On 13 October 2017, we reported that President Trump had refused to certify Iran’s compliance with the JCPOA and that Congress would have 60 days to decide on whether to agree changes to US legislation (in order to address the President’s concerns over the nuclear deal) or to re-impose sanctions on Iran.
Two months later, the deadline has passed with Congress taking no formal action on the matter. President Trump is now expected to decide in mid-January 2018 whether to recertify the agreement and uphold Iran’s nuclear sanctions relief, or refuse to and risk breaching the deal.
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...See profile for Maya Lester QC >