Iran In Brief

Archive: February 2010

February 18, 2010 IAEA Safeguards Report on Iran Released

February 18, 2010

The IAEA has released the latest Safeguards Report on Iran’s nuclear program. ISIS will be issuing an analysis of the new data in the IAEA report later on today.
You can find the full text of this and all other IAEA reports in our Documents section. 

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France, Russia and United States write to Amano on Iran

February 16, 2010

Politico has posted the text of a letter signed by the ambassadors of France, Russia and the United States to the IAEA in Vienna expressing regret about Iran’s decision to begin enrichment to 20 percent and reiterating support for the LEU swap arrangement proposed by the IAEA in October.  Russia’s signature indicates more stiffening… Read More ›

Busting the Members at the Core of Iran’s Smuggling Networks

February 16, 2010

ISIS has released four case studies detailing incidents of illicit trade by Iran as well as a summary piece on the efforts by the United States to arrest Iranians at the core of the Iranian regime’s smuggling efforts. The case involving Majid Kakavand is particularly timely. The U.S. is currently trying to extradite Kakavand from France. The judge has stated… Read More ›

Iran’s enrichment for the Tehran Research Reactor:  Update

February 9, 2010

Today Reuters and the Washington Post reported that Iran has announced that it has began enrichment of LEU to 19.75% in order to produce fuel for the Tehran research reactor. The enrichment is taking place at the Natanz pilot plant with a single cascade of 164 centrifuges.
ISIS takes a look at the technical aspects of process and… Read More ›

Iran’s recent statements about production of fuel for the Tehran Research Reactor:  A quick review

February 8, 2010

Iranian President Ahmadinejad recently stated that he had instructed the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran to prepare for the production of 19.75% enriched uranium in order to produce fuel for the Tehran Research Reactor should the IAEA brokered fuel swap deal fail to take place. Following Ahmadinejad’s statements were those of Ali Akbar Salehi, the head of the AEOI, who… Read More ›

Annual Threat Assessment of the US Intelligence Community

February 2, 2010

The report released on February 2, 2010 by the office of the Director of National Intelligence contains a new analysis of proliferation threats including North Korea and the Iranian nuclear program.

Annual Threat Assessment of the US Intelligence Community

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