations under United Nations Security Council Resolution 2231.
These regulations have replaced, with substantially the same effect, relevant existing EU legislation and related UK regulations.
Those persons who are designated under this regime are included on the UK sanctions list.
There is another Iran sanctions regime relating to human rights. This aims to encourage the government of Iran to comply with international human rights law and to respect human rights, which is in the Iran (Sanctions) (Human Rights) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019.