Buried in the most recent round of US sanctions against Iran is a titbit that might provide some insight into one of the most tightly-held secrets of Tehran’s nuclear programme: its future capability to produce weapons-useable plutonium. Continue reading Iran: Hot cells, hot fuss?
Bank Mellat is one of the largest banks, and the largest privately owned bank, in Iran. It has allegedly been involved in providing financial services that have enabled procurement in some areas of Iran’s nuclear programme. Sanctions were imposed on Bank Mellat by the US and the EU in 2007 and 2010.
On the 5th June 2013, the UN Security Council extended the mandate of the expert panel established to monitor the implementation of Security Council sanctions on the Islamic Republic of Iran, following its failure to cooperate with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) about its nuclear programme. Dr. Jonathan Brewer, a visiting professor of the Centre for Science and Security Studies in King’s College London, has been a member of the panel since 2010. Continue reading UN Panel of Experts on Iran Sanctions Renewed
On 11 June 2014, the UN’s Panel of Experts established pursuant to UNSCR 1929 (2010) – a panel set up to monitor the implementation of UN sanctions on Iran – released its 2013-2014 report. This report goes further in its judgments than the reports of previous years in showing that Iran is breaching sanctions by procuring both controlled and non-controlled items. Continue reading 2013-2014 report from the UN’s Iran sanctions panel of experts
By Ian J. Stewart, Andrea Stricker, and David Albright.
Project Alpha at King’s College Londonand ISIS have collaborated on a case study of a highly important topic: the continued sale or diversion of controlled and dual-use goods through China to Iran’s nuclear program. Continue reading Chinese Citizen’s Involvement in the Supply of MKS Pressure Transducers to Iran: Preventing a Reoccurrence
Several media outlets including the BBC are reporting that a Chinese man was arrested at Heathrow in February on charges issued by the US authorities related to the export of thousands of pressure transducers to Iran. Continue reading UK Arrest Following Supply of US-Origin Pressure Transducers to Iran
On 24th November 2013, Iran and the P5+1 (representatives of the US, UK, France, Russia, China and Germany) reached interim agreement regarding a pathway to resolving the country’s outstanding nuclear issues. This initial ‘interim agreement’ is likely to be followed by further negotiations with the intention of reaching a lasting deal over the coming months. Continue reading Implications of the Interim Agreement with Iran for Businesses