1967: Start-up of the U.S.-supplied 5-megawatt Tehran Research Reactor (TRR). 1970: Iran signs the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty (NPT). 1974: Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) is established. 1979: German construction of the Bushehr nuclear power reactors,…
Executive Director Valerie Lincy and Sharon Squassoni discuss increasing transparency under the JCPOA.
North Korea conducted several successful SLBM tests in 2016, already has tested several new missile systems in 2017, and may test an ICBM this year.
Executive Director Valerie Lincy's remarks on transparency under the Iran nuclear deal at VCDNP's event: Transparency and the NPT: New Goals and Norms
On April 24, 2017, the United States sanctioned 271 employees of Syria’s Scientific Studies and Research Center (SSRC) in response to the Assad government’s April 4 sarin gas attack in Khan Sheikoun. The designations aim to further punish SSRC itself, rather than the contribution of any single individual. As such, the action highlights SSRC's central role in Syria's non-conventional weapon programs.
Record U.S. penalties imposed on ZTE may not be enough to deter the Chinese telecom giant and others from violating Iran sanctions.
The United Arab Emirates has long served as a hub for international trade. It has the Persian Gulf’s largest seaport and airport and is the largest export market for the…
North Korea conducted its fifth nuclear weapons test in September 2016, which was its strongest to date. At the same time, operations continue at the Yongbyon Nuclear Research Center, North Korea’s primary fissile material production facility. Pyongyang is producing both plutonium and highly enriched uranium (HEU) at Yongbyon, and is expanding operations there.
How to increase transparency under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action.
Two men based in the Los Angeles area were arrested on October 26, 2016 on federal charges related to a conspiracy to export military aircraft parts and other defense items to…