Easing EU Sanctions on Iran

June 1, 2014

Weapon Program: 

  • Nuclear
  • Missile


Cornelius Adebahr


Atlantic Council

Progress in the international negotiations with Iran on the country's nuclear program has increased the urgency to think through scenarios deemed highly unlikely only a year ago: How can the international community sensibly lift the sanctions it has imposed on Iran? This question is particularly pertinent for both the United States and the European Union (EU), which have established their own set of sanctions that go beyond the measures agreed to by the United Nations. Those "autonomous" measures target not only the Iranian nuclear program but also Iran's broader economy.

This paper looks at sanctions imposed by the EU directed at Iran's nuclear activities and presents a scenario for how sanctions relief could play out should a comprehensive agreement be reached.


See full text at the Atlantic Council: Easing EU Sanctions on Iran