Quantcast

Jewish Journal

Stuart Levey stepping down as top Iran sanctions official

JTA

January 24, 2011 | 12:09 pm

Stuart Levey

Stuart Levey

Stuart Levey, the Obama administration’s top Iran sanctions enforcement official, is leaving.

Stuart Levey, who has been a Treasury undersecretary since 2005, will leave in about a month, The Wall Street Journal reported Monday.

Levey, who is Jewish, devised a strategy of persuading not just governments but businesses to sanction the Islamic Republic for its defiance of international pressure to make its nuclear program more transparent.

He is a Republican, and President Obama’s decision to keep him on the job was seen as a sign that this administration was as committed to pressuring Iran as its GOP predecessors.

Levey did not say why he was departing, although the job and its travel requirements are known to be grueling.

The Obama administration is set to nominate David Cohen, Levey’s deputy and a longtime confidante, as his replacement, the Journal reported.

{--Tracker Pixel for Entry--}

COMMENTS

We welcome your feedback.

Privacy Policy
Your information will not be shared or sold without your consent. Get all the details.

Terms of Service
JewishJournal.com has rules for its commenting community.Get all the details.

Publication
JewishJournal.com reserves the right to use your comment in our weekly print publication.

ADVERTISEMENT
PUT YOUR AD HERE