A conversation between Iran observers and experts in Iran, Israel, US and the UK will take place online, the night before the upcoming Iran presidential elections.
Panel title: On the Eve of the 2021 Iranian Elections: What Can We Expect?
Professor Sadegh Zibakalam from Tehran
Meir Javedanfar from Tel Aviv
Alex Vatanka from Washington DC and
Professor Roxanne Farmanfarmaian from Cambridge
Thursday 17 June 2021
18:30 to 20:00 (UK time)
20:30 – 22:00 (Israel Time)
13:30-15:00 (Eastern Standard Time)
You can register to attend the event online below:
This event is hosted by
The International Team for the Study of Security Verona
Department of War Studies, King’s College
According to the AP: today, the Trump administration imposed new sanctions as a result of which virtually all of Iran’s financial sector has been blacklisted.
In my opinion, these new sanctions are:
1. a last ditch effort by Trump to force #Iran to negotiate before US elections. Trump wants to tell voters his Iran pressure policy worked.
2- Iran banks are already blacklisted by the FATF (Financial Action Task Force). This is because Iran failed to ratify anti-money laundering conventions. Therefore, I am not sure how much more damage Trump’s new banking sanctions can cause.