All tagged Iran Deal

New US Sanctions Target Operator of Iran's Presidential Aircraft

◢ The US Treasury Office of Foreign Asset Control on Thursday announced a new round of targeted sanctions designations, including sanctions on Dena Airways, the company which operates the Iran’s presidential aircraft used by Hassan Rouhani for official travel. The new sanctions follow the designation of Iran’s central bank governor, Valliollah Seif, and reflect a further targeting of the Rouhani administration.

The Iran Deal is Dead, Long Live the Iran Deal

◢ John Bolton's appointment as Trump's new national security advisor likely spells the end of the JCPOA as we know it. Bolton is a vocal opponent of the deal and seeks military confrontation with Iran. 

◢ But while Trump may finally nix the Iran Deal, he will cannot impede the forces that brought it into existence. In the long run, Iran's geopolitical significance and need for engagement will outlast Trump and keep Iran at the table alongside reasonable actors in the international community.