Articles and Reports

Articles and Reports
August 14, 2017
UNSCR 2231 implements the 2015 nuclear agreement with Iran and imposes missile- and arms-related restrictions. Little-noticed biannual reporting by the UN Secretary General alleges that Iran is repeatedly violating these non-nuclear provisions. More must be done to investigate allegations of noncompliance and to punish violations of the resolution.
Articles and Reports
July 14, 2017
This narrative describes Iran’s commitments under the nuclear agreement and the commitments made by the United States and its negotiating partners in return.
Articles and Reports
July 14, 2017
The nuclear agreement with Iran—the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action—turns two today. On July 14, 2015, following months of negotiation, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry stood alongside foreign ministers from the six other parties to the agreement, including Iran, and claimed success.
Articles and Reports
April 4, 2017
ZTE, China’s largest publicly traded telecommunications manufacturer and the fourth largest in the world, engaged in a scheme to ship more than 20 million U.S.-origin items to Iran. The company used multiple avenues to evade U.S. sanctions and export control regulations, including establishing shell companies, falsifying customs documents, and...
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
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.

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