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  1. Iran's Neighbors Explore Nuclear Energy as Concerns Over Iran's Nuclear Program Grow

    The six-member Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) proposed to create a multinational consortium to provide enriched uranium to Iran and to other users of the material in the Middle East. Under the plan, first reported on the Middle East Economic Digest (MEED) ...

  2. Iran Tests New Rocket for Space Program

    Iran fired a research rocket on February 4, 2008, from a new space center in the Semnan Province, southeast of Tehran. According to Iran, the rocket, called the Kavoshgar-1 [Kavosghar], or Researcher-1, was test fired in preparation for the launch, planne ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ( ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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- ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. Quietly, U.N. Signals Violation by Iran of New Resolution

    According to a July 2016 report by the U.N. Secretary General, Iranian firms participated in a defense trade show in Iraq last March, in potential violation of U. N. Security Council resolution 2231. Under the resolution, prior approval is required by the ...

  10. 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 ...

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