May 19, 2015
Last week saw the emergence of another illicit nuclear procurement effort by Iran. On May 13, Reuters reported that Czech authorities had stopped an attempt by Iran in January to purchase $61 million worth of compressors, which can be used in uranium enrichment. Reuters had gained access to a report by a U.N. Panel of Experts.
May 5, 2015
The British government informed the U.N. Panel of Experts in April of “an active Iranian nuclear procurement network” involving two blacklisted Iranian companies, according to a Reuters report published on April 30. Iran’s continuing efforts to procure uranium enrichment technology raises the question of how illicit procurement will be handled in...
April 21, 2015
The Justice Department has charged four companies and five individuals for participating in an international network that illegally procured $24 million in controlled goods for the Iranian military and for nuclear end-users.
April 15, 2015
The Senate Foreign Relations Committee unanimously approved a compromise bill yesterday that would allow Congress to review and vote on any nuclear agreement with Iran.
April 9, 2015
Reaction to the recently-announced framework for a nuclear agreement between Iran and the P5+1 countries was intensely polarized, ranging from strong support and cautious optimism to skepticism and outright denunciation. The White House has initiated a full-court press to shore up support for the agreement, while leaders around the world have...
April 2, 2015
In a Joint Statement on April 2, negotiators announced that Iran and the P5+1 countries have “taken a decisive step” and “reached solutions on key parameters” of a nuclear agreement.
March 24, 2015
In an interview with Fox News on Sunday, CIA Director John Brennan hinted that the United States has secret means to prevent Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon.
March 18, 2015
Last week, negotiators in the ongoing nuclear talks grappled with how quickly to lift United Nations sanctions on Iran if a deal is reached. Reuters reported on March 12 that negotiators were discussing a U.N. Security Council resolution to lift these existing sanctions. The sanctions underpin the economically taxing energy and financial...
March 10, 2015
In a ceremony on March 8, Iran’s defense minister unveiled what he called a new, indigenously developed cruise missile, the Soumar, and announced the delivery of two medium-range ballistic missile systems to Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps.
March 4, 2015
Yesterday in Washington, the showdown between the White House and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu over the Iranian nuclear talks came to a head.