Iran Nuclear Deal Is Working: Access Debates No Cause for Alarm

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by Mark Fitzpatrick It was entirely proper for United States ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley to visit the Vienna headquarters of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) on 23 August to encourage robust verification of the 2015 Iran… Continue Reading  

The Nonproliferation Impact of Iran Nuclear Deal Implementation Day

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by Kelsey Davenport On January 16, EU High Representative Federica Mogherini and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif announced that Tehran completed its nuclear-related commitments under the July 2015 nuclear agreement and sanctions were lifted accordingly. Zaif and Mogherini said… Continue Reading  

Iran’s Nuclear Aberration

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by Peter Jenkins It was inevitable that some of the headlines greeting the International Atomic Energy Agency’s (IAEA) final assessment of military nuclear research in Iran would be variations on the theme of “Iran’s nuclear weapon program confirmed.” In reality… Continue Reading  

Inside Cardin’s Anti-Deal Legislation

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by Tyler Cullis  In tandem with the announcement of his opposition to the Iran nuclear accord last week, Sen. Ben Cardin (D-MD) declared his intent to introduce new legislation aimed at forging a “functional, bipartisan approach to Iran” in the wake… Continue Reading  

Why Iran Suspects Western Calls for Transparency

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by Emma Scott On May 20, Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei spoke at the Imam Hussein Military University in Tehran. Referring to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), the U.N. watchdog mandated to deal with nuclear issues, he said that… Continue Reading