Iranian Nuclear Game Timeline

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 21 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 25 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.
Aug 29 2014

Iran: U.S. Imposes New Sanctions

The United States imposed a new round of sanctions on individuals and entities tied to Iran's nuclear and missile programs on Aug. 29, the U.S. Treasury Department said, AFP reported.
Aug 21 2014

In Iran, a Cabinet Member's Ouster Reveals a Divide in Government

The recent impeachment of the minister of science shows the extent to which conservative hard-liners are working to limit the president's influence.
Aug 18 2014

Iran: Nuclear Deal Not A Treaty, Foreign Ministry Legal Adviser Says

Iranian Foreign Ministry legal adviser Jamshid Momtaz said Aug. 18 that the Joint Plan of Action, an interim nuclear deal signed by Iran and P-5+1 members Nov. 24, is not an international treaty and that both sides are to take action voluntarily in six or 10 months, BBC reported, citing Iranian state-run news agency IRNA.
Aug 07 2014

Iran: Day of Nuclear Talks Ends in Geneva

U.S. and Iranian representatives reached the end of one-day bilateral nuclear negotiations at the deputy foreign minister level in Geneva, according to members of the Iranian delegation, the Islamic Republic News Agency reported Aug. 7.
Jul 29 2014

Iran: U.S. Negotiator Says No Guarantee Extensions For Nuclear Agreement Will End

The United States will not guarantee that there will not be further extensions for an interim nuclear agreement with Iran, the lead U.S. nuclear negotiator said, Reuters reported July 29.
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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