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Media coverage | 8 June 2018

ELN Policy Fellow Axel Hellman quoted in the Washington Report On Middle East Affairs

The blocking regulation could also incentivize smaller European companies without U.S. exposure to remain in the Iranian market. “What this measure could do is…encourage investment by smaller companies and smaller banks to keep some economic activity going with Iran,” Axel Hellman, a policy fellow at the European Leadership Network, said at the Atlantic Council event. “I think the hope among policy makers in Europe is that this will be enough to tell Iran ‘look you’re better off staying with the deal with us than you were under the sanctions regime.’”