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I salute the Arms Control Association … for its keen vision of the goals ahead and for its many efforts to identify and to promote practical measures that are so vitally needed to achieve them. -

– Amb. Nobuyasu Abe
Former UN Undersecretary General for Disarmament Affairs
January 28, 2004
The P4+1 and Iran Nuclear Deal Alert

Flags of the Iran Deal Negotiating Partners

Periodic alerts providing news and analysis on the negotiations and implementation of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action between the P5+1 (China, Germany, France, Russia, the United Kingdom, and the United States) and Iran over the latter's nuclear program. To receive these by email, subscribe to our regular updates list.


  • UN Defies United States on Sanctions Snapback | P4+1 and Iran Nuclear Deal Alert
    September 24, 2020
    The United Nations again dismissed U.S. efforts to reimpose sanctions on Iran that were lifted as a result of the nuclear deal, and Secretary-General Guterres told the Security Council he would not take steps to implement those measures. Amid U.S. efforts to block Iranian arms sales, Iran announced two new missiles and Iranian President Rouhani criticized the U.S. sanctions regime against Iran.
  • Security Council Rejects Iran Arms Embargo Extension | P4+1 and Iran Nuclear Deal Alert
    August 17, 2020
    The UN Security Council rejected a U.S. resolution to extend the UN arms embargo on Iran. Iran demonstrated its new missile capability and Elliot Abrams as named the U.S. Special Envoy for Iran, replacing Brian Hook.
  • Explosion at Natanz Damages Centrifuge Production Building | P4+1 and Iran Nuclear Deal Alert
    July 16, 2020
    An explosion at Iran’s Natanz enrichment facility appears to have impacted the country’s nuclear program, but the IAEA said its safeguards activities at that site were unimpeded. The U.S. continues its push to extend the arms embargo on Iran at the UN Security Council, and Iran’s parliament has approved a plan to halt implementation of the additional protocol to the country’s safeguards agreement with the IAEA.
  • IAEA Board Passes Resolution on Iran | P4+1 and Iran Nuclear Deal Alert
    June 19, 2020
    The IAEA Board of Governors passed a resolution calling on Iran to cooperate fully with the Agency, including on the Agency's investigation into inconsistencies related to Iran’s pre-2003 nuclear activities. An IAEA report revealed that Iran’s low-enriched uranium stockpile continues to grow, and the Trump administration terminated additional non-proliferation sanctions waivers.
  • U.S. Seeks Iran Arms Embargo Extension | P4+1 and Iran Nuclear Deal Alert
    May 13, 2020
    The Trump administration is considering a range of options to prevent the October 2020 expiration of a UN embargo that restricts arms sales to and from Iran, including by making a legal case that the United States remains a participant of the JCPOA. The United States is continuing its maximum pressure campaign against Iran throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite facing economic hardship, Iran unveiled a new military-led space program and launched a new satellite in April.

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