Why Hasn’t the IAEA Followed Up Iran’s Inspection Offer?

The Marivan Mystery by Gareth Porter When Iran offered last month to allow the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to visit the Marivan region near the border with Iraq, the IAEA might have been expected to respond with alacrity to… Continue Reading  

Iran’s Enrichment Offer: A Postscript

by Peter Jenkins As a postscript to my previous post, I want to draw attention to two bits of news that I came across later that day, and to offer brief comments. Iran’s Foreign Minister, Mohammad-Javad Zarif, addresses the Nuclear Diplomacy Seminar… Continue Reading  

The Parchin Puzzle

by Robert Kelley In the seemingly never-ending debate over Iran’s nuclear program, specifically the “possible military dimensions,” or PMD, of its past work, much has been made over the thus-far frustrated demands by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to… Continue Reading  

Security Council Resolutions: Barrier to Iran Nuclear Deal?

by François Nicoullaud Paris, France—This is not the first time that we may have trapped ourselves when drafting UN Security Council (UNSC) resolutions that were intended to trap another country—in this case, Iran. The present situation recalls in some respects… Continue Reading  

Iran Nuclear Talks: What Each Side Wants

by Dina Esfandiary Another round of talks between world powers and Iran begins in Vienna this week. Today, both sides want a deal, and fast. The positive atmosphere that characterised the recent rounds will likely endure. Gone are the days… Continue Reading