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  1. How Will Inspections Work in Iran under the Nuclear Deal?

    President Barack Obama, speaking this morning from the White House after the successful conclusion of talks in Vienna, declared that the nuclear agreement with Iran “is not built on trust; it is built on verification.” Addressing an issue that had been a k ...

  2. How Iran Could Get Sanctions Relief under the Nuclear Deal Sooner than Anticipated

    July 17, 2015 Policy Briefs The nuclear deal between Iran and the P5+1 reached in Vienna on July 14, 2015 establishes a step-by-step sequence for Iran to receive relief from the sanctions that have crippled its economy.  The most damaging economic sanctio ...

  3. What the Iran Deal Says (and Doesn’t Say) about Iran’s Ballistic Missiles

    One of the final hurdles in the nuclear talks between Iran and the P5+1 recently concluded in Vienna was the United Nations sanctions on Iran's ballistic missile program and conventional arms purchases. In testimony before the House Foreign Affairs Co ...

  4. Parchin: A Troubling Precedent for Inspections in Iran

    Iran continues construction on a military site linked to nuclear weapons work, according to an August 27 report by the International Atomic Energy Agency. The Agency has been barred from the site, known as Parchin, since 2005 and is monitoring changes ther ...

  5. In Shadow of Nuclear Deal, State and Commerce Sanction Iran Proliferators

    The U.S. State Department issued a new round of sanctions against individuals and companies linked with Iranian proliferation on September 2, even as the nuclear deal with Iran moved closer to clearing key procedural hurdles in Congress. About one month ea ...

  6. What to Watch for after Implementation Day

    October 5, 2015 Policy Briefs Foreign ministers from the P5+1 countries and Iran met on September 28 for the first time since the nuclear agreement was finalized in July.  The parties are focused on the agreement’s implementation, which should now be able ...

  7. Iran Test Fires Nuclear-Capable Ballistic Missile in Apparent Violation of U.N. Resolutions

    Iran’s Defense Ministry announced the successful test of a new ballistic missile on October 11. The test is an apparent violation of U. N. Security Council resolutions and raises troubling questions about Iran’s strategic intentions even after it accepted ...

  8. Major Iranian Nuclear Entities to Receive Early Sanctions Relief

    As part of the nuclear agreement with Iran, 36 entities will be removed from the United Nations blacklist when the deal is implemented next year. This represents about one-third of the entities on the U.N. list and covers entities that have been linked to ...

  9. Iran Moves to Implement Nuclear Deal by January

    Iran is taking steps to expedite the implementation of the nuclear deal, which Iranian deputy foreign minister Abbas Araqchi expects in “early January.” An early January implementation date now looks possible because Iran has taken two key steps needed to ...

  10. Questions Remain in “Final” Report on Iran’s Alleged Weapons Work

    The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) released its long-awaited final report on Iran’s alleged past nuclear weapons work on December 2. This report is likely to be the Agency’s last word on its investigation into what it calls “the possible milita ...

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