In the inaugural episode of Iran Watch’s podcast, we discuss deceptive shipping practices used by Iran to evade U.S. sanctions, and U.S. efforts to counter these practices, with two experts from the U.S. State Department.
International Enforcement Actions
A pair of exporters employed front organizations, falsified documents, and shipped goods through third parties to support the petroleum industry in Iran in violation of U.S. economic sanctions.
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."
Weapon Program Background Report
Iran's arsenal of guided missiles is the largest and most diverse in the Middle East. The essay provides an overview of Iran's current capabilities, identifies key entities supporting the effort, explains where Iran has found foreign help, and reviews efforts to hinder Tehran’s progress.