Iran and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) have adopted a “practical and pragmatic approach” to resolving safeguards issues.
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)
Although some issues remain, negotiators seeking to revive the 2015 Iran nuclear deal say they are near agreement.
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.
Useful resources for media and others on the 2015 nuclear deal as talks progress in Vienna on restoring the agreement.
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.
The eighth round of negotiations on reviving the 2015 deal resumed in January.
Iran granted the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) access to replace cameras at a site that manufactures centrifuge parts.
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.
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.
As negotiations to restore the 2015 nuclear deal resumed, Iran’s uranium-enrichment program continued to grow, deepening international concerns.
Iran continues to block International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) inspectors from accessing a nuclear facility and installing new surveillance equipment.
Iran’s refusal to allow inspectors to access a site where centrifuge components are produced is escalating tensions ahead of the resumption of talks to restore the 2015 nuclear deal.
Iran has said it will resume talks, stalled since June, on restoring the 2015 nuclear deal known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action.
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