Aspen Insurance Holdings Ltd
According to its Annual Report filed with the SEC for fiscal year 2019: On May 8, 2018, the United States announced their withdrawal from the JCPOA (the “U.S. Decision”), thus re-imposing sanctions against Iran after the expiry of the permitted wind-down periods. The assessment of the economic situation resulting from the U.S. Decision led the Company to decide not to pursue business in Iran. Accordingly, contracts entered into by our non-U.S. (re)insurance subsidiaries with Iranian entities prior to the U.S. Decision were either not renewed or terminated in a timely manner.
Certain of our operations located outside the United States, however, underwrite marine and energy treaties on a worldwide basis and, as a result, the underlying insurance and reinsurance portfolios may have exposure to the Iranian petroleum resources, refined petroleum, and petrochemical industries. For example, certain of our operations underwrite global marine hull and cargo policies that provide coverage for vessels navigating into and out of ports worldwide, which could include Iran. We do not believe that any coverage we have provided has directly or significantly facilitated or contributed to the Iranian petroleum resources, refined petroleum, or petrochemical industry.
For the year ended December 31, 2019, we are not aware of any direct premium apportionment with respect to underwriting insurance or reinsurance sanctioned activities reportable under Section 13(r). Should any such risks have entered into the stream of commerce covered by the insurance and reinsurance portfolios underlying our treaties, we believe that the premiums associated with such business would be immaterial.