Congress fails to meet deadline on JCPOA

Trump3.jpgOn 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.

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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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