Akrivis Law Group, PLLC Managing Partner Farhad Alavi was interviewed by Al Jazeera Arabic on June 2 regarding US sanctions on Syria. Specifically, the issue surrounded a speech via Skype by Buthaina Shaaban, Media Advisor to Syrian President Bashar Assad to a U.S. group yesterday at the National Press Club in Washington, and whether inviting such an individual constituted a violation of US sanctions laws. Notably Ms. Shaaban is on the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Specially Designated Nationals (SDN) list.
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