MEDIA CONTACT: Alia Diamond, FMC Communications Associate –

ADVISORY: FMC, Major Garrett Host Eizenstat and Boustany Discussion on JCPOA Withdrawal

Discussion will center on what new sanctions regime could mean for U.S., international companies

(May 17, 2018) – One of the most well-versed experts in international sanctions policy will discuss President Trump’s decision to remove the United States from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) at an FMC policy breakfast on Tuesday, May 22.

FMC, the Association of Former Members of Congress, will host the discussion with former United States Ambassador to the EU Stuart Eizenstat , who will join former U.S. Rep. Charles Boustany (R-La.). The event will be moderated by Major Garrett, CBS News Chief White House Correspondent.

The discussion will take place at a breakfast at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, May 22nd at the Cosmos Club, located at 2121 Massachusetts Avenue, NW in Washington.

As the United States, international community and multinational companies continue to assess the meaning of the Trump Administration’s decision, Eizenstat and Boustany will discuss leaving the JCPOA, the implications of a new sanctions regime, and how both sanctions and a JCPOA without the United States will impact our allies in Europe and the rest of the P5+1.

As Ambassador to the EU, Eizenstat negotiated agreements regarding the Iran-Libya Sanctions Act. He is one of the foremost experts on Iran, implementing sanctions and the JCPOA. He served as chief domestic policy adviser to President Jimmy Carter and Undersecretary of Commerce for International Trade under President Clinton. Former Rep. Boustany is a trade expert and a former member of the House Working Group on Iran. He represented Louisiana from 2005-2017.

Media are invited to cover the breakfast. All remarks by the two panelists are considered on-the-record and attributable to Messrs. Eizenstat and Boustany. Questions asked by attendees should be regarded as off-the-record, though use of the responses by the panelists will remain acceptable. Interviews will be available for arrangement following the event.

Please RSVP at your earliest convenience to Alia Diamond, FMC Communications Associate at, or call 202-750-2805 with any questions.