Iran


Scientists to Congress: The Iran Deal is a Keeper

, co-director and senior scientist

The July 2015 Iran Deal, which places strict, verified restrictions on Iran’s nuclear activities, is again under attack by President Trump. This time he’s kicked responsibility over to Congress to “fix” the agreement and promised that if Congress fails to do so, he will withdraw from it.

As the New York Times reported, in response to this development over 90 prominent scientists sent a letter to leading members of Congress yesterday urging them to support the Iran Deal—making the case that continued US participation will enhance US security. Read more >

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Don’t Make the Same Mistake on Iran that Bush Made on North Korea

, co-director and senior scientist

Press reports say President Trump will likely not certify Iranian compliance with the Iran nuclear deal in the near future, setting up a situation in which Congress can reimpose sanctions and effectively end US compliance with the deal. Read more >

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Simorgh Launch: Iran’s Bigger Ride to Space Gets off the Ground

, senior scientist

Iranian press has announced a successful launch of the Simorgh space launch vehicle.

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Congress Forcing MDA to Choose Missile Defense Site It Does Not Want

, senior scientist

Sometime in early 2017, and it could be any day now, one of the communities on the map below (designated by red dots) will get big news from the Missile Defense Agency (MDA). Congress mandated the MDA to choose a preferred location in case the United States decides to build an additional deployment site for the Ground-based Midcourse (GMD) System missile defense. Read more >

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Iran Simorgh Satellite Launch Update, Part 3

, senior scientist

Iran has again issued a NOTAM for the area around Semnan (OID51 in Arms Control Wonk’s google map). The notice to airmen was issued on Saturday, and is valid from today through Thursday, March 17. Read more >

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