ISIS Iran Reports

The following reports address specific issues in Iran's nuclear programs, whether imagery analysis of ongoing work at a nuclear site such as Natanz, our assessment of the latest IAEA report on Iran’s implementation of its safeguards obligations, or a summary of where the various U.S. Presidential candidates stand on the issues.


Archive: August 2012

August 30, 2012: ISIS Analysis of IAEA Iran Safeguards Report from August 30, 2012,

Iran’s Refusal for Access to Parchin Hindering Effective Verification; Little Hope for Structured Agreement to Resolve Issues on Iran’s Past and Possibly On-Going Military Activities; Rate of 20% LEU Production Increases but the Number of Cascades Producing the Material Remains Constant; Number of Installed Centrifuges at Fordow Doubles; Production of 3.5% Enriched Uranium Increases Slightly; Advanced Centrifuge Program Still Troubled and Makes No Visible Progress.

August 15, 2012: British Bank Accused of Doing Massive Illegal Iran Business: Settles with New York Authorities,

Standard Chartered settles for $340 million in the case of its illicit dealings with Iran worth close to $250 billion.

August 12, 2012: Major U.S. Sting Operation Arrests Iranian in Nuclear Smuggling Network,

The US Justice Department indicted an Iranian and a Chinese national in yet another case illegal procurement of dual use items for the Iranian nuclear program.

August 1, 2012: Cleanup Activity at Suspected Parchin Test Site Appears Complete: Site Considerably Altered,

Satellite imagery from July 25, 2012 suggests that suspected cleanup activity at the Parchin high explosive site is now complete. No prospect yet of IAEA access to the site.