Blog Post - Iran Matters

4 Myths about the Iran Sanctions

| July 11, 2015

Graham Allison, Director of the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, and Gary Samore, Director of Research at the Belfer Center, identify inThe National Interest four myths about the sanctions structure on Iran due to its nuclear program. Specifically, they argue that not all sanctions on Iran will be removed after a nuclear deal, that the sanctions are not clearly delineated between "nuclear" and "non-nuclear" related sanctions, that some sanctions on Iran such as a conventional arms embargo and targeting the Iranian ballistic missile program are not closely linked to the nuclear program but are addressing areas of continuing concern for the United States, and that in a final agreement many sanctions may be lifted, but will not be permanently removed, as they are codified in Congressional legislation.

For more information on this publication: Belfer Communications Office
For Academic Citation: Allison, Graham and Gary Samore.4 Myths about the Iran Sanctions.” Iran Matters, July 11, 2015, https://www.belfercenter.org/publication/4-myths-about-iran-sanctions.

The Authors

Graham Allison headshot

Gary Samore