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November 22, 2021
As a result of illicit imports and domestic development since the late 1980s, Iran now possesses thousands of gas centrifuges, which are the mainstay of its nuclear program. These rapidly spinning machines enable Iran to enrich uranium to a level suitable for nuclear reactor fuel, or to a higher level suitable for nuclear weapons. The number and...
Articles and Reports
November 22, 2021
This article was first published in The Iran Primer. It is based on an Iran Watch report, Beyond the IR-1: Iran’s Advanced Centrifuges and their Lasting Implications.
International Enforcement Actions
October 28, 2021
As Iran ramps up uranium enrichment, authorities in multiple countries have uncovered efforts by Iranian agents to procure mass spectrometers from abroad. These dual-use machines, which can precisely measure the purity and molecular structure of radioactive material, are essential for uranium enrichment. They also have a range of non-nuclear uses.
Articles and Reports
October 4, 2021
Iran has installed several cascades of more powerful centrifuge models in production lines, where they have steadily increased both the size and enrichment level of Iran's uranium stockpile. This progress increases the risk of secret sites – permitting them to be smaller and easier to hide. Iran has used such sites to carry out illicit activity in...

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An Iranian commercial airline; has provided assistance to the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps-Qods Force (IRGC-QF) by transporting operatives, weapons, equipment, and funds to international locations in furtherance of Iranian state-sponsored terror operations, according
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An official in the Aerospace Industries Organization (AIO); has served as director of Shahid Haj Ali Movahed Research Center (a.k.a.

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A North Korean missile specialist with expertise in liquid-fueled ballistic missile systems, according to a U.N. Panel of Experts report.
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A North Korean missile specialist with expertise in liquid-fueled ballistic missile systems, according to a U.N. Panel of Experts report.

Unconventional Weapon Programs

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