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  1. Ahmadinejad Tours Natanz, Announces Enrichment Progress

    Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad marked Iran's national nuclear day, April 8, 2008, with an announcement that the country had started installing 6,000 additional centrifuges at the Natanz uranium enrichment complex. During a tour of the site, Ah ...

  2. Amidst Pessimism, Diplomats Prepare for Another Round of Nuclear Talks

    September 22, 2014 Policy Briefs Nuclear Talks resumed on Tehran’s nuclear program last Friday on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly in New York. These negotiations – the first high-level talks since an interim nuclear accord was extended in July- ...

  3. Another Iranian Bank Receives Early Sanctions Relief

    October 28, 2016 Policy Briefs Another Iranian bank has received sanctions relief earlier than anticipated under the nuclear deal with Iran.  The European Union’s sanctions on state-owned Bank Saderat Iran and its London-based subsidiary, BankSaderat PLC, ...

  4. Anticipation and Unease as the World Reacts to Interim Nuclear Accord between Iran and the P5+1

    Reactions to the recently-announced interim nuclear deal between Iran and the P5+1 have ranged across the spectrum, from cautious but hopeful optimism to skepticism and condemnation. The agreement calls for a six-month freeze of Iran’s uranium enrichment a ...

  5. At the U.N. General Assembly, World Leaders Disagree on the Value of the Iran Nuclear Deal

    The 72nd United Nations General Assembly concludes this week with increased uncertainty about the future of the nuclear agreement with Iran. In his address to world leaders on September 19, U.S. President Donald Trump called the agreement "the worst a ...

  6. Bait and Switch on New Iran Missile Sanctions

    January 8, 2016 Policy Briefs Last week, the White House backtracked on plans to impose new financial sanctions on Iran’s ballistic missile program.  The Wall Street Journal reported on December 30 that the Treasury Department was preparing to sanction 11 ...

  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. Clandestine Uranium Enrichment Site Exposed

    On September 25, 2009, the United States, the United Kingdom, and France revealed that Iran had been building a clandestine uranium enrichment plant, and called for an immediate inspection of the site by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). Agen ...

  9. Countries Respond to IAEA Report on Iran

    On November 8, 2011, the International Atomic Energy Agency reported that Iran has covertly engaged in activities that suggest it is trying to build a nuclear weapon, and that some of these activities may be ongoing. According to the report, Iran has had ...

  10. Countries respond to U.N. Sanctions on Iran

    On March 3, 2008, the U.N. Security Council adopted a third resolution (U.N. Security Council Resolution 1803) imposing sanctions on Iran for its refusal to freeze uranium enrichment. Fourteen countries voted in favor of the resolution and one country (In ...

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