Bait and Switch on New Iran Missile Sanctions

Last week, the White House backtracked on plans to impose new financial sanctions on Iran’s ballistic missile program.  The Wall Street Journal reported on December 30 that the Treasury Department…

Iran Moves to Implement Nuclear Deal by January

Iran is taking steps to expedite the implementation of the nuclear deal, which Iranian deputy foreign minister Abbas Araqchi expects in “early January.”[1]  An early January implementation date now looks…

Iran Nuclear Deal Takes Effect: What’s Next?

The nuclear agreement with Iran—the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action—took effect on October 18, 2015.  On that date, called “Adoption Day,” the United States and European Union published the legal…

What to Watch for after Implementation Day

Foreign ministers from the P5+1 countries and Iran met on September 28 for the first time since the nuclear agreement was finalized in July.  The parties are focused on the…