Since May 2019, Iran has breached limits imposed by the JCPOA every 60 days. While none of the violations pose a near-term proliferation risk, taken together, Iran’s systematic and provocative violations of the nuclear deal are cause for concern and jeopardize the future of the deal.
Iran takes fourth retaliatory step after U.S. pullout from 2015 agreement.
A special issue reporting on the details of the November 11, 2019, IAEA report.
In Iran's most recent breach of the JCPOA, President Hassan Rouhani directed technicians to feed UF6 into centrifuges at the Fordow facility, which is intended to be converted to a research and medical isotope facility, and the U.S. renewed sanctions waivers to allow for continued nonproliferation projects at Fordow and elsewhere, but it is unclear whether the sanctions waiver for Fordow will be revoked.
Iran may be trying to leverage greater European action for the sanctions relief, but its latest actions will further complicate tensions
A French effort nearly brought together the United States and Iran to address the troubled JCPOA.
Iran has begun to test advanced centrifuges as it furthers its noncompliance with the 2015 nuclear deal.
Iran has threatened a third breach of limits imposed on its nuclear program by the JCPOA, and a recent IAEA report poses questions about Tehran’s cooperation with the Agency’s safeguards inspections. European efforts to salvage the Iran Deal have come to a standstill. Complicating matters further, the United States and the E3 have blamed Iran for a September attack on a Saudi Arabian oil refinery.
While Iran’s decision to breach a third JCPOA nuclear limit does not pose a near-term proliferation risk, it is worrisome and could be followed by more serious steps if the United States continues to reject reasonable offers for dialogue and for easing tensions.
Iran exceeds limits set by the 2015 nuclear deal.
Kelsey Davenport guest authored this contribution to the U.S. Institute of Peace's "The Iran Primer" following Iran's uranium enrichment level breach earlier this month.
A new report details the extent to which 11 key states are fulfilling, promoting, or undermining 10 standards identified as critical elements of the nonproliferation and disarmament regime.
This new report is the fourth in a series that assesses the extent to which 11 key states are fulfilling, promoting, or undermining 10 standards identified as critical elements of the nonproliferation and disarmament regime. Collectively, states fared worse on the majority of criteria when compared with the prior edition covering the 2013–2016 period.
The Trump administration’s apparent redline with Iran is unnecessary, unwise, and dangerous.