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Articles and Reports
February 1, 2017
The day is fast approaching when the new American administration, led by President Donald J. Trump, will conduct an unfriendly review of the nuclear pact with Iran reached in 2015. No one knows what this review will produce. If the President decides to "enforce the terms of the […] deal to hold Iran totally accountable," as he promised during his...
Articles and Reports
July 14, 2016
On the first anniversary of the nuclear deal with Iran, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), Iran Watch is publishing a compendium of its year-long analysis of the agreement. Below are links to articles and reports written on various aspects of the implementation of the JCPOA, including: monitoring and verification; sanctions...
Articles and Reports
January 29, 2016
Iran and the P5+1 announced on January 16, 2016 that Iran had met its initial obligations under the terms of the nuclear agreement. “Implementation Day” brought a first round of sanctions relief for Iran, including the removal of some 600 individuals and firms from the European Union, United States, and United Nations blacklists. These removals...
Articles and Reports
November 18, 2015
This report provides an estimate of how soon Iran could have fueled a nuclear weapon before the implementation of the new nuclear agreement reached in 2015. It is phrased in the present tense from the standpoint of a reader looking forward from the autumn of 2015, shortly after the agreement was reached. The data below, which are based on...
Articles and Reports
November 9, 2015
The nuclear agreement with Iran—the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action—took effect on October 18, 2015. On that date, called “Adoption Day,” the United States and European Union published the legal framework for future sanctions relief and Iran began the process of reining in some of its nuclear work. This milestone comes 90 days after the...
Articles and Reports
June 17, 2015
Secretary of State John Kerry appears to have conceded a key issue in the ongoing nuclear talks with Iran: whether Iran will have to account for alleged past activities related to nuclear weapons development.
Articles and Reports
June 16, 2015
As the negotiations over Iran’s nuclear program approach the June 30 deadline for a final deal, a crucial issue remains unresolved: inspections.
Articles and Reports
February 5, 2014
The continuing nuclear talks with Iran have just entered their most challenging phase. During the next six months, the U.S. and its negotiating partners will try, in the words of President Barack Obama, to persuade Iran to agree on a “peaceful nuclear program,” including a “modest enrichment capability,” that leaves it short of the ability to...
Articles and Reports
May 13, 2013
There has been a lot of talk about Iran making a sudden dash for the bomb. The fear is that, with its thousands of gas centrifuges and its tons of enriched uranium, Iran might be able to make a bomb’s worth of nuclear fuel before the U.S. or any other country could intervene to stop it. In a speech in September at the United Nations, Israeli...
Articles and Reports
May 13, 2013
There has been a lot of talk about Iran making a sudden dash for the bomb. With its thousands of gas centrifuges, and its tons of enriched uranium, Iran might be able to make a bomb’s worth of nuclear fuel before any other country, such as the United States, could intervene to stop it—that is the fear. In September, Israel’s Prime Minister...

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