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  1. Iran Watch Listen: How Iran and North Korea Cooperate to Develop Missiles and Evade Sanctions

    September 22, 2021 Interviews and Podcasts Nuclear Missile In the fourth episode of Iran Watch Listen, we sit down with Neil Watts, who served for five years as the Maritime Expert on the United Nations Panel of Experts on North Korea. We discussed missil ...

  2. Hearing on "China's Nuclear Forces"

    Testimony before the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission June 10, 2021 Speeches and Testimony Nuclear Missile Table of Contents Opening Remarks Background Past Nuclear and Missile Transfers by SOEs The Rise of the Private Actor The Prolifer ...

  3. U.S. Navy Seizes Suspected Shipment of Iranian Weapons to Yemen

    May 27, 2021 International Enforcement Actions Missile Military On May 8, the U.S. Navy released a statement describing the seizure of “an illicit shipment of weapons” in the northern Arabian Sea that had taken place over the previous two days. On May 6, ...

  4. Secondary Sanctions on the Iranian Financial Sector Create De Facto Embargo with Lasting Implications for the Biden Administration

    On October 8, 2020, the United States designated Iran’s financial sector and sanctioned eighteen Iranian banks. In doing so, the U.S. Treasury Department applied secondary sanctions to Iran's entire financial sector for the first time, potentially ba ...

  5. U.S. Seeks Forfeiture of Iranian Weapons Seized en Route to Yemen

    For years, Iran has violated the United Nations’ arms embargo on Yemen by smuggling weapons to the Houthis, an Iranian-aligned movement of Yemeni rebels. In November 2019 and February 2020, the U.S. Navy intercepted two of those shipments. ...

  6. Time is Running Out to Reign in Iran's Arms Transfers and Missile Development

    September 25, 2019 Articles and Reports Missile Military The attacks earlier this month on critical oil facilities in Saudi Arabia have sharpened the focus on the ways in which Iran is using its missile capabilities to destabilize the Middle East, includi ...

  7. An Iranian Plot to Acquire Carbon Fiber

    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 Irania ...

  8. Extradition of Iranian Engineer, Suspected of Missile-Related Procurement, Moves Forward

    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 ...

  9. More Eyes on More Data: Prospects for Restricting Iran's Missile Program Using Open Sources

    The United States withdrew from the nuclear agreement with Iran – the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) – in part because it did not address the threat posed by Iran's missile program. Following this withdrawal, the United States has expande ...

  10. Illicit Procurement Network Used Firms in China, Portugal, and Turkey to Supply Iran

    A recently unsealed indictment provides detail on Iran’s use of deceptive practices to procure export controlled items with military applications from the United States and elsewhere. The indictment details an elaborate, multi-year conspiracy directed by a ...

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