On 12 January 2018, President Trump has given a reprieve to the Iran Nuclear Agreement (JCPOA) by deciding to continue to waive U.S. sanctions. Although he stopped short of killing the JCPOA, President Trump gave European allies only 120 days to agree to an overhaul of the nuclear deal or he would pull the U.S. out of it.Read More
I’ve been rather busy of late, so I’m coming a little late on this issue. As we all know, on 13 October, President Trump announced a strategic review on the U.S.’s relations with Iran, whereby…
Yet again, the U.S. has renewed its ongoing sanctions relief under the Iran Nuclear Deal (so-called JCPOA). As we all know, especially after President Trump’s speech at the UN, the current U.S. Administration is no…
The UN watchdog IAEA has yet again reported that Iran is adhering to it’s commitments under the Iran nuclear deal (JCPOA). This report contradicts President Trump’s assertions that Iran is non-compliant with it’s JCPOA obligations.
The Iranian President Hassan Rouhani is threatening to restart Iran’s controversial nuclear program if the U.S. continues to impose unilateral sanctions.
On 02 August 2017, President Trump, signed the Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act. This bill was sponsored by the U.S. Congress, which overwhelmingly voted for a fresh wave of sanctions against Iran, North Korea and the Russian Federation.
EU amends end-use and end-use location information requirements regarding it’s sanctions regime against Iran.
On 17 May 2017, the Trump Administration renewed its waiver of sanctions by certifying that the Iran Nuclear Deal is working. However, the White House did state that the U.S. will continue its review of the deal.
On 25 April 2017, the Joint Commission (JC) established by the Iran Nuclear Deal, met in Vienna to review the implementation of the Nuclear Deal. Under the Nuclear Deal, the JC is responsible for overseeing the implementation of the JCPOA. The meeting, 5th meeting of the JC discussed amongst other things: cooperation in the field of civil nuclear safety, the modernization program of Arak, and sanctions relief.
On 18 April 2017, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson certified to Congress that Iran is in compliance with the recently concluded Nuclear Deal – Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). However, he also announced that President Trump would start an inter-agency to review on the appropriateness of U.S. Iran sanctions relief.