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Although the implementation of the Iran nuclear agreement, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), in January lifted some international sanctions on Iran, many non-nuclear sanctions remain in place. As a result, the return of international investment to the country has been slower than expected, raising temperatures in Tehran. Former Treasury Department official Adam Smith sat down in a Q&A with The Cipher Brief to explain why remaining U.S. sanctions continue to pose a risk for non-U.S. entities and how this could be a problem that the private sector must solve itself.

The Cipher Brief: Concerning the JCPOA – how did it change sanctions environment in Iran?

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