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International Enforcement Actions
October 7, 2019
On June 6, 2017, Iranian citizen Alireza Jalali was arrested at New York’s John F. Kennedy airport upon his arrival from Malaysia. Ten days later, Australian authorities made a related arrest of another Iranian citizen, Negar Ghodskani, based on a U.S. extradition request.
Newsletters
September 26, 2019
This month’s newsletter features a report on Iran's missile development and arms exports in the context of soon-to-be-expiring restrictions established by U.N. Security Council resolution 2231, which endorsed the Iran nuclear deal. The newsletter also includes a detailed timeline of Iran's missile development from 1985 to the present day.
Articles and Reports
September 25, 2019
The attacks earlier this month on critical oil facilities in Saudi Arabia have sharpened the focus on the ways in which Iran is using its missile capabilities to destabilize the Middle East, including through activities that violate U.N. Security Council resolutions.
Weapon Program Background Report
September 24, 2019
A chronology of milestones in Iran's missile program since 1985, including Iran's development of liquid- and solid-fueled ballistic missiles and space launch vehicles, and the imports that have helped improve these systems. The chronology also tracks efforts by the United States and other countries to punish entities that support Iran's missile...
Newsletters
August 30, 2019
This month’s newsletter includes analysis of how the nuclear procurement channel established by the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) has fared in the wake of the U.S. withdrawal from the agreement and an update on companies re-evaluating trade with Iran in light of the re-imposition of sweeping U.S. sanctions.
Policy Briefs
August 29, 2019
U.N. Security Council resolution 2231 established a procurement channel for nuclear-related transfers to Iran. Despite its withdrawal from the JCPOA, the U.S. continues to highlight Iranian violations and to influence nuclear-related trade with Iran, complicating international efforts to manage procurement.
Policy Briefs
August 20, 2019
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."
International Enforcement Actions
July 25, 2019
The U.S. Department of Justice unsealed an indictment last week charging Iranian nationals Ali Reza Shokri, Behzad Pourghannad, and Farzin Faridmanesh with orchestrating the shipment of carbon fiber from the United States to Iran. However, the three Iranians represent just half of a continent-spanning scheme first revealed seven years ago, when a...
Newsletters
July 25, 2019
This month's newsletter includes analysis of a recently revealed U.S. export enforcement case against three Iranians who sought to procure U.S.-origin carbon fiber, a material with missile and nuclear applications, between 2008 and 2013, and a review of key developments since the U.S. withdrawal from the nuclear agreement in May 2018.
Articles and Reports
July 25, 2019
Tension between Iran and the West has increased over the past year since the United States withdrew from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) and launched a "maximum pressure" campaign aimed at compelling Iran to negotiate a more comprehensive agreement. This tension has thrown the future of the JCPOA into doubt. Key developments since...

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