Iran In Brief

Archive: May 2009

ISIS Report on Iran’s Illicit Procurement Activities‏

May 21, 2009

ISIS has been tracking Iranian attempts to illicitly procure high quality parts and materials for its military and nuclear complex. Two case studies were released today that illustrate and analyze Iranian attempts to illicitly procure aircraft components from U.S. companies by using false end user information and foreign trading companies.

The two cases studies show that efforts by the United… Read More ›

ISIS Recommends

May 14, 2009

The excellent staff report by the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Iran: Where We Are Today.  The 13-page report contains a tightly written summary of Iran’s recent nuclear history, a review of its current capabilities and a forthright, non-partisan appraisal of the diplomatic options.  The report concludes, on the basis of discussions with government officials in the… Read More ›

U.S. calls for universal adherence to NPT

May 6, 2009

Assistant Secretary of State Rose Gottemoeller told delegates attending the Nonproliferation Treaty (NPT) preparatory committee at the United Nations yesterday that “Universal adherence to the NPT itself, including by India, Israel, Pakistan and North Korea ... remains a fundamental objective of the United States.”  She referred to Iran only indirectly, calling for “consequences for those breaking the… Read More ›