Panama Elected to Head U.N. Shipping Agency, Despite Concern Over Sanctions Evasion

The Foreign Desk

…“Panama’s association with enabling sanctions evasions through the use of its flagged tankers for transporting sanctioned Iranian oil warrants a careful re-evaluation of our maritime choices,” Claire Jungman, chief of staff at advocacy group United Against Nuclear Iran said. “The rise in sanctions evasions and the crucial demand for more rigorous safety checks cast doubt on the suitability of Panama’s victory. However, it’s essential to acknowledge that none of the other options in the final round of voting offered a seamless solution either,” Jungman told The Foreign Desk.