The Persistence of Falsehoods About the Iran Nuclear Agreement

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by Paul R. Pillar The biggest current threat to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), the agreement that limits Iran’s nuclear program, comes from Donald Trump’s obsession with killing the accord. That obsession is driven by his impulse to… 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  

Text of April 2 Agreement with Iran

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The following document, released on April 2 by the State Department press office, itemizes the points of agreement between Iran, the P5+1 (the UN Security Council members plus Germany), and the European Union. Its official title is: Parameters for a… Continue Reading  

Let Nuclear Sanctions on Iran Serve Their Final Purpose

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by Peter Jenkins The kerfuffle over congressional moves to impose additional sanctions on Iran is obscuring a question that requires attention. Have the US and EU understood that the nuclear negotiations will not yield the non-proliferation measures that the US… Continue Reading  

Iran Nuclear Talks: Is a Deal by Nov. 24 Possible?

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by Ellie Geranmayeh Intensive nuclear talks between Iran and various world powers this week in Oman did little to signal that a comprehensive deal is on track to meet its 24 November deadline. But then again, a similar mood surrounded the… Continue Reading