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US Renews Sanctions on Iran
As the United States renews sanctions against Iran, here is a collection of reports and analysis exploring the issue in detail.
In light of new US sanctions on Iran, the German foreign minister’s call for EU financial payments autonomy may seem fanciful today, but for how much longer?
The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) avoided a decision to return Iran to its blacklist of countries not doing enough to combat money laundering. Iran’s continued litany of financial crime failings further undermines the future of the country’s nuclear deal with Western governments.
Analysing the US Decision
The US administration pretends that its decision to withdraw from the nuclear deal with Iran is a radically new approach which may change the entire regional strategic equation, similar to the huge policy reversal towards China executed by President Nixon in the early 1970s. This commentary argues that the Trump White House will be disappointed; the comparisons with Nixon are misconceived.
The paper provides insights into what London, Paris and Berlin think about the prospects of survival of the E3 format in light of Brexit; it also explored their views as to what the future of Europe’s approach towards Iran and the nuclear deal will be moving forward.
A report of a discussion between UK- and Iran-based scholars who met to explore the state of Iran–West relations following the nuclear deal, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).
President Trump’s decision to withdraw the US from the Iran nuclear agreement, and reimpose sanctions against Iran, will matter most in Europe.