July 17, 2015
The nuclear deal between Iran and the P5+1 reached in Vienna on July 14, 2015 establishes a step-by-step sequence for Iran to receive relief from the sanctions that have crippled its economy. The most damaging economic sanctions will be lifted in months, while nuclear, missile, and arms restrictions are meant to come off in no fewer than five...
July 14, 2015
President Barack Obama, speaking this morning from the White House after the successful conclusion of talks in Vienna, declared that the nuclear agreement with Iran “is not built on trust; it is built on verification.” Addressing an issue that had been a key sticking point in the negotiations, President Obama said that inspectors from the...
July 9, 2015
If negotiators in Vienna reach an agreement over Iran’s nuclear program, attention will shift toward Congress and its legislatively mandated review of the deal. For an agreement to be considered successful, it should, at minimum, achieve the goals set out by the United States at the outset of the talks: blocking Iran’s “four pathways” to a...
Belgian Businessman, Convicted on Charge of Attempting to Ship Aluminum Tubing from the U.S. to Iran Via Malaysia, Is Deported
International Enforcement Actions
July 8, 2015
Nicholas Kaiga, a Belgian businessman who pleaded guilty to one count of attempting to evade export control regulations, was deported from the United States by U.S. immigration authorities on July 7, 2015. Kaiga attempted to export from the United States aluminum tubing used in the aerospace industry to a Malaysian front company, via Belgium,...
June 23, 2015
Iran has agreed to implement the International Atomic Energy Agency's (IAEA) Additional Protocol as part of a comprehensive nuclear deal, but Iranian negotiators have been reluctant to grant the Agency inspection rights that go beyond the Additional Protocol, such as allowing access to military sites. Is the Additional Protocol sufficient for the...
Speeches and Testimony
June 19, 2015
Throughout the ongoing talks on Iran’s nuclear program, the Wisconsin Project on Nuclear Arms Control and Iran Watch have been supportive of a diplomatic solution to the nuclear issue but concerned about the potential ramifications for the future of the non-proliferation regime.
Articles and Reports
June 17, 2015
Secretary of State John Kerry appears to have conceded a key issue in the ongoing nuclear talks with Iran: whether Iran will have to account for alleged past activities related to nuclear weapons development.
June 16, 2015
No new instances of illicit procurement by Iran have been confirmed over the past year, according to a June 2 report by the U.N. Panel of Experts. According to the Panel, this lack of reporting “could reflect a general reduction of procurement activities by the Iranian side or a political decision by some Member States to refrain from reporting...
Articles and Reports
June 16, 2015
As the negotiations over Iran’s nuclear program approach the June 30 deadline for a final deal, a crucial issue remains unresolved: inspections.
June 3, 2015
As nuclear negotiations with Iran near their final stage, the question of inspections has come to the fore. If a final agreement is reached, inspections will be a principal means of assuring that Iran does not develop nuclear weapons, either by “breakout” at declared facilities, or by “sneakout” using secret sites.