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Weapon Program Background Report
May 26, 2022
Since February 2021, Iran has enriched uranium above 60 percent purity, expanded its overall stockpile of enriched uranium, and failed to answer questions from the International Atomic Energy Agency about undeclared nuclear sites despite agreeing to do so.
International Enforcement Actions
April 28, 2022
From 2017 to 2018, an Iranian procurement network attempted to export sensitive counter-drone technology from the United States to Iran. Iranian national Jalal Rohollahnejad directed the scheme from Iran while working for Rayan Roshd Afzar (Rayan Roshd), an aerospace firm linked to the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC). He recruited Saber...
Articles and Reports
March 31, 2022
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...
Weapon Program Background Report
March 30, 2022
Iran possesses thousands of gas centrifuges that are the mainstay of its nuclear program. Gas centrifuges spin uranium hexafluoride gas (UF6) to separate uranium isotopes suitable for nuclear fuel, a process known as uranium enrichment.[1] The number and capacity of these machines determine Iran’s "breakout" time: how long it would take Iran—i

Iranian Entities

Missile
An Iran-based company specializing in medical equipment and pharmaceutical products; according to the U.S. Department of the Treasury, used by Mohammad Ali Hosseini to procure ballistic missile propellant and related materials in support of Iran's missile program.
Missile
An Iran-based company specializing in medicinal plants and the supply of raw materials for cosmetics, food, and pharmaceuticals; used by Mohammad Ali Hosseini to procure ballistic missile propellant and related materials in support of Iran's missile program, according to the U.S. Department of the Treasury.

Suppliers

Missile
A China-based manufacturer and exporter of metal powder and cemented carbide; determined by the U.S. Department of State to warrant the imposition of sanctions for supporting proliferation-related transfers to or acquisitions by Iran, Syria, or North Korea; has transferred sensitive technology and items to Iran's missile program, according to the...
Missile
A China-based exporter of chemicals and related equipment; determined by the U.S. Department of State to warrant the imposition of sanctions for supporting proliferation-related transfers to or acquisitions by Iran, Syria, or North Korea; has transferred sensitive technology and items to Iran's missile program, according to the U.S. Department of...

Unconventional Weapon Programs

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