Fact Sheet on the JCPOA Timeline from Implementation to Present

March 25, 2021

Weapon Program: 

  • Nuclear
  • Missile

January 16, 2016, Implementation Day:

  • The IAEA certifies that Iran is fully implementing the JCPOA. Key steps on the part of Iran include restrictions on its nuclear program and increased monitoring.
  • The IAEA's report on Implementation Day should have triggered effective sanctions lifting on the part of the U.S. and the EU/E3. It did not.

January 17, 2016: The U.S. Treasury Department imposes new sanctions on 11 individuals and entities involved with Iran's ballistic missile programs. This defensive program is not prohibited by the JCPOA, UN Security Council Resolution 2231 nor even its Annex B, which “calls upon” Iran not to develop missiles “designed to be capable” of delivering nuclear weapons. Iranian missiles are not designed for weapons that Iran will never develop.

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