Nuclear Iran Weekly

Nuclear Iran Weekly
June 23, 2015
Iran has agreed to implement the International Atomic Energy Agency's (IAEA) Additional Protocol as part of a comprehensive nuclear deal, but Iranian negotiators have been reluctant to grant the Agency inspection rights that go beyond the Additional Protocol, such as allowing access to military sites. Is the Additional Protocol sufficient for the...
Nuclear Iran Weekly
June 16, 2015
No new instances of illicit procurement by Iran have been confirmed over the past year, according to a June 2 report by the U.N. Panel of Experts. According to the Panel, this lack of reporting “could reflect a general reduction of procurement activities by the Iranian side or a political decision by some Member States to refrain from reporting...
Nuclear Iran Weekly
May 19, 2015
Last week saw the emergence of another illicit nuclear procurement effort by Iran. On May 13, Reuters reported that Czech authorities had stopped an attempt by Iran in January to purchase $61 million worth of compressors, which can be used in uranium enrichment. Reuters had gained access to a report by a U.N. Panel of Experts.
Nuclear Iran Weekly
May 5, 2015
The British government informed the U.N. Panel of Experts in April of “an active Iranian nuclear procurement network” involving two blacklisted Iranian companies, according to a Reuters report published on April 30. Iran’s continuing efforts to procure uranium enrichment technology raises the question of how illicit procurement will be handled in...
Nuclear Iran Weekly
April 21, 2015
The Justice Department has charged four companies and five individuals for participating in an international network that illegally procured $24 million in controlled goods for the Iranian military and for nuclear end-users.
Nuclear Iran Weekly
April 15, 2015
The Senate Foreign Relations Committee unanimously approved a compromise bill yesterday that would allow Congress to review and vote on any nuclear agreement with Iran.
Nuclear Iran Weekly
April 2, 2015
In a Joint Statement on April 2, negotiators announced that Iran and the P5+1 countries have “taken a decisive step” and “reached solutions on key parameters” of a nuclear agreement.
Nuclear Iran Weekly
March 24, 2015
In an interview with Fox News on Sunday, CIA Director John Brennan hinted that the United States has secret means to prevent Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon.
Nuclear Iran Weekly
March 18, 2015
Last week, negotiators in the ongoing nuclear talks grappled with how quickly to lift United Nations sanctions on Iran if a deal is reached. Reuters reported on March 12 that negotiators were discussing a U.N. Security Council resolution to lift these existing sanctions. The sanctions underpin the economically taxing energy and financial...
Nuclear Iran Weekly
March 10, 2015
In a ceremony on March 8, Iran’s defense minister unveiled what he called a new, indigenously developed cruise missile, the Soumar, and announced the delivery of two medium-range ballistic missile systems to Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps.

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