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.
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
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
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...