Easing US and EU Sanctions on Iran

Author
Kenneth Katzman
Content Type
Policy Brief
Institution
Atlantic Council
Abstract
Since the seizure of US hostages in Iran following the 1979 revolution, the US government has imposed a succession of economic penalties against the Islamic Republic. The complexity and severity of these sanctions intensified following Iran's resumption of a uranium enrichment program in 2006. However, there are a variety of ways to provide extensive sanctions relief should there be a deal placing long-term restrictions on Iran's nuclear activities.
Topic
Economics, Energy Policy, Nuclear Weapons, Sanctions, Nuclear Power
Political Geography
Europe, Iran, Middle East, North America