Iran Struggles to Navigate Cascading Crises at Home and Abroad

A firefighter disinfects the shrine of Saint Saleh to help prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus in Tehran, Iran, March, 6, 2020 (AP photo by Ebrahim Noroozi).
A firefighter disinfects the shrine of Saint Saleh to help prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus in Tehran, Iran, March, 6, 2020 (AP photo by Ebrahim Noroozi).

Last week, the International Atomic Energy Agency reported that Iran is accelerating its production of enriched uranium. It was just the latest in a series of progressive breaches by Tehran of the 2015 nuclear agreement, as part of an effort to raise the pressure on the Trump administration for withdrawing from the deal and reimposing devastating economic sanctions on Iran. But last week’s announcement marked a key milestone: For the first time in years, Iran possesses enough low-enriched uranium to manufacture a nuclear weapon, although it would first have to enrich the uranium to a much higher level. Experts now […]

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