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  1. The FATF Keeps Iran on Blacklist While Ignoring Proliferation Finance Threat

    At its plenary meeting in Paris this week, the Financial Action Task Force decided to maintain Iran's status as a high-risk jurisdiction for money laundering and terrorist financing, while continuing to waive the most severe penalties for this listin ...

  2. Letting ZTE Off the Hook, Again? Implications for Iran Sanctions Enforcement

    The plight of Chinese telecom giant ZTE may have eased this week, as U.S. and Chinese officials met for high-level trade talks. On April 15, the U.S. Commerce Department's Bureau of Industry and Security reactivated trade restrictions and re-imposed a ...

  3. 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 & ...

  4. Iran Dodges FATF Countermeasures but Looming U.S. Sanctions May Achieve Similar Outcome

    Iran was once again on the agenda at a plenary meeting of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) last week in Paris. The body decided not to re-impose the severe restrictions on financial dealings with Iran that were suspended in 2016, despite U.S. efforts ...

  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. Why Companies around the World are Reversing Course on Iran Business

    On May 8, 2018, President Donald J. Trump announced the U.S. withdrawal from the nuclear agreement. Effective immediately, U.S. nuclear sanctions on Iran were reinstated and the President warned that "any nation that helps Iran in its quest for nucle ...

  7. President Obama Rules Out Extension in Nuclear Talks

    President Barack Obama publicly ruled out another extension of the ongoing nuclear talks with Iran if no agreement on the principles of an accord is reached by late March. Meanwhile, the outlines of the deal now being discussed were reported by the Associa ...

  8. 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, ...

  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. 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 ...

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