Iran: Authority to Lift Sanctions, and More from CRS

The diverse economic sanctions imposed on Iran by U.S. law or executive order, and the feasibility of lifting those sanctions, are tabulated and presented in a new report from the Congressional Research Service.

“The sudden possibility that the United States may ease financial sector sanctions, and perhaps commit to an eventual dismantling of the entire panoply of economic restrictions on Iran affecting aid, trade, shipping, banking, insurance, underwriting, and support in the international financial institutions, arrives at a time when Congress has been considering additional sanctions on Iran.”

“This report identifies the legislative bases for sanctions imposed on Iran, and the nature of the authority to waive or lift those restrictions.”

A copy was obtained by Secrecy News.  See Iran: U.S. Economic Sanctions and the Authority to Lift Restrictions, February 4, 2014.

Other new or newly updated CRS reports on Middle East-related topics include the following.

Iran Sanctions, January 31, 2014

Yemen: Background and U.S. Relations, February 6, 2014

Iraq: Politics, Governance, and Human Rights, February 5, 2014

The Palestinians: Background and U.S. Relations, January 31, 2014

Kuwait: Security, Reform, and U.S. Policy, January 30, 2014

Qatar: Background and U.S. Relations, January 30, 2014

Jordan: Background and U.S. Relations, January 27, 2014

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