Three months after a successful pilot transaction, the US-backed Swiss Humanitarian Trade Arrangement (SHTA) with Iran has not processed a single additional sale.
The ELN and The Iran Project release a joint, high-level transatlantic statement on US sanctions and the need to ease humanitarian trade with Iran in the wake of the global COVID-19 outbreak.
At a time when constructive diplomatic relations between Europe and Iran may prove instrumental in efforts to stave off a regional conflict, the operationalisation of INSTEX remains an imperative.
The ELN’s joint statement with The Iran Project has been quoted in The Los Angeles Times:
The ELN’s joint statement with The Iran Project has been quoted in The Washington Post
The ELN’s joint statement with The Iran Project has been mentioned in Newsweek.
The ELN’s joint group statement with The Iran Project is mentioned in The Nation
The Asia Pacific Leadership Network (APLN) has endorsed the ELN and The Iran Project’s joint statement “Transatlantic Call to Ease Humanitarian Trade with Iran due to the Covid-19 Pandemic”.