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Background and Key Resources: Iran Nuclear Negotiations

Top diplomats from the P5+1 (China, France, Germany, Russia, the United Kingdom, and the United States) and Iran are working to finalize a comprehensive, long-term nuclear deal to block Iran’s potential pathways to a nuclear weapon.  Negotiators have made significant progress toward a final deal since the November 2013 Joint Plan of Action was reached. On April 2 in Lausanne, Iran and the P5+1 agreed on key parameters for a final, comprehensive nuclear deal. Both sides aim to finalize a comprehensive deal by June 30, 2015.

Below are must-read resources to better understand the issues at state and the anticipated Iran deal. If you are a member of the media and would like to speak to one of our experts, contact Communications Director Timothy Farnsworth at 202-463-8270, ext 110 or email [email protected].


“Iran Nuclear Policy Brief: An Effective, Verifiable Nuclear Deal with Iran,” Arms Control Association, Iran Nuclear Policy Brief, UPDATED: July 23, 2015.

Addressing Iran’s Ballistic Missiles in the JCPOA and UNSC Resolution," Arms Control Association, Issue Brief, July 27, 2015.

Iran Nuclear Brief: Iranian Missiles and the Comprehensive Nuclear Deal,” Arms Control Association, Threat Assessment Brief, May 7, 2014.

"IAEA Verification of the Iran Nuclear Deal: 10 Hot Issues," by Thomas E. Shea, Arms Control Now, July 23, 2015.

Under a Microscope: Monitoring and Verification in an Iran Deal,” Arms Control Association, Issue Brief, April 29, 2015.


The Verification Challenge: Iran and the IAEA,” by Thomas E. Shea, Arms Control Today, June 2015.

A Win-Win Solution for Iran's Arak Reactor,” by Ali Ahmad, Frank von Hippel, Alexander Glaser, and Zia Mian, Arms Control Today, April 2014.

Fact Sheets

Implementation of the Iran-IAEA Framework at a Glance,” Arms Control Association, Fact Sheet, June 2015.

Implementation of the Joint Plan of Action at a Glance,” Arms Control Association, Fact Sheet, February 2015.

UN Security Council Resolutions on Iran,” Arms Control Association, Fact Sheet, August 2015.

Timeline of Nuclear Diplomacy with Iran,” Arms Control Association, Fact Sheet, May 2015.

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