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  1. Washington Tightens the Screws

    The new U.S. administration is seeking to reenter the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), the nuclear agreement reached in 2015 with Iran and six other parties. This effort has been complicated by the previous administration's "maximum p ...

  2. The JCPOA Dispute Mechanism: Resolving Noncompliance or Stalling for Time?

    The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) with Iran entered a new phase last month when the European parties to the agreement triggered its dispute resolution mechanism. The move comes months after Iran began taking steps that violate the JCPOA' ...

  3. Secondary Sanctions on the Iranian Financial Sector Create De Facto Embargo with Lasting Implications for the Biden Administration

    On October 8, 2020, the United States designated Iran’s financial sector and sanctioned eighteen Iranian banks. In doing so, the U.S. Treasury Department applied secondary sanctions to Iran's entire financial sector for the first time, potentially ba ...

  4. Iran’s Nuclear Veil

    The day is fast approaching when the new American administration, led by President Donald J. Trump, will conduct an unfriendly review of the nuclear pact with Iran reached in 2015. No one knows what this review will produce. If the President decides to &q ...

  5. The Missile Sanctions Gap: Re-Aligning U.S. and EU Iran Designations

    The ongoing effort by the United States to identify and designate companies and individuals supporting Iran's missile program stands in contrast to the European Union, which has not sanctioned any Iran-related entities of proliferation concern since ...

  6. The End of a Deal? Trump Announces U.S. Withdrawal from Iran Nuclear Accord

    On May 8, U.S. President Donald Trump announced that the United States would withdraw from the Iran nuclear accord, known formally as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). The move comes over two years after the accord's implementation and f ...

  7. Four Reasons Why Accounting for Iran's Alleged Nuclear Weapons Work Still Matters

    June 17, 2015 Articles and Reports Secretary of State John Kerry appears to have conceded a key issue in the ongoing nuclear talks with Iran: whether Iran will have to account for alleged past activities related to nuclear weapons development. In a video ...

  8. Iran Nuclear Deal Timeline: What's Next?

    This narrative describes Iran’s commitments under the nuclear agreement and the commitments made by the United States and its negotiating partners in return. ...

  9. Gone but not Forgotten: Entities Removed from Official Blacklists on Implementation Day

    Iran and the P5+1 announced on January 16, 2016 that Iran had met its initial obligations under the terms of the nuclear agreement. “Implementation Day” brought a first round of sanctions relief for Iran, including the removal of some 600 individuals and ...

  10. The Iran Deal: One Year Later

    On the first anniversary of the nuclear deal with Iran, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), Iran Watch is publishing a compendium of its year-long analysis of the agreement. Below are links to articles and reports written on various a ...

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