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.
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.
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.
As the new chair of a multilateral initiative, the United Kingdom is trying to refocus international attention on minimizing the use of highly enriched uranium.
The E.U. reports an agreement is shaping up to return the U.S. and Iran to their 2015 deal.
Iran has agreed to extend a critical temporary monitoring arrangement with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) for one month, the agency reported May 24.
Progress reportedly continues despite efforts by opponents, especially in Iran and Israel, to blow up the discussions.
Russia, China, and Iran are failing to fully comply with treaties related to nuclear and chemical weapons, according to a State Department report.
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.
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.
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.
Iran says a meeting is unnecessary for a return to compliance with the accord.
A European resolution to censure Iran was withdrawn out of concern it could upset efforts to restore compliance with the JCPOA.
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.
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.