It is doubtful that the International Emergency Economic Powers Act can be utilized to override conflicting provisions of a comprehensive and specific federal statute such as the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act, particularly where such action is not demonstrably necessary to dealing with the underlying national emergency.
Suspension of the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act in Litigation Involving Iranian Assets
Date of Issuance:
Tuesday, July 22, 1980
Updated July 9, 2014