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UN Watchdog Prepared for Final Nuclear Deal

On June 8, the U.N.

Tags: IAEA, U.N.

Iran to Attend Syria Peace Talks

            On January 19, U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon announced that Iran had been invited to join the peace talks on Syria.

Rouhani: World Reacts to Election

            World leaders issued diverse reactions to the stunning election of Hassan Rouhani to Iran’s presidency.

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.

Report: Unwinding the Sanctions Web

            Iran is more likely to adapt to tightened sanctions than to adjust its nuclear policy, according to a new report by the Interna

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

Iran Responds to U.N. on Nuclear Program

            Tehran is serious about upcoming talks with the six world powers, and expects them to be forthcoming, according to a statement

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.

Weighing Benefits and Costs of International Sanctions Against Iran

            The United States could better leverage sanctions against Iran while mitigating negative consequences, according to a new repo

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

Tribunal Blames Iran for Abuses

            On October 27, the Iran Tribunal charged that the Islamic Republic was responsible “for gross violations of human rights

Opiate Trafficking Through Iran

            On October 11, the U.N.

World Leaders React to Ahmadinejad

            Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad arrived in New York on Sept. 22 and addressed the U.N. General Assembly on Sept. 26.

Ahmadinejad in New York for U.N. Assembly

            Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad spoke to several New York audiences after arriving Sept. 22.

FACT SHEET: Two Years of Tightening U.N. Sanctions

            On Sept. 20, one week before the U.N.

IAEA Presses Iran on Nuclear Program

            On Sept. 13, the U.N.

Canada Closes Iran Embassy, Expels Iranian Diplomats

On September 7, Foreign Minister John Baird announced that Canada has closed its embassy in Tehran and expelled Iranian diplomats in Ottawa.

Part II: Khamenei on U.N./World Order

On Aug. 30, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei’s inaugural address to the Non-Aligned Movement Summit challenged the United Nations and called for a new world order.

U.N. Report Faults Iran for Lack of Cooperation

            On August 30, the U.N.

Iran Letter to U.N. about Bomb Plot

In response to a draft resolution against Iran, its mission at the United Nations issued the following letter refuting U.S.

Tags: Plot, U.N.

What’s New in the U.N. Nuclear Report?

Michael Adler
  • What is new in the latest report by the U.N.

Summary of U.N. Nuclear Report

        The following is an excerpt of the conclusions from a report by the International Atomic Energy Agency – the U.N.

Growing World Pressure Over Iran’s Human Rights Record

Robin Wright
          The U.N.

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