‘US States’ Sanctions On Iran Unlikely To Sink The Nuclear Deal’ – 15 April 2015

RT logoIf individual American states keep their own sanction against Iran it will certainly make things more complicated but is unlikely to become the determining fact in the fate of the nuclear deal with Tehran, Jim Jatras, a former US diplomat, told RT.

RT: We’re hearing that individual American states may keep their own sanctions against Iran. How likely is that to derail the deal?

Jim Jatras: I don’t think it’s enough to sink the deal but it certainly points at another level of complication given the federal structure of the US and the fact that we don’t have a parliamentary system; and that Mr. Obama can agree to all sorts of things, but that doesn’t mean he is able to sell it to the Congress where there are senators and congressmen of both parties who want to be in the position to approve the deal including on lifting of sanctions. And as you pointed out, individual states will make some difference, but I don’t think will be the determining factor.

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