Iranian Nuclear Game Timeline

Feb 08 2016

Iran's Duplicitous Nuclear Strategy

Satellite imagery obtained by Stratfor illustrates Tehran's efforts to hide activity that could be related to its nuclear program.
Feb 04 2016

In Iran, Election Season Rhetoric Heats Up

The Islamic Republic's supreme leader weighed in against the country's reformists, who are likely to face reversals in February elections.
Jan 27 2016

Iran: First Post-Sanctions Crude Shipments Set Sail

Iran's first shipments of crude oil since the lifting of sanctions two weeks ago departed from the country's main oil terminal for Japan and China on Jan. 27, an unnamed Iranian Oil Ministry official said, Kyodo reported.
Jan 22 2016

A Sunni Alliance Creates Strange Bedfellows

Turkey has to officially recognize the government in Cairo if Egypt is to be a part of the Saudi-led coalition.
Jan 17 2016

U.S.: Sanctions Imposed On Iran Over Recent Missile Test

The United States imposed fresh sanctions on Iranian companies and individuals Jan. 17 over a recent ballistic missile test, BBC reported.
Jan 16 2016

The West Lifts Sanctions Against Iran: Now What?

Sanctions relief will be a welcome reprieve for the Iranian economy, but for President Hassan Rouhani and his supporters, the reprieve may have come too late.
Jan 15 2016

Iran: Likely Report Will Pave Way For Sanctions Relief

A report verifying that Iran has kept its promises under a nuclear agreement it reached with world powers last July is likely to be issued Jan. 16, Reuters reported Jan. 15.
Jan 14 2016

Iran: EU Economic Sanctions Relief Extended Ahead Of Nuclear Deal Implementation

The European Union extended its suspension of economic sanctions against Iran until Jan. 28, ahead of the implementation of the country's nuclear deal with world powers that appears imminent, Reuters reported Jan. 14.
Jan 14 2016

Why U.S.-Iran Relations Can Survive an Election Year

The forces underpinning the new diplomatic arrangement between Washington and Tehran should not be underestimated.
Jan 12 2016

Iran: Nuclear Official Denies Sealing Of Arak Reactor

An Iranian nuclear official denied that technicians dismantled the core of the country's heavy-water reactor and filled it with concrete, as was recently reported by Iran's Fars News Agency, AP reported Jan. 12.
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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