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Policy Briefs
August 29, 2019
U.N. Security Council resolution 2231 established a procurement channel for nuclear-related transfers to Iran. Despite its withdrawal from the JCPOA, the U.S. continues to highlight Iranian violations and to influence nuclear-related trade with Iran, complicating international efforts to manage procurement.
Policy Briefs
August 20, 2019
On May 8, 2018, President Donald J. Trump announced the U.S. withdrawal from the nuclear agreement. Effective immediately, U.S. nuclear sanctions on Iran were reinstated and the President warned that "any nation that helps Iran in its quest for nuclear weapons could also be strongly sanctioned by the United States."
International Enforcement Actions
August 19, 2019
On June 6, 2017, Iranian citizen Alireza Jalali was arrested at New York’s John F. Kennedy airport upon his arrival from Malaysia. Ten days later, Australian authorities made a related arrest of another Iranian citizen, Negar Ghodskani, based on a U.S. extradition request.
Weapon Program Background Report
August 15, 2019
A chronology of milestones in Iran's missile program since 1985, including Iran's development of liquid- and solid-fueled ballistic missiles and space launch vehicles, and the imports that have helped improve these systems. The chronology also tracks efforts by the United States and other countries to punish entities that support Iran's missile...

Iranian Entities

Nuclear, Missile, Chemical, Biological, Military
A subsidiary of Iran's Ministry of Defense Armed Forces Logistics (MODAFL) representing a conglomerate of over 300 companies; reportedly responsible for managing Iran’s military industries. Has materially contributed to the development of Iran's nuclear and missile programs, according to the U.S. Department of State; some subordinates have been "...
Missile, Chemical, Biological, Military
Part of Chemical Industries and Development of Material Group (CIDMG), which is a branch of Iran's Defense Industries Organization (DIO); produces ammunition, explosives, and solid propellants for rockets and missiles. According to the U.S Department of the Treasury, acts on behalf of DIO by importing and exporting chemical goods; according to...

Suppliers

Military
According to the U.S. Commerce Department, attempted to procure U.S.-origin commodities that would provide material support to Iran's weapons of mass destruction and military programs.
Military
According to the U.S. Commerce Department, attempted to procure U.S.-origin commodities that would provide material support to Iran's weapons of mass destruction and military programs.

Unconventional Weapon Programs

Visit program-specific pages for information about Iran's nuclear and chemical weapon-related efforts and Iran's missile program.