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Why sanctions on Iran aren’t working

Why sanctions on Iran aren’t working

Trita Parsi is the President of the National Iranian American Council.
Reza Marashi is the Research Director at the National Iranian American Council.
Daniel Levy is the Director of the Middle East and North Africa Programme at ECFR.

Despite sanctions described as “the toughest, most crippling sanctions ever” by US President Obama, the stand-off between the West and Iran over its nuclear policy trajectory remains. Is this failure due to the sanctions not being tough enough, or not having been applied for long enough to have the desired effect? Neither- according to a new report by the National Iranian American Council (NIAC). The lead authors of that report, NIAC President Trita Parsi and Research Director Reza Marashi, will present their findings at ECFR together with an analysis of the dynamics at play in the negotiations between Iran and the P5+1 and the political context in which those talks are taking place – in Washington, Tehran and Europe.