Iranian Nuclear Game Timeline

Dec 11 2014

Iran: Israel Will Not Push For Tougher Sanctions, Official Says

Israel will not press for tighter sanctions on Iran before the June 30 deadline for the completion of nuclear talks between Iran and P-5+1 powers, Intelligence Ministry official Yuval Wollman said, Reuters reported Dec. 11.
Dec 11 2014

Russia Refocuses on the Middle East

Russia's diplomatic activities in the region have less to do with bilateral relations than with keeping the United States preoccupied.
Dec 10 2014

Iran: European Court Compensates Iranian Firm In Sanctions Case

The European General Court ruled Dec. 9 that an Iranian firm be compensated 50,000 euros (some $62,000) for being included in the EU sanctions list, IRNA reported Dec. 10.
Nov 25 2014

The Islamic State Reshapes the Middle East

The group's rise has minimized once-pressing issues in the region, including Iran's nuclear ambitions.
Nov 24 2014

The U.S.-Iran Talks Transcend the Nuclear Issue

Washington and Tehran's willingness to continue talks is more important than a prompt resolution.
Nov 24 2014

Strategic Reversal: The United States, Iran, and the Middle East

To solve the complex problems of the Middle East, the American president must reach an understanding with Iran.
Oct 27 2014

Saudi Arabia Puts a Diplomatic Initiative With Iran on Hold

The Saudis miscalculated when they started to openly engage with the Rouhani government.
Oct 22 2014

A Busy Day in Tehran

Nearby crises, nuclear negotiations and leadership questions are demanding all of Iran's attention.
Oct 08 2014

Iran: Tehran, IAEA Conclude Two Days Of Talks

Iran and the International Atomic Energy Agency concluded two days of talks on Iran's nuclear program Oct. 8, BBC reported.
Sep 26 2014

At the U.N., Searching for Substance Amid the Noise

This year's U.N. General Assembly has been a snooze, but major global issues are unfolding.
Sep 07 2014

Iran: Tehran Denies Reports Of Agreement On Number Of Centrifuges

Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi denied media reports that Tehran had reached an agreement with Washington to reduce its number of centrifuges to 7,000, IRNA reported Sept. 7.
Overview

Headlines about Iran’s nuclear program focus mostly on the offensive threat to Israel, but Tehran’s long-term goal is actually to develop a
defensive nuclear program. Despite attracting economic sanctions and a U.S. military buildup in the Persian Gulf, Iran’s nuclear weapons program has fostered ongoing talks with the West and has proved useful in competitions with regional rivals.

Key Analysis

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