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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 & ...

  5. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Unveils Iran's Atomic Archive

    In a live television presentation on April 30, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu unveiled information about Iran's nuclear weapons program that had been seized by Israeli agents in a January raid on a storage building in Tehran’s Shorabad Dis ...

  6. Simmering Dissatisfaction on Both Sides of Nuclear Deal

    April 20, 2016 Policy Briefs Nuclear Secretary of State John Kerry and Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif met in New York on April 19 amid dissatisfaction on both sides about the implementation of the nuclear agreement.  Iran has voiced frustration with ...

  7. CIA Hints at Secret Means to Stop an Iranian Bomb

    March 24, 2015 Policy Briefs Nuclear 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.  Asked about a “breakout” scenario in which Iran might ...

  8. Grappling with U.N. Sanctions

    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 exis ...

  9. Iran Displays New Missile; Nuclear Warhead Questions Still Unanswered

    March 10, 2015 Policy Briefs Nuclear Missile 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 Ir ...

  10. Netanyahu and White House Talk Past Each Other on Iran

    March 4, 2015 Policy Briefs Nuclear Yesterday in Washington, the showdown between the White House and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu over the Iranian nuclear talks came to a head.  In a controversial address before a joint meeting of Congress, ...

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