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"I find hope in the work of long-established groups such as the Arms Control Association...[and] I find hope in younger anti-nuclear activists and the movement around the world to formally ban the bomb."

– Vincent Intondi
Professor of History, Montgomery College
July 1, 2020
Iran
  • October 21, 2021
    European Union Deputy Secretary-General Enrique Mora met with Iranian officials in Tehran Oct. 14. While the meeting was constructive, Iran is not yet ready to return to negotiations in Vienna to continue talks on restoring the 2015 nuclear deal. During a trip to Washington, International Atomic Energy Agency Director General Rafael Grossi said he plans to travel to Iran in the coming days to try and resolve a dispute over access to a centrifuge component production facility.
  • October 1, 2021

    Iran avoided a censure from the International Atomic Energy Agency’s (IAEA) Board of Governors by striking a last-minute deal with the agency that allowed inspectors to access monitoring equipment at several nuclear facilities.

  • October 1, 2021

    New leadership in Iran, historical factors and a complicated geostrategic environment are driving
    Iranian decision-making, thus making compromise with the West on the nuclear deal unlikely.

  • October 1, 2021

    With political will, diplomatic skill, and some luck, the JCPOA could survive in some form and become
    a cornerstone for future regional weapons of mass destruction and security agreements.

  • October 1, 2021

    Laying markers at the UN General Assembly, the U.S., and Iranian leaders reaffirmed interest in restoring the Iran nuclear deal but negotiations remain stalled.

  • September 23, 2021
    Iran and the IAEA reached a critical agreement that likely staved off a resolution censuring Tehran at the agency's Board of Governors meeting. Two new reports by the IAEA highlight Iran's accelerated nuclear activities and its failure to cooperate with IAEA investigations.
  • September 8, 2021
    A Sept. 7 report by the IAEA highlights the dire reality of agency efforts to monitor Iran’s nuclear activities.
  • September 8, 2021
    A Sept. 7 report by the IAEA highlights the dire reality of agency efforts to monitor Iran’s nuclear activities.
  • September 1, 2021

    There are signs that newly inaugurated Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi may demand more concessions from the United States.

  • August 11, 2021
    Newly-inaugurated Iranian President Raisi will pursue restoration of the JCPOA, aiming to lift sanctions on Iran. Former President Rouhani stressed the importance of preserving the deal in his outgoing cabinet speech, but Supreme Leader Khamenei cautioned the challenges of engaging with the West.
  • July 8, 2021
    Iranian president-elect Raisi has expressed support for restoring the JCPOA, but talks remain stalled as his advisors review the progress made during the first six rounds of negotiations. The IAEA's temporary monitoring arrangement with Iran remains in limbo, and the agency's multi-year probe into Iran's possible undeclared nuclear activities continues.
  • July 1, 2021

    Iran’s election of Ebrahim Raisi to be the country’s next president could complicate efforts to restore compliance with the 2015 nuclear deal.a

  • July 1, 2021

    Iran has failed to adequately explain its past nuclear activities to the International Atomic Energy Agency, affecting the agency’s ability to verify the peaceful nature of the program, the IAEA director-general has said.

  • June 7, 2021
    Iran's enriched uranium stockpile continues to grow, according to one of two new IAEA reports. The second details Iran's slow cooperation with the agency's investigation into its pre-2003 nuclear activities. In Vienna, diplomats remain entrenched in discussions toward restoring the nuclear deal.
  • June 1, 2021

    Any optimism must be tempered by the recent fighting between Israel and Hamas, but the diplomatic building blocks of future disarmament progress may be falling in place.

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