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United States Sanctions on Iran after the Nuclear Deal

By   /  April 12, 2016  /  International Law, National Security Law, Trending Topics  /  No Comments

The Iran Nuclear Arms Deal is a landmark, but this deal has been heavily criticized due to the United States economic penalties toward Iran. The circumstances in Iran has put the United States in a difficult situation as they have had to rely on sanctions to deter Iranian actions, but Iran has complied with the […]

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Mixed Scorecard for Recent Legal Challenges to Iran Sanctions

By   /  November 12, 2013  /  Experts, Featured, International Law, News & Events  /  No Comments

Targeted economic sanctions became a central issue during recent negotiations in Geneva over Iran’s nuclear program.  While future negotiations may alleviate some sanctions, U.S. legislators are proposing to strengthen the current sanctions regime.  Despite their likely continued use, sanctions themselves remain a contested policy tool.  In addition to debates about their efficacy, sanctions can, and […]

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What Happens When We Place Oil Sanctions On Iran?

By   /  January 23, 2013  /  Economy / Trade, International Security, National Security Law, News & Events  /  No Comments

On Friday, March 30, 2012, President Obama announced tighter oil sanctions on Iran despite the rising gas prices in the US. These sanctions are the toughest yet since the sanctions began late last year and are meant to economically impact Iran so that it is forced to give up its nuclear program which countries around […]

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U.S.-Iran Sanctions

By   /  December 23, 2012  /  Trending Topics  /  No Comments

On December 7th, 2012, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton extended exemptions from

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Iranian Regime Plot to Kill Saudi Ambassador in US Thwarted

By   /  October 11, 2011  /  Unsorted  /  Comments Off on Iranian Regime Plot to Kill Saudi Ambassador in US Thwarted

Attorney General Eric Holder announced today that the U.S. foiled a plot by factions supported by the Iranian regime to kill the Saudi Ambassador to the United States among others on U.S. soil. The FBI was responsible for disrupting the plot which included the Iranians working with the Mexican drug cartel, Zetas. One of the defendants, Manssor Arbabsiar, […]

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