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Articles and Reports
November 29, 2022
Both Iran’s armed forces and Yemen’s Houthi rebels staged major military parades in late September. The two parades offered indications that Iran may be increasingly willing to supply the Houthis with its most advanced missiles, and to run greater risks in doing so.
Interviews and Podcasts
October 12, 2022
In this episode of Iran Watch Listen, we sat down with Dan Gettinger and Adam Rawnsley to discuss the current state of Iran’s UAV capabilities, its growing ambitions to become a drone exporter, and whether tighter sanctions and export controls could hinder its progress.
Weapon Program Background Report
September 16, 2022
Iran operates dozens of facilities across the nuclear fuel cycle. This table lists Iran’s known and alleged nuclear sites and their purpose, location, and operating status.
International Enforcement Actions
August 26, 2022
In early 2022, a British Royal Navy ship intercepted small boats carrying weaponry in international waters south of Iran. The evidence strongly suggests that the weapons came from Iran, but a deeper investigation also points to companies based in several other countries that enabled Iran to acquire the components in the first place.

Iranian Entities

Military
An Iran-based company involved in the manufacture of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs); according to the U.S. Department of the Treasury, has worked on components for Shahed-series UAVs for the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC).
Military
An Iran-based company that produces light and ultra-light aircraft; according to the U.S. Department of the Treasury, has produced and tested unmanned aerial vehicles for the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC); is closely associated with Imam Hussein University (IHU), an IRGC-controlled institution.

Suppliers

A Russia-based wholesale trading company; has assisted Rostam Qasemi in laundering funds on behalf of the Quds Force of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC).
An Iran-based joint venture between Chinese and Iranian energy companies; has assisted the Quds Force of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) with smuggling oil.

Unconventional Weapon Programs

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