Sanctions are what convinced Iran to begin negotiations with the United States. However, the mechanics behind lifting sanctions and the differences among international, U.S. and European Union sanctions are complicated. All beg the question of how effective the Iran deal really is. This program will explore the role of sanctions in the Iran Deal. Our panelists will examine the structure of the sanctions regime, debate its various implications, and explore what we can do about it. Among the questions to be addressed are: What sanctions are currently in place on Iran? What is the difference between multi-lateral oil sanctions and unilateral sanctions imposed by the United States on Iran? Is it really possible for the sanctions to be “snapped back” if Iran violates the agreement? Would the sanctions regime really disband if there was no agreement?
Join us as our panel discusses Iran’s new sanctions regime and what it means for the future.
More About the Speakers
Vice President, American Foreign Policy Council
Emanuele Ottolenghi, Ph.D.
Senior Fellow, Foundation for Defense of Democracies
Senior Research Fellow, Asian Studies Center, The Heritage Foundation
Steven Bucci, Ph.D.
Director, Douglas and Sarah Allison Center for Foreign and National
James Jay Carafano, Ph.D.
Vice President for the Kathryn and Shelby Cullom Davis Institute for National Security and Foreign Policy, and the E. W. Richardson Fellow