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  1. Obama Administration Wins Delay on Sanctions from Senate Democrats

    The Obama administration sent two top officials to Congress twice in the past week, to defend ongoing nuclear talks with Iran and to argue against two Iran-related bills gaining ground in the Senate. The lobbying effort was partially successful, as Senate ...

  2. Iran Launches Another Satellite; E.U. to Close Sanctions Loophole

    Iran conducted a successful satellite launch on February 2, sending the Fajr satellite into orbit aboard the Safir rocket. The launch marks Iran’s fourth successful attempt to place a satellite into orbit, but the first since the Joint Plan of Action was s ...

  3. What Does a One Year "Breakout" Really Mean?

    In the ongoing nuclear talks with Iran, the P5+1 appear to have coalesced around one main objective: ensuring that Iran would need at least one year to produce enough fuel for a nuclear weapon using its declared facilities and material in a “breakout” scen ...

  4. UN Report Shows Need for Honesty and Improved Inspections

    There was not much news in the International Atomic Energy Agency’s latest report on Iran, which was distributed on February 19: Iran continues to respect the restrictions of an interim nuclear deal struck with the United States and its partners; Iran also ...

  5. Lesson Learned or Business as Usual?

    ZTE, China’s largest publicly traded telecommunications manufacturer and the fourth largest in the world, engaged in a scheme to ship more than 20 million U.S.-origin items to Iran. The company used multiple avenues to evade U.S. sanctions and export contr ...

  6. Taiwanese Citizen Sentenced for Illegal Exports of Military and Dual-Use Items to Iran

    A U.S. district court in Texas sentenced Taiwanese citizen Susan Yip to two years in federal prison on October 24, 2012, for her role in shipping thousands of U.S.-origin military and dual-use parts from the United States to Iran. Yip worked with Iranian c ...

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