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UN: Questions Remain on Nuclear Research

On February 19, the U.N. nuclear watchdog reported that Iran has yet to provide explanations regarding possible military dimensions of its nuclear program.

UN: Little Progress on Iran Nuclear Program

            Iran still has not provided information on key areas of investigation into the potential military dimensions of its nuclear pro

U.N. Nuclear Watchdog Chief on Iran

             International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Director General Yukiya Amano called on Iran to take concrete measures to resol

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UN: Mixed Progress on Iran Nuke Program

            Iran has begun fulfilling additional commitments it made in July to rollback its nuclear program, according to the latest quar

UN: Iran Complying with Interim Nuke Deal

             On August 20, the U.N.

UN: Iran Still Complying with Nuclear Deal

            The U.N.

Iran and IAEA: On Past Military Dimensions

           On May 21, Iran and the U.N.

U.N. Report: Iran Cut Nuclear Stockpile 75%

            Iran is ahead of schedule in implementing the interim nuclear deal, according to the U.N. nuclear watchdog.

Iran Complying with Interim Nuke Agreement

           On March 20, the U.N.

UN Watchdog: Iran Implementing Nuke Deal

       On March 3, the U.N.

UN Report: Iran’s Uranium Stockpile Shrunk

            Iran’s stockpile of higher-enriched uranium has shrunk significantly for the first time in four years, according to a ne

Iran and U.N. Watchdog Agree on Next Steps

            On February 8 and 9, the U.N.

White House: Details of Implementing Iran Nuclear Deal

            On January 16, the White House released the details of implementing the nuclear deal signed by Iran and the world’s six m

UN Report: Iran Has Slowed Nuclear Program

            Iran has virtually halted upgrading its uranium enrichment capacity, according to the latest quarterly report from the Internat

Iran Provides UN More Access to Nuclear Sites

            On November 11, Iran agreed to provide the U.N. nuclear watchdog with greater access to its nuclear sites.

U.N. Nuclear Watchdog Chief on Iran

            On November 1, the U.N.

U.N. Report: Iran Slowing Nuke Program

            Iran has made slow but steady progress on its nuclear program, according to a new quarterly report by the International Atomic

U.N. Report: Iran Expanding Nuclear Program

            Iran has increased its capacity to enrich uranium by installing hundreds of new centrifuges, according to a new report by the U

U.N.-Iran Nuclear Talks Fail

            Talks between Iran and the U.N. nuclear watchdog failed to produce an agreement on May 15.

World Powers Seek Early Results from Nuke Talks

            On March 5, the six world powers called for “tangible” and early results from their negotiations with Iran.

U.N. Report: Iran Upgrading Nuclear Capabilities

            Iran has begun installing new centrifuges for enriching uranium at the Natanz nuclear facility, according to a new report by t

Why is Parchin Important (or Not)?

            Iran and the U.N. nuclear watchdog failed to strike a deal after two days of negotiations from January 16-17. The U.N.

Tehran’s Mixed Messages on U.N. Nuclear Talks

            Iranian and U.N. officials failed to produce an agreement after intensive talks in Tehran from January 16-17.

Clinton: U.S. Must Test Diplomatic Option

            On November 29, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said that “it’s imperative that we do everything we can –

U.S. Sets March Deadline for Iran’s Cooperation

            On November 29, Ambassador Robert Wood set a March 2013 deadline for Iran to begin cooperating with the U.N.

U.N. Watchdog: Iran Expands Nuclear Activities

            On November 16, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) reported that Iran is continuing to enrich uranium, upgrade its f

U.N. Nuclear Watchdog: No progress over past year

            On November 5, United Nations nuclear chief Yukiya Amano announced that his agency “cannot conclude that all nuclear mate

IAEA Presses Iran on Nuclear Program

            On Sept. 13, the U.N.

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