By Maya Lester KC & Michael O’Kane

US to unfreeze Iranian assets in prisoner swap

The White House has reportedly authorised a waiver for international banks to transfer $6 billion in frozen Iranian funds from South Korea to Qatar (without fear of the enforcement of US sanctions) for the release of 5 American citizens detained in Iran.  As part of the deal, the US will also release 5 Iranian citizens held in the US.

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Maya Lester KC is a senior barrister (King’s Counsel) at Brick Court Chambers with a wide-ranging practice in public law, European law, competition law, international law, human...

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