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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
August 19, 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.
Weapon Program Background Report
August 15, 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...
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...
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.
International Enforcement Actions
June 21, 2019
An Iranian engineer alleged by the United States to be supporting Iran's military may soon be extradited from France to the United States. Charges against Rohollahnejad in U.S. federal court relate to his alleged involvement in an attempt to procure U.S.-origin items with potential military applications for Iran.
International Enforcement Actions
June 21, 2019
Two recent cases pursued by the U.S. Department of Justice demonstrate how Iranian companies employ an effective combination of American brokers, Middle Eastern front companies and freight forwarders, and bank accounts worldwide to obtain goods from the United States. In one plot, a U.S. company shipped military surplus to an Iranian customer by...
Newsletters
June 21, 2019
This month’s newsletter includes analysis of several recent export enforcement cases against American and Iranian citizens attempting to obtain U.S.-origin technology on behalf of Iran. The newsletter also features documents related to the recent downing by Iran of a U.S.
Policy Briefs
May 10, 2019
The latest chapter in the Trump administration's maximum pressure campaign against Iran was announced on May 8, on the one-year anniversary of the U.S. withdrawal from the nuclear agreement, or Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

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