Iran's Nuclear Program

This page contains links to background essays and other documents authored by the Wisconsin Project that describe Iran's nuclear weapon-related efforts. These documents focus on the history of Iran's nuclear program and provide an overall assessment of Iran's nuclear capability.

This page also contains links to other nuclear-related content on Iran Watch, including profiles of Iranian entities and their suppliers, summaries of news articles, and documents from the Library published by governments and multilateral organizations.

Iranian Entities

Nuclear
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September 1, 2011
Manufactures uranium enrichment centrifuge parts; operates an assembly complex at Natanz; involved in the production of IR-1 and IR-2M centrifuges. Added to the Specially Designated Nationals (SDN) list maintained by the U.S. Treasury Department's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) on November 21, 2011, freezing its assets under U.S....
Nuclear
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September 28, 2021
Supplies aluminum to Iran Centrifuge Technology Company (TESA); listed by the European Union on December 22, 2012 as an entity linked to Iran's proliferation-sensitive nuclear activities or Iran's development of nuclear weapon delivery systems; removed from the E.U. list in January 2016 as part of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action; designated...
Nuclear, Military
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January 26, 2004
Major Iranian steel production company; according to the U.S. Department of the Treasury, the largest steel maker in the Middle East and North Africa and the largest direct reduced iron producer in the world; produces more than 50 percent of Iran's steel in all major markets.

Suppliers

Nuclear
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December 30, 2020
Involved in a conspiracy to illegally export U.S. and Canadian-origin computer numerical control (CNC) machines with nuclear applications to Iran.
Nuclear
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September 24, 2019

Supplied hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of aluminum products to Iran Centrifuge Technology Company (TESA), which produces centrifuges for Iran's uranium enrichment program.

Nuclear
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September 24, 2019

Sold tens of thousands of dollars worth of metals to Iran Centrifuge Technology Company (TESA), which produces centrifuges for Iran's uranium enrichment program.