ETH Zurich Evening Talk: “The Iranian Nuclear Program and Transatlantic Relations”

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After years of intensive negotiations, the US, the UK, Russia, France, China, Germany and the EU established an agreement with Iran on  restrictions on Tehran’s nuclear program. In May 2018, President Trump withdrew from the so-called Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) and established harsh economic sanctions against Iran, which also affected European companies doing business in the country. In spite of the unilateral action taken by the US, the remaining partners to the agreement, first and foremost the European Union, continued to back the JCPOA. In August 2018, the EU issued a so-called "Blocking Statue" to protect the companies affected by US sanctions.

At the ETH Evening Talk, Michael Singh, Lane-Swing Senior Fellow and Managing Director of The Washington Institute and former Director for Middle Eastern Affairs on the National Security Council at the White House (2005-2008), and Dr. Oliver Thränert, Head of the CSS Think Tank, will analyse current developments regarding Iran's nuclear program against the background of transatlantic relations and answer questions. Dr. Lisa Watanabe, Senior Researcher at CSS, will moderate the event, which will be held in English.

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