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International Enforcement Actions
May 15, 2018
Update: On March 14, 2018, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York announced that Reza Olangian was sentenced to 25 years in prison and five years of supervised r
Articles and Reports
May 9, 2018
On May 8, U.S. President Donald Trump announced that the United States would withdraw from the Iran nuclear accord, known formally as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). The move comes over two years after the accord's implementation and follows a months-long campaign in favor of and against the accord by a number of U.S. allies.
Policy Briefs
May 4, 2018
In a live television presentation on April 30, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu unveiled information about Iran's nuclear weapons program that had been seized by Israeli agents in a January raid on a storage building in Tehran’s Shorabad District. The information, which the Prime Minister called "a secret atomic archive," is comprised of...
Speeches and Testimony
April 11, 2018
On April 11, the Foundation for Defense of Democracies (FDD) hosted a panel entitled "Iran’s Ballistic Missiles: Capabilities, Intentions, and the Evolving Threat."
Policy Briefs
February 23, 2018
At its plenary meeting in Paris this week, the Financial Action Task Force decided to maintain Iran's status as a high-risk jurisdiction for money laundering and terrorist financing, while continuing to waive the most severe penalties for this listing. The 38-member body sets global standards on how to combat these threats to the international...
Articles and Reports
January 25, 2018
The ongoing effort by the United States to identify and designate companies and individuals supporting Iran's missile program stands in contrast to the European Union, which has not sanctioned any Iran-related entities of proliferation concern since the agreement's implementation.
Policy Briefs
December 22, 2017
Events over the past week have created mounting pressure to address Iran's ballistic missile program and its missile and arms exports. On December 19, Iranian-backed Houthi militants in Yemen fired another short-range ballistic missile into Saudi Arabia.
Policy Briefs
September 26, 2017
The 72nd United Nations General Assembly concludes this week with increased uncertainty about the future of the nuclear agreement with Iran. In his address to world leaders on September 19, U.S. President Donald Trump called the agreement "the worst and most one-sided transaction the United States has ever entered into." It appears increasingly...
September 14, 2017
The landmark nuclear deal with Iran, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) turned two years old on July 14. Yet two years after it was agreed to, and 18 months after the start of its implementation, the public has no clear sense of how the agreement is functioning. One of the main reasons for this uncertainty is a lack of public...
Articles and Reports
August 14, 2017
UNSCR 2231 implements the 2015 nuclear agreement with Iran and imposes missile- and arms-related restrictions. Little-noticed biannual reporting by the UN Secretary General alleges that Iran is repeatedly violating these non-nuclear provisions. More must be done to investigate allegations of noncompliance and to punish violations of the resolution.