Obama invites US states to reconsider Iran sanctions

The State Department has asked US state governors to reconsider their state-level sanctions on Iran after the JCPOA. In addition to US federal sanctions on Iran, a number of States have called for state funds to be divested from companies doing business with Iran and for contracts not to be awarded to them. The State Department’s lead coordinator for Iran Nuclear Implementation Stephen Mull wrote to one governor urging him “to consider whether the implementation of the JCPOA, which verifiably ensures that Iran’s nuclear program is and will remain exclusively peaceful, addresses the underlying concerns with Iran articulated in your state’s law”.

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About Maya Lester QC

Maya Lester QC

Maya Lester QC is a senior barrister (Queen’s Counsel) at Brick Court Chambers with a wide-ranging practice in public law, European law, competition law, international law, human rights & civil liberties. She has a particular expertise in sanctions. The legal directories say she is the...

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