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"...the Arms Control Association [does] so much to keep the focus on the issues so important to everyone here, to hold our leaders accountable to inspire creative thinking and to press for change. So we are grateful for your leadership and for the unyielding dedication to global nuclear security."

– Lord Des Browne
Vice Chairman, Nuclear Threat Initiative
October 20, 2014
Iran
  • January 14, 2021

    Signatories of the letter include a former IAEA director-general, two former special representatives to the president of the United States on nonproliferation, and several former high-level officials from the National Security Council, the National Intelligence Council, and the State Department, among other agencies.

  • January 1, 2021

    Iran has begun to produce 20 percent-enriched uranium, significantly reducing the work needed to make nuclear weapons material.

  • December 10, 2020
    Iran's parliament and Guardian Council passed legislation requiring Iran to significantly rachet up its nuclear activities in 60 days. That legislation passed the same day that Iran informed the IAEA of its intention to install new advanced centrifuges at the Natanz enrichment facility, marking a further violation of the nuclear deal and increasing pressure on President-elect Biden to restore U.S. diplomacy with Iran and compliance with the JCPOA.
  • December 1, 2020

    President-elect Joe Biden has indicated his support for the 2015 nuclear deal, but going back may be complicated.

  • December 1, 2020

    Iran has now produced about 12 times the amount of enriched uranium allowed by the 2015 nuclear deal.

  • November 13, 2020
    The most recent IAEA report indicates that Iran’s accumulation of enriched uranium slowed over the past quarter, suggesting Tehran is showing restraint so as not to cross any red lines that might imperil a U.S. re-entry into the nuclear deal.
  • November 1, 2020

    The Trump administration boosted its unilateral sanctions against Iran as a UN embargo on arms trade with Tehran expired.

  • October 28, 2020
    The UN arms embargo on Iran expired on October 18, freeing Iran to buy and sell conventional weapons. The Trump administration imposed a new round of sanctions on Iran, and Iran announced the construction of a new facility at Natanz to replace what was damaged during the July sabotage attack.
  • October 1, 2020

    In this edition of our “Critical NPT Issues” webinar series, we will review the benefits of the JCPOA, the current status of noncompliance, pathways to repair the situation, and the potential effects on the upcoming NPT Review Conference.

  • October 1, 2020

    The Trump administration has failed to win support for its effort to reimpose UN sanctions on Iran.

  • September 24, 2020
    The United Nations again dismissed U.S. efforts to reimpose sanctions on Iran that were lifted as a result of the nuclear deal, and Secretary-General Guterres told the Security Council he would not take steps to implement those measures. Amid U.S. efforts to block Iranian arms sales, Iran announced two new missiles and Iranian President Rouhani criticized the U.S. sanctions regime against Iran.
  • September 21, 2020
  • September 10, 2020
    A Sept. 4 IAEA report confirms that Iran continues to exceed limits on its uranium enrichment program imposed by the 2015 nuclear deal and is incrementally expanding its stockpile of uranium enriched up to 4.5 percent.
  • September 10, 2020
    The most recent IAEA report on Iran’s safeguards confirmed that Iran and the agency are following through on the terms of an Aug. 26 agreement to finally allow inspectors access to follow up on evidence of possible undeclared nuclear materials and activities.
  • September 1, 2020

    Iran’s UN ambassador sets out the case against U.S. actions in the Security Council.

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