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Policy Briefs
October 2, 2018
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."
Speeches and Testimony
July 27, 2018
On July 27, the Foundation for Defense of Democracies hosted a conversation on the issue of compliance with regard to Syria and Iran, featuring remarks by Dr. Yleem D.S. Poblete, Assistant Secretary of State for Arms Control, Verification and Compliance. A panel discussion followed with experts Orde Kittrie, Valerie Lincy, and Andrew J. Tabler.
Policy Briefs
July 12, 2018
On June 21, 2018, the United Nations released the fifth report by the Secretary General on the implementation of U.N. Security Council resolution 2231. The report notes for the first time that Iran may be receiving nuclear technology outside of the licit "procurement channel" established by the JCPOA and overseen by the Security Council.
International Enforcement Actions
July 11, 2018
On June 20, 2018, a federal indictment was unsealed against Saaed Valadbaigi, an Iranian businessman accused of sending U.S.-origin export controlled materials to Iran, including a high-strength aluminum alloy that can be used to make centrifuge components and materials with missile and aerospace applications.

Iranian Entities

An Iranian manufacturing company involved in the production of components for Iran's IR-1 centrifuges, and in procurement for Iran's centrifuge program; controlled by the Ammunition and Metallurgy Industries Group (AMIG) and subordinate to the Defense Industries Organization (DIO). Designated by the U.N. Security Council on March 3, 2008, pursuant...
An Iranian government industrial complex; reportedly manufacturers and exports military goods, including parts for military vehicles. Listed as an entity of concern for proliferation in an early warning document distributed by the German government to industry in 2005.


According to the U.S. Department of the Treasury, acted for or on behalf of, directly or indirectly, U.S.-sanctioned Wuhan Sanjiang Import and Export Co.
Missile, Military
A telecommunications company charged with sending dual-use technology from the United States to Iran; indicted on December 8, 2015, along with Alireza Jalali and Negar Ghodskani, on charges of conspiracy, smuggling, and money laundering.

Unconventional Weapon Programs

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