“It will take all of us working together – government officials, and diplomats, academic experts, and scientists, activists, and organizers – to come up with new and innovative approaches to strengthen transparency and predictability, reduce risk, and forge the next generation of arms control agreements.”
– Wendy Sherman
U.S. Deputy Secretary of State
June 2, 2022
  • May 1, 2021

    Russia, China, and Iran are failing to fully comply with treaties related to nuclear and chemical weapons, according to a State Department report.

  • April 21, 2021

    Members of the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran are making progress toward restoring the nuclear agreement, as the United States and Iran both appear committed to returning to compliance with the accord. Negotiations have not been without hiccups, and an act of sabotage on Iran's Natanz facility threatened to derail talks. Iran celebrated its National Nuclear Day April 10.

  • April 12, 2021

    The alleged sabotage of Iran's Natanz nuclear facility comes during a critical phase in the ongoing diplomatic efforts to bring the United States and Iran back into compliance with the 2015 multilateral nuclear deal.

  • April 1, 2021

    Nearly three years after the United States exited the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, Washington and Tehran now agree on the need to restore mutual compliance, but they remain in a stalement about how exactly to do so.

  • April 1, 2021

    Iran says a meeting is unnecessary for a return to compliance with the accord.

  • April 1, 2021

    A European resolution to censure Iran was withdrawn out of concern it could upset efforts to restore compliance with the JCPOA.

  • March 24, 2021

    The United States and Iran remain at a standstill over a mutual return to the JCPOA. As Iran continues to ratchet up its nuclear activities in violation of the deal, members of Congress have sought to undermine the Biden administration's return to diplomacy.

  • March 15, 2021

    Iran has breached key limits of the JCPOA since May 2019, gradually increasing the proliferation risk posed by its civilian nuclear program. Taken together, Iran's systematic and provocative violations of the nuclear deal are cause for concern and jeopardize the future of the deal. 

  • March 8, 2021

    An exercise of restraint at the IAEA Board of Governors meeting may have preserved the space for diplomatic efforts to save the 2015 nuclear deal.

  • March 1, 2021

    Temporary deal softens the impact of Iranian move to stop compliance with enhanced inspections as U.S. and Iranian leaders prod each other to meet JCPOA obligations.

  • March 1, 2021

    Domestic law requires provocative actions designed to bring the United States back into compliance with the 2015 nuclear deal.

  • February 26, 2021

    Iran and the IAEA reached an interim monitoring agreement days before Iran suspended implementation of the additional protocol to its safeguards agreement. Iran's enriched uranium stockpile continues to grow, according to a new IAEA report. Biden administration officials took certain positive steps indicating a shift in U.S. diplomacy toward Iran.

  • February 22, 2021

    Nonproliferation experts are calling on the European Union, the United States, and Iran to begin talks on restoring compliance with the JCPOA

  • February 12, 2021

    To help explain what’s at stake and what needs to happen to restore compliance with the JCPOA and create conditions for follow-on talks, the ACA policy staff has produced three new factsheets.

    • January 28, 2021

      Biden officials continue to express their support for U.S. re-entry to the JCPOA, but caution that restoring the agreement may take time. Iran supports the restoration of the deal but is also pursuing steps in further violation of its obligations under the JCPOA in accordance with its December 2020 nuclear law.