Easing US and EU Sanctions on Iran

Kenneth Katzman
Content Type
Policy Brief
Atlantic Council
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.
Economics, Energy Policy, Nuclear Weapons, Sanctions, Nuclear Power
Political Geography
Europe, Iran, Middle East, North America