Simon Henderson is the Baker fellow and director of the Bernstein Program on Gulf and Energy Policy at The Washington Institute, specializing in energy matters and the conservative Arab states of the Persian Gulf.
Articles & Testimony
At the very least, the International Atomic Energy Agency should be pressured to conduct closer inspections of Iranian enrichment sites and other nuclear facilities.
Iran said Monday it has exceeded a key limitation on its stockpile of enriched uranium, to which it had agreed in 2015 as part of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action. A fierce policy debate on what to do about Tehran’s behavior is in prospect. Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif stated that the country has gone beyond an agreed limit of 660 pounds of low enriched uranium. Also in prospect is an announcement to enrich to 20 percent—disturbingly close to the level needed for a nuclear weapon...