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  1. Iran’s Centrifuges: Models and Status

    June 24, 2022 Weapon Program Background Report Nuclear Iran possesses thousands of gas centrifuges that are the mainstay of its nuclear program. Gas centrifuges spin uranium hexafluoride gas (UF6) to separate uranium isotopes suitable for nuclear fuel, a ...

  2. Explainer: Iran’s Centrifuges

    This article was first published in The Iran Primer. It is based on an Iran Watch report, Beyond the IR-1: Iran’s Advanced Centrifuges and their Lasting Implications. ...

  3. Beyond the IR-1: Iran’s Advanced Centrifuges and their Lasting Implications

    As a result of illicit imports and domestic development since the late 1980s, Iran now possesses thousands of gas centrifuges, which are the mainstay of its nuclear program. These rapidly spinning machines enable Iran to enrich uranium to a level suitable ...

  4. Mass Spectrometer Cases Illustrate Diversity of Iranian Procurement Efforts

    October 28, 2021 International Enforcement Actions Nuclear As Iran ramps up uranium enrichment, authorities in multiple countries have uncovered efforts by Iranian agents to procure mass spectrometers from abroad. These dual-use machines, which can precis ...

  5. Iran Watch Listen: How Iran and North Korea Cooperate to Develop Missiles and Evade Sanctions

    September 22, 2021 Interviews and Podcasts Nuclear Missile In the fourth episode of Iran Watch Listen, we sit down with Neil Watts, who served for five years as the Maritime Expert on the United Nations Panel of Experts on North Korea. We discussed missil ...

  6. Iran's Atomic Archive: Lessons Learned for Export Controls and Inspections

    During a pair of roundtables convened by the Wisconsin Project on Nuclear Arms Control, experts on nuclear nonproliferation policy analyzed the implications of information contained in Iran's so-called "nuclear archive." ...

  7. Hearing on "China's Nuclear Forces"

    Testimony before the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission June 10, 2021 Speeches and Testimony Nuclear Missile Table of Contents Opening Remarks Background Past Nuclear and Missile Transfers by SOEs The Rise of the Private Actor The Prolifer ...

  8. Iran Watch Listen: How the IAEA Pieces Together the Puzzle of Iran’s Nuclear Program

    March 30, 2021 Interviews and Podcasts Nuclear In the third episode of the Iran Watch Listen podcast, we speak with Laura Rockwood, a former senior official at the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), about the authorities that the IAEA uses to cond ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. The Academic Pipeline to Iran’s Nuclear Program

    On May 27, the United States sanctioned two of Iran’s senior nuclear officials for their role in the country’s current uranium enrichment program. This move follows a similar one in March, when the United States sanctioned several Iranian scientists conne ...

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