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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...
Articles and Reports
July 25, 2019
Tension between Iran and the West has increased over the past year since the United States withdrew from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) and launched a "maximum pressure" campaign aimed at compelling Iran to negotiate a more comprehensive agreement. This tension has thrown the future of the JCPOA into doubt. Key developments since...

Iranian Entities

Missile, Military
"Assessed to provide geospatial data" for Iran's ballistic missile program, according to the European Union; reportedly uses aerial photography, satellite imagery, and geographic information systems to prepare maps for the Iranian Armed Forces.
Missile
Part of Defense Industries Organization (DIO); has participated in the production of components for Iran's ballistic missile program; reportedly involved in the development of the Ababil drone in coordination with Iran Aircraft Manufacturing Industries (IAMI).

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.