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Weapon Program Background Report
April 30, 2021
Iran’s missile arsenal is the largest in the Middle East. Despite concerns voiced by the international community, Tehran has persisted in developing a wide array of ballistic and cruise missiles capable of carrying a nuclear warhead.
Articles and Reports
April 19, 2021
With its known capacity, Iran cannot make a sudden dash to produce the fuel for a small nuclear arsenal of five implosion-type warheads – the goal Iran set for itself when it began to work on nuclear weapons decades ago. Instead, the main nuclear weapon risk in Iran is secret sites, which Iran has relied on to carry out illicit work in the past.
Weapon Program Background Report
March 31, 2021
Iran operates a number of nuclear facilities. This infrastructure includes locations where Iran mines natural uranium, plants that process uranium ore into a concentrate, and plants that convert it into uranium hexafluoride (UF6) gas. This table lists Iran’s known and alleged nuclear sites and their purpose, location, and operating status.
Interviews and Podcasts
March 30, 2021
In the third episode of the Iran Watch Listen podcast, we speak with Laura Rockwood, a former senior official at the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), about the authorities that the IAEA uses to conduct nuclear inspections in Iran, as well as Iran's recent decision to reduce the Agency's level of access.

Iranian Entities

Nuclear, Missile, Chemical, Biological, Military
Added on November 8, 2012 to the Specially Designated Nationals (SDN) list maintained by the U.S. Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), freezing its assets under U.S. jurisdiction and prohibiting transactions with U.S. parties, pursuant to Executive Order 13382, which targets proliferators of weapons of mass...
Nuclear
A front company controlled by Iran's Organization of Defensive Innovation and Research (SPND), which has been associated with "possible military dimensions of the Iranian nuclear program," according to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).

Suppliers

Nuclear
Involved in a conspiracy to illegally export U.S. and Canadian-origin computer numerical control (CNC) machines with nuclear applications to Iran.
Missile
Turkey-based company; supports Iran's missile program, according to the U.S. Department of State; involved in the production and trade of carbon; reportedly involved in the healthcare industry.

Unconventional Weapon Programs

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