Obama final press conference on Russia sanctions

obama-pic-1At his last press conference as President, Barack Obama commented on US sanctions on Russia and their possible future under Donald Trump.  Responding to Trump’s suggestion that he may lift sanctions on Russia in return for their cooperation on nuclear disarmament, President Obama noted that the sanctions had been imposed because of Russia’s actions in Ukraine and that it would not be in the US’s interests to link them to the separate issue of nuclear disarmament.  He reiterated his position, which is also that of the other G7 nations (see previous blog), that they should be lifted only if Russia ends its actions in Ukraine. A link to the full press conference transcript is here.

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About Maya Lester QC

Maya Lester QC has a wide ranging practice in public law, European law, competition law, international law, human rights & civil liberties. She has a particular expertise in sanctions. As the most recent (2016) Chambers & Partners directory put it, she "owns the world of sanctions". She spent 2011-12 in New York at Columbia Law School lecturing and writing on sanctions. She represents and advises hundreds of companies and individuals before the European and English courts and has acted in most of the leading cases, including Kadi, Tay Za, Central Bank of Iran, NITC and IRISL.

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