April 1, 2014
In response to Iraq's use of chemical weapons during the Iran-Iraq War, Iran developed a modest CW capability and often warned that it would retaliate in kind. Whether it did so remains unclear. The history of Iran's chemical weapons program, however, offers a number of important insights into how the regime thinks about the development and use...
Compliance With the Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production, Stockpiling and Use of Chemical Weapons and on Their Destruction Condition 10(C) Report (Excerpts) (2014)
April 1, 2014
This Report is submitted consistent with Condition (10)(C) of the Resolution of Advice and Consent to Ratification of the Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production, Stockpiling and Use of Chemical Weapons and on their Destruction (CWC). The Convention was ratified by the United States on April 25, 1997, and entered into force (...
February 4, 2014
The United States has led the international community in imposing economic sanctions on Iran, in an effort to change the government of that country's support of acts of international terrorism, poor human rights record, weapons and missile development and acquisition, role in regional instability, and development of a nuclear program.
October 1, 2013
A report by the Iran Project published in late 2012 warned that "a U.S. and/or Israeli preventive military action against Iran could ... perhaps contribut[e] to increased sectarian conflict and regional war." In March 2012, pundit Fareed Zakaria warned that an Israeli or American strike against Iran could be "a path to another Middle East war."...
August 28, 2013
President Hassan Rouhani said on Wednesday that any adventurism in the region would entail irreparable consequences.
Opening Statement by Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Before the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, Subcommittee on the Middle East and North Africa, on the Iran-Syria Nexus and Its Implications for the Region
July 31, 2013
According to assessments by the U.S. intelligence community, it judged with high confidence that chemical weapons were used by Assad on numerous occasions against the opposition, further amplifying the threat to the region and our national security interests. Tehran has provided Assad billions of dollars in direct funds, and recently extended an...
July 10, 2013
Many countries view ballistic and cruise missile systems as cost-effective weapons and symbols of national power. In addition, they present an asymmetric threat to US airpower. Many ballistic and cruise missiles are armed with weapons of mass destruction.
March 11, 2013
Congress has long been concerned about whether U.S. policy advances the national interest in reducing the role of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) in the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and missiles that could deliver them. Recipients of China’s technology reportedly include Pakistan and countries said by the State...
Condition (10)(C) Report: Compliance With the Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production, Stockpiling and Use of Chemical Weapons and on Their Destruction (Excerpts) (2013)
March 1, 2013
CONDITION (10) (C) ANNUAL REPORT ON COMPLIANCE WITH THE CHEMICAL WEAPONS CONVENTION This Report is submitted consistent with Condition (10)(C) of the Resolution of Advice and Consent to Ratification of the Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production, Stockpiling and Use of Chemical Weapons and on their Destruction (CWC). The...
Bureau of International Security and Nonproliferation; Imposition of Nonproliferation Measures Against Foreign Persons, Including a Ban on U.S. Government Procurement
February 11, 2013
SUMMARY: A determination has been made that a number of foreign persons have engaged in activities that warrant the imposition of measures pursuant to Section 3 of the Iran, North Korea, and Syria Nonproliferation Act. The Act provides for penalties on entities and individuals for the transfer to or acquisition from Iran since January 1, 1999; the...