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  1. Stuck in the Past: The U.N.’s 2231 List

    January 31, 2022 Policy Briefs Almost seven years ago, the United Nations Security Council adopted resolution 2231, which endorsed the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), the international accord subjecting Iran to restrictions on its nuclear prog ...

  2. Preserving an Arms Embargo on Iran

    September 30, 2020 Policy Briefs Military Last week, the United States announced a range of new sanctions on Iran’s military-industrial complex, including severe financial penalties against anyone helping Iran import or export conventional weapons. The mo ...

  3. The Academic Pipeline to Iran’s Nuclear Program

    On May 27, the United States sanctioned two of Iran’s senior nuclear officials for their role in the country’s current uranium enrichment program. This move follows a similar one in March, when the United States sanctioned several Iranian scientists conne ...

  4. The U.S. Responds to Ballistic Missile Strike with Wide-Reaching Sanctions on Iran’s Heavy Industries

    On January 10, 2020, the U.S. announced a new executive order and other measures to restrict foreign trade with Iran’s metals, mining, manufacturing, construction, and textiles sectors. These actions, which included designations of foreign firms, put pres ...

  5. Iranian Nuclear Procurement Faces U.S. Maximum Pressure

    U.N. Security Council resolution 2231 established a procurement channel for nuclear-related transfers to Iran. Despite its withdrawal from the JCPOA, the U.S. continues to highlight Iranian violations and to influence nuclear-related trade with Iran, compl ...

  6. U.S. Maximum Pressure Meets Iranian Nuclear Brinksmanship

    May 10, 2019 Policy Briefs Nuclear 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 P ...

  7. The FATF Continues to Suspend Countermeasures on Iran but Sets June Deadline for Financial Reforms

    February 27, 2019 Policy Briefs At its plenary meeting in Paris last week, the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) renewed its call for enhanced due diligence when dealing with Iran, but continued to suspend more severe restrictions, or "countermeasur ...

  8. Iran Dodges FATF Countermeasures but Looming U.S. Sanctions May Achieve Similar Outcome

    Iran was once again on the agenda at a plenary meeting of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) last week in Paris. The body decided not to re-impose the severe restrictions on financial dealings with Iran that were suspended in 2016, despite U.S. efforts ...

  9. Why Companies around the World are Reversing Course on Iran Business

    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 nucle ...

  10. Illicit Nuclear Trade Continues Despite Procurement Channel

    On June 21, 2018, the United Nations released the fifth report by the Secretary General on the implementation of U.N. Security Council resolution 2231. The report notes for the first time that Iran may be receiving nuclear technology outside of the licit & ...

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