No new EU Iran and Syria measures for now

EU Commission.jpgAt a meeting in Luxembourg on Monday, EU Foreign Ministers did not agree new sanctions against Iran over its ballistic missile programme and role in Syria, which had been considered to try to ensure that the US continues its commitment to the JCPOA.

The EU failed to agree new measures on Syria over its alleged chemical weapons attacks. Last week the EU issued a press release condemning the “repeated use of chemical weapons by the Syrian regime”, stating that it had sanctioned a number of Syrian high-level officials and scientists in July 2017 and March 2018 for “their role in the development and use of chemical weapons”, and that it was “always ready to consider imposing further measures as appropriate”.

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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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