On January 20, 2014, the US government (USG) issued guidance
relating to the temporary suspension of certain US sanctions
against Iran in order to implement the Joint Plan of Action (JPOA)
agreed to on November 24, 2013 between Iran and the P5+1 (United
States, United Kingdom, France, Russia, China, and Germany).
Following the adoption of the Joint Plan of Action on November 24, 2013, the United States, the United Kingdom, France, Russia, China and Germany concluded an Interim Agreement with Iran over its nuclear program on January 12, 2014.