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Newsletters
July 30, 2021
This month’s newsletter features updates to timelines of Iran’s nuclear and missile programs. New entries cover recent developments in those programs, including launches of new multi-stage space launch vehicles and the production of uranium metal and 60 percent enriched uranium, as well as the international community’s response to those...
Weapon Program Background Report
July 29, 2021
Since February 2021, Iran has enriched uranium above 60 percent purity, expanded its overall stockpile of enriched uranium, and failed to answer questions from the International Atomic Energy Agency about undeclared nuclear sites.
Weapon Program Background Report
July 29, 2021
Since March 2020, Iran has successfully launched two new, multi-stage space launch vehicles, announced the development of new ballistic and cruise missiles, unveiled underground missile launch facilities, and tested its missiles in a series of military exercises.
Newsletters
June 29, 2021
This month’s newsletter features testimony by Valerie Lincy, the Executive Director of the Wisconsin Project on Nuclear Arms Control, on China’s role in the proliferation of missile and nuclear technologies. The testimony explores contributions from entities in China to Iran’s nuclear program and development of ballistic missiles.
Articles and Reports
June 17, 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.
Speeches and Testimony
June 10, 2021
Table of Contents Opening Remarks Background Past Nuclear and Missile Transfers by SOEs
Newsletters
May 28, 2021
This month’s newsletter includes an analysis of the recent seizure by the U.S. Navy of a suspected Iranian weapon shipment to militants in Yemen. The newsletter also features an update to a report and chronology on the laws and executive orders underpinning current U.S. sanctions on Iran.
Articles and Reports
May 27, 2021
The new U.S. administration is seeking to reenter the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), the nuclear agreement reached in 2015 with Iran and six other parties. This effort has been complicated by the previous administration's "maximum pressure" policy, which sought to squeeze Iran with sanctions.
International Enforcement Actions
May 27, 2021
On May 8, the U.S. Navy released a statement describing the seizure of “an illicit shipment of weapons” in the northern Arabian Sea that had taken place over the previous two days.
Policy Briefs
May 18, 2021
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."

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