While much of the recent news cycle focused on the scandal of Flynn lying about his talks with the Russian ambassador, we should not lose sight of why the substance of those calls was so concerning.
Mr. Cutler is the Senior Analyst at Horizon Client Access. Formerly he was the Policy Adviser at Ferrari & Associates P.C. where he counseled clients on the intersection between U.S. foreign policy and U.S. sanctions law. He is also the Editor in Chief of Sanction Law, a blog and online resource dedicated to U.S. economic sanctions.
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While President Trump’s statements on Russia have led to heightened concern, the new OFAC general license is not in any way a nefarious stealth relaxation of sanctions targeting Russia.
With or without the legislation's renewal, the executive branch will have ample authority to impose "snap back" sanctions if Iran violates its commitments.