Iran In Brief

Archive: October 2010

Probable Steady Production Rate of 20 Percent Enriched Uranium in Iran

October 21, 2010

On October 20, the head of Iran’s Atomic Energy Organization (AEOI), Ali Akbar Salehi, announced that Iran had produced “almost” 30 kilograms (kg) of 19.75 percent enriched uranium hexafluoride.  This is up from 22 kg produced as of August 20, 2010, according to the International Atomic Energy Agency’s (IAEA) Read More ›

Release of Comprehensive Book on Iran, Including History of Nuclear Program

October 20, 2010 would like to highlight the release of a new book published jointly by the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and the United States Institute of Peace and edited by Robin Wright, entitled “The Iran Primer: Power, Politics, and U.S. Policy.”  The book is now available for reading online at:

ISIS’s David Albright and Andrea… Read More ›

Chinese Firms Continue to Evade Iran Sanctions

October 19, 2010

The Washington Post’s John Pomfret reported on October 18 that Chinese firms continue to evade Iran sanctions to supply its nuclear, missile, and military programs with needed dual-use goods.  Pomfret reports that State Department Special Advisor for Nonproliferation and Arms Control Robert J. Einhorn visited China last month to hand deliver a list containing evidence of cases involving… Read More ›

Comprehensive Piece on Iranian Military Equipment Smuggler and U.S. Sting Operation

October 5, 2010 would like to highlight a comprehensive investigative report, including exclusive interviews, video, and photographs, by John Shiffman of The Philadelphia Enquirer, which details the U.S. sting operation, arrest, detainment, and sentencing of Amir Hossein Ardebili.  Ardebili was a “prolific” military parts smuggler who worked in Iran to supply the Iranian military with needed dual-use goods.  U.S.… Read More ›