Iran In Brief

Archive: February 2009

ISIS Analysis of the February 19 IAEA Safeguards Report

February 19, 2009

On February 19, 2009, the IAEA released its latest Report  on the implementation of the NPT safeguards and the United Nations Security Council resolutions in regards to Iran’s nuclear program.

ISIS has followed these developments very closely and has released an analysis based on the three principal observations of the IAEA report: the increase in the number of… Read More ›

Reading the Tea Leaves:  Obama Administration officials on Iran

February 13, 2009

There is a great deal of discussion about a perceived shift in Obama administration policy on Iran, captured best perhaps by this LATimes piece by Greg Miller.  Miller summarizes recent statements by President Obama, CIA Director Leon Panetta and Director of National Intelligence Dennis Blair on Iran noting that they all broadly acknowledge Iran is… Read More ›

ISIS report on Iran’s uranium reserves

February 11, 2009

Are Iran’s dwindling yellowcake supplies and its indigenous mining capabilities enough to sustain the fuel cycle for a commercial nuclear power program? The latest ISIS report analyzes Iran’s current uranium stock and its potential mining capabilities based on reports and observations of its Saghand and Gchine mining facilities and the Ardekan processing plant.  What are the potential steps that Iran… Read More ›

No progress on diplomatic next steps

February 5, 2009

Yesterday’s meeting in Wiesbaden, Germany of political directors from the United States, China, Russia, France, the United Kingdom and Germany reached no substantive conclusions about next diplomatic steps toward Iran.  The lack of action should not come as a surprise.  Secretary of State Clinton has said that Iran policy is… Read More ›

Germany tightens trade restrictions; Can it do more?

February 2, 2009

Hermes cover is used when private companies sell to countries or entities in countries deemed risky by credit markets; the government provides guarantees in case… Read More ›