Iranian Nuclear Game Timeline

Aug 25 2016

Iran: Tehran Confirms Intercept Of U.S. Naval Vessel

Tehran confirmed on Aug. 25 earlier reports that four Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps vessels approached and gave a warning to a U.S. Navy ship transiting in waters near the Strait of Hormuz on Aug. 24, ISNA reported.
Aug 14 2016

Iran: Russia To Construct 2 Nuclear Power Plants

Iran and Russia will construct two nuclear power plants in Iran, a spokesman of the Iranian parliament's National Security and Foreign Policy Committee said, Sputnik reported Aug. 14.
Jul 29 2016

Iran Beefs up Its Air Defenses

Construction on a facility near Tehran coincides with the delivery of new Russian-made systems.
Jul 18 2016

Iran: Secret Document Reveals New Nuclear Deal Details

A secret document connected to last year's Iran nuclear deal and made public on July 18 revealed that restrictions on Iran's nuclear program will begin to ease four years before the official agreement expires, AP reported.
Jul 12 2016

U.K.: Iran's Central Bank, U.S. Treasury, International Banks To Hold Talks

Talks will take place July 12 in London involving Iran's central bank, U.S. Treasury officials and representatives from international banks, British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond said, Reuters reported.
Jun 15 2016

Iran, U.S.: Top Officials Meet In Norway

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry met with Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif in Norway on June 15 on the sidelines of the 2016 Oslo Forum, Tasnim News Agency reported.
May 31 2016

Iran: Nuclear Official Says European Countries Will Buy Heavy Water

The head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran, Ali Akbar Salehi, said unnamed European countries are prepared to buy 20 tons of heavy water from Iran, the Tasnim News Agency and Sputnik reported May 31.
May 27 2016

The Biggest Obstacle to Iran's Energy Makeover Is Itself

The country's elites agree that some foreign investment and technology is needed to get the hydrocarbons industry back on track, but they agree on little else.
Apr 01 2016

U.S.: Iran Will Need Time To Reintegrate Into The Global Economy, Obama Says

U.S. President Barack Obama said the Iranian nuclear deal has been largely successful but it will take time for Iran to reintegrate into the global economy, Reuters reported April 1.
Mar 31 2016

Iran's Guard Stays Up in the Face of Reform

The last-minute cancellation of a state visit to Austria highlights a recurring problem facing economic reform efforts in Iran.
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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