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– General John Shalikashvili
former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
Iran
  • May 20, 2022
    EU negotiators traveled to Tehran to try and restart stalled negotiations over restoring U.S. and Iranian compliance with the 2015 nuclear deal, as the International Atomic Energy Agency reported that Iran's nuclear program continues to grow.
  • May 1, 2022

    A dispute over U.S. sanctions targeting Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps is the main obstacle to restoring the 2015 Iran nuclear deal.

  • April 20, 2022

    Experts note that if President Biden fails to bring negotiations with Iran to a successful conclusion, Iran could further improve its capacity to produce weapons-grade nuclear material. 

  • April 1, 2022

    European and U.S. negotiators threw cold water on chances of soon restoring the Iran nuclear deal but others
    remain hopeful.

  • April 1, 2022

    Iran and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) have adopted a “practical and pragmatic approach” to resolving safeguards issues.

  • March 4, 2022
    As the fate of the 2015 Iran nuclear deal hangs in balance, a new report by the IAEA reveals that Iran is now closer than ever to having enough highly enriched uranium-235 for a nuclear bomb. (Updated March 5, 2022)
  • March 1, 2022

    Although some issues remain, negotiators seeking to revive the 2015 Iran nuclear deal say they are near agreement.

  • February 16, 2022

    The 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and the P5+1 (China, France, Germany, Russia, the United Kingdom, and the United States) verifiably blocked Iran’s pathways to nuclear weapons and provided incentives for Tehran to maintain an exclusively peaceful nuclear program.

  • January 31, 2022

    Useful resources for media and others on the 2015 nuclear deal as talks progress in Vienna on restoring the agreement. 

  • January 19, 2022
    Talks to restore the 2015 nuclear deal are ongoing, and have entered a critical phase. Amid talks, Iran tested a satellite launch vehicle and imposed sanctions on 51 Americans, raising tensions. The United States offered South Korea a specific license to trade with an Iranian entity, bypassing U.S. sanctions.
  • January 11, 2022

    The eighth round of negotiations on reviving the 2015 deal resumed in January.

  • January 11, 2022

    Iran granted the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) access to replace cameras at a site that manufactures centrifuge parts.

  • December 9, 2021
    Negotiations to restore the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran resumed in Vienna, but Iran's hardline approach raised concerns about the prospects for success. Iran continues to stonewall IAEA efforts to clarify its safeguards declaration and ensure continuity of knowledge at the Karaj centrifuge component manufacturing facility.
  • December 9, 2021
    Full restoration of the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran remains the best possible option to avert a nuclear crisis and provide Tehran with sanctions relief, but the Raisi administration’s approach to talks and the country’s growing nuclear program risks jeopardizing those efforts.
  • December 1, 2021

    As negotiations to restore the 2015 nuclear deal resumed, Iran’s uranium-enrichment program continued to grow, deepening international concerns.

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