Iranian Nuclear Program

Iranian Interpretation of the JCPOA: Statements from Iranian Officials

Rouhani: Violating UNSC Resolution 2231 does not violate the JCPOA. President Hassan Rouhani discussed future elections, the government’s economic goals, and the legal review process for the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) during a press conference on August 29. 

Iran Tracker Blog: Iran has no qualms about exploiting the nuclear deal’s weaknesses

If there is one thing the Iranian leadership wants you to know, it is that the recently signedJoint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) will not in any way compromise Iran’s ability to defend itself from military coercion or attack. The language in the United Nations Security Council Resolution (UNSCR) 2231 endorses the nuclear deal, but also continues the ballistic missile and conventional arms embargoes for e

In Depth: The Iran Nuclear Deal and Sanctions Relief

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Dismantling the Iran Sanctions Regime

Iran Tracker Blog: President Rouhani lays out vision for the new Middle East

Obama Presents A False Dichotomy On Iran

President Obama and his supporters have done a terrific job of framing the debate over the Iran nuclear agreement as a choice between taking the deal or opting for war. They continually challenge critics to articulate an alternative to the deal, claiming that there isn’t one. This is a superb debating technique, and it has put critics on the defensive.

Iran Tracker Blog: Khamenei has his own tough sell on the nuke deal

Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei is still holding back from fully endorsing last week’s announced Iran deal: the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). His reticence is smart and to be expected. Khamenei must appear above the fray of Iran’s internal politics while in reality he is intimately involved in their orchestration.

Why They're Cheering in Tehran

Iranians celebrate on the streets following a nuclear deal with major powers, in Tehran July 14, 2015. (Reuters).

The Day After A Deal: What To Expect From Iran

A nuclear agreement will inject a large cash windfall into Iran’s ailing economy.

Iran Tracker Blog: Near to a nuclear deal, Iran grapples with bigger headaches

As the world is focusing on the yet-again extended nuclear talks, Iranian leaders are expressing ever greater concerns about the perceived threats from ISIS and Saudi Arabia. How Tehran may respond, including deploying ground forces in Iraq, should give everyone pause.

Iran Tracker Blog: Did Iran’s leaders admit they are intellectually bankrupt?

Iran is perhaps facing its most ominous security environment since the Iran-Iraq War, yet Iranian leaders are being surprisingly open and frank about the severe challenges they face and their need to find better strategies in response.