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  1. More Cracks in Iran Sanctions

    Last week saw the emergence of another illicit nuclear procurement effort by Iran. On May 13, Reuters reported that Czech authorities had stopped an attempt by Iran in January to purchase $61 million worth of compressors, which can be used in uranium enric ...

  2. UK Reports Active Nuclear Procurement Involving Sanctioned Companies

    The British government informed the U.N. Panel of Experts in April of “an active Iranian nuclear procurement network” involving two blacklisted Iranian companies, according to a Reuters report published on April 30. Iran’s continuing efforts to procure ura ...

  3. Illegal Iranian Procurement Network Exposed

    April 21, 2015 Policy Briefs The Justice Department has charged four companies and five individuals for participating in an international network that illegally procured $24 million in controlled goods for the Iranian military and for nuclear end-users.   ...

  4. Obama Fends Off Congress but Putin Complicates Talks

    April 15, 2015 Policy Briefs The Senate Foreign Relations Committee unanimously approved a compromise bill yesterday that would allow Congress to review and vote on any nuclear agreement with Iran.  The White House has indicated that it would sign the bil ...

  5. The World Reacts to Nuclear Framework with Iran

    April 9, 2015 Policy Briefs Reaction to the recently-announced framework for a nuclear agreement between Iran and the P5+1 countries was intensely polarized, ranging from strong support and cautious optimism to skepticism and outright denunciation.  The W ...

  6. Do We Have a Deal? Sticking Points Persist

    April 2, 2015 Policy Briefs In a Joint Statement on April 2, negotiators announced that Iran and the P5+1 countries have “taken a decisive step” and “reached solutions on key parameters” of a nuclear agreement.  But how “decisive” are the “solutions” anno ...

  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. 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 ...

  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. 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, ...

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