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  1. Iranian Arms Shipments to Yemen Violate U.N. Resolutions

    The United States and its allies have interdicted five separate weapons shipments from Iran to the Houthis in Yemen since April 2015—shipments that violate U. N. Security Council resolutions. According to U.S. Vice Admiral Kevin Donergan, “We know they cam ...

  2. Iranian Nuclear Procurement Faces U.S. Maximum Pressure

    U.N. Security Council resolution 2231 established a procurement channel for nuclear-related transfers to Iran. Despite its withdrawal from the JCPOA, the U.S. continues to highlight Iranian violations and to influence nuclear-related trade with Iran, compl ...

  3. Pressure to Address Iran's Missile Program and Arms Exports Intensifies

    December 22, 2017 Policy Briefs Missile Military Events over the past week have created mounting pressure to address Iran's ballistic missile program and its missile and arms exports. On December 19, Iranian-backed Houthi militants in Yemen fired ano ...

  4. The FATF Continues to Suspend Countermeasures on Iran but Sets June Deadline for Financial Reforms

    February 27, 2019 Policy Briefs At its plenary meeting in Paris last week, the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) renewed its call for enhanced due diligence when dealing with Iran, but continued to suspend more severe restrictions, or "countermeasur ...

  5. U.S. Maximum Pressure Meets Iranian Nuclear Brinksmanship

    May 10, 2019 Policy Briefs Nuclear The latest chapter in the Trump administration's maximum pressure campaign against Iran was announced on May 8, on the one-year anniversary of the U.S. withdrawal from the nuclear agreement, or Joint Comprehensive P ...

  6. The U.S. Responds to Ballistic Missile Strike with Wide-Reaching Sanctions on Iran’s Heavy Industries

    On January 10, 2020, the U.S. announced a new executive order and other measures to restrict foreign trade with Iran’s metals, mining, manufacturing, construction, and textiles sectors. These actions, which included designations of foreign firms, put pres ...

  7. Election of New Iranian President Hassan Rouhani: P5+1 Cautiously Optimistic

    On June 14, 2013, Hassan Rouhani won Iran’s presidential election; he was sworn in on August 4. Rouhani has been described as a relative moderate among the candidates competing for the presidency. His victory was greeted with caution by the United States a ...

  8. Anticipation and Unease as the World Reacts to Interim Nuclear Accord between Iran and the P5+1

    Reactions to the recently-announced interim nuclear deal between Iran and the P5+1 have ranged across the spectrum, from cautious but hopeful optimism to skepticism and condemnation. The agreement calls for a six-month freeze of Iran’s uranium enrichment a ...

  9. Talks in NY Fail to Clear Enrichment Logjam

    Talks on a comprehensive nuclear agreement with Iran continued last week in New York, although any progress achieved was apparently not enough to justify elevating negotiations to the foreign minister level. Officials from both the P5+1 states and Iran voi ...

  10. Warnings from Israel and Congress after Talks Fail

    Warning flags went up in Israel and Congress last week, after nuclear talks with Iran ended again in failure on September 26. On September 29, in an address to the U.N. General Assembly, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned that Iran was trying ...

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