500+ British, French & German MPs have urged US to uphold JCPOA

iran1.jpgMore than 500 British, French and German parliamentarians have signed a letter addressed to their US counterparts urging them to persuade President Trump to uphold US commitment to the JCPOA (see previous blog here on President Trump’s JCPOA speech, 12 January 2018). The letter acknowledges the concerns surrounding Iran’s ‘other non-nuclear’ activities (namely, its ballistic missiles programme and role in Syria), but states that “these issues must be treated separately… and not within the context of the JCPOA”. Furthermore, “if the deal breaks down, it [would be] well-nigh impossible to assemble another grand coalition built around sanctions against Iran. We must preserve what took us a decade to achieve and has proven to be effective.”

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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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