On January 13, 2016, the United States Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the landmark case, Bank Markazi v. Peterson. The case will decide whether American victims of Iranian terrorism are able to seize assets belonging to the Central Bank of Iran in order to collect on judgments won against the state. At stake: the U.S. government’s ability to use the economic sanctions to combat the full range of Iranian illicit activities. The Foundation for Defense of Democracies (FDD), a non-partisan, Washington, DC-based think tank, filed an amicus curiae brief analyzing the legal and constitutional principles of the case and explaining the broader foreign policy context. In an introduction to the brief, FDD Executive Director and noted Iran sanctions expert Mark Dubowitz explains that Iran is trying to use the American legal system to undercut the sanctions architecture developed over decades by the U.S. Congress and successive Republican and Democratic administrations. The legal brief and its introduction provide compelling arguments that Iran must be held responsible for its support for global terrorism and that economic tools play a critical role in the America’s efforts to combat Iran’s violent and destabilizing activities around the world.
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This 34-page book is a pretty quick read and is FULL of information regarding the Supreme Court case, Bank of Markazi v. Peterson. To put it in oversimplified terms, this case involves the United States right to seeks damages for the victims of terror sponsored by Iran by seeking monetary damages. The law effects not only nuclear weapons but so much more. This book and what you read will both shock and surprise you.
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Very well written and think it makes a great point. All of the information from the book is very important. This legal brief sponsored by the Foundation for Defense of Democracies (FDD), introduced by Iran sanctions expert Mark Dubowitz, outlines the implications of a very recent landmark case; Bank Markazi v. Peterson.