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  1. Iran, Turkey, and Brazil Reach Nuclear Fuel Agreement

    On May 17, 2010, Iran, Turkey and Brazil signed a joint declaration agreeing to a nuclear fuel swap that was first proposed to Iran by France, Russia and the United States last fall. Under the new agreement, Iran would export 1,200 kg of its low enriched ...

  2. Iran Begins Production of 20 Percent Enriched Uranium

    On February 7, 2010, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad announced that Iran would begin producing up to twenty percent enriched uranium in order to fuel its Tehran Research Reactor (TRR). The next day, Iran told the International Atomic Energy Agency ( ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Election of New Iranian President Hassan Rouhani: P5+1 Cautiously Optimistic

    On June 14, 2013, Hassan Rouhani won Iran’s presidential election; he was sworn in on August 4. Rouhani has been described as a relative moderate among the candidates competing for the presidency. His victory was greeted with caution by the United States a ...

  5. The World Reacts Positively to Talks with Iran; Israel, France, and Congress are Skeptical

    The second round of serious negotiations on the nuclear issue between Tehran and the West since the surprise election of President Rouhani last summer ended without a deal. Iran and the P5+1 states left Geneva empty-handed yet seemingly closer to a nuclear ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Talks in NY Fail to Clear Enrichment Logjam

    Talks on a comprehensive nuclear agreement with Iran continued last week in New York, although any progress achieved was apparently not enough to justify elevating negotiations to the foreign minister level. Officials from both the P5+1 states and Iran voi ...

  8. 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- ...

  9. Warnings from Israel and Congress after Talks Fail

    Warning flags went up in Israel and Congress last week, after nuclear talks with Iran ended again in failure on September 26. On September 29, in an address to the U.N. General Assembly, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned that Iran was trying ...

  10. Iran Rebuffs Inspectors Again on Eve of New Talks

    October 14, 2014 Policy Briefs On October 7-8, Iran refused once again to answer questions from the International Atomic Energy Agency about research with possible nuclear weapon applications, including alleged work on the initiation of high explosives an ...

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