Author Archives: Kelsey Davenport

IAEA Report Shows Iran Complying with Nov. Deal

By Kelsey Davenport The International Atomic Energy Agency’s (IAEA) most recent report on Iran shows that Tehran is complying with the terms of a deal negotiated with the P5+1 on November 24. The February 20 report confirms that the Joint … Continue reading

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Iran, IAEA Begin Cooperation on Possible Military Dimensions

By Kelsey Davenport Iran and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) broke important new ground on Sunday, with an agreement that will finally allow the agency to begin its investigations into Iran’s past nuclear activities with possible military dimensions. Satisfactory … Continue reading

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What the UN Security Council Resolutions Say (and Don’t Say) About Iran’s Nuclear Program

By Kelsey Davenport The United Nations Security Council has adopted six resolutions as part of the international community’s efforts to address Iran’s controversial nuclear program. Collectively, these resolutions require that Iran suspend its most-proliferation sensitive activities and encourage Tehran to … Continue reading

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Going Nowhere Fast: Iran’s Arak Reactor

By Kelsey Davenport As the most recent round of negotiations between Iran and the P5+1 (China, France, Germany, Russia, the United Kingdom and the United States) wound down on November 10, an unlikely player emerged center-stage in the press coverage … Continue reading

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The November IAEA Report on Iran’s Nuclear Program: No Significant Advances

By Kelsey Davenport, Daryl G. Kimball, and Greg Thielmann (Updated November 18) During the negotiations in Geneva on November 7-10, Iran and the P5+1 (China, France, Germany, Russia, the United Kingdom and the United States) made significant progress toward reaching … Continue reading

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Closing in on a Deal with Iran: Assessing the Nov. 7-9 Talks

By Daryl G. Kimball and Kelsey Davenport (Updated 6:00am, Nov. 11, 2013) After three days of intense, multidimensional talks in Geneva Nov. 7-9, the P5+1 (China, France, Russia, the United Kingdom, the United States, plus Germany) and Iran are closing … Continue reading

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IAEA and Iran Engaged in “Substantive” Talks

By Kelsey Davenport After the two days of meetings in Vienna the IAEA and Iran issued a joint statement that described the discussions as “substantive” and referenced the “new proposal” presented by Tehran. The proposal was described as containing “practical … Continue reading

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Despite Israeli Doubts, Serious Diplomacy Is the Best Option for Iran

By Kelsey Davenport Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told the UN General Assembly today that Israel will “stand alone” in order to prevent Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons. It is good that Prime Minister Netanyahu is prepared for that, because … Continue reading

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Hard Evidence from the UN Inspectors Point to Assad’s CW Use

By Greg Thielmann and Daryl G. Kimball  The evidence in the United Nations inspectors’ report on the use of chemical weapons in Syria released today — particularly the findings on the munitions and their trajectory – provides additional and substantial … Continue reading

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Syria, the Iraq-Iran War, and the CW Taboo

By Greg Thielmann As the international community seeks to craft an appropriate response to the Syrian government’s August 21 use of chemical weapons (CW), ghosts from the Iran-Iraq War haunt the deliberations. As the late Jonathan B. Tucker observed in … Continue reading

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