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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Iran-Contra: Lawrence Walsh’s Contribution to History

Categories: Govt/Business Scandals,History,Iran,Presidency,Spying/Intelligence

http://www2.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv/NSAEBB/NSAEBB462/

A collection of eight documents recalling the scandal which rocked the Reagan administration and led independent counsel Lawrence Walsh to comment on the obstructions to the investigation thrown up by the White House, the Justice Department, and the intelligence agencies.  From the National Security Archive

 

Iran: U.S. Economic Sanctions and the Authority to Lift Restrictions

Categories: Arms Control,Civil/Human Rights,Iran,Nuclear Arms,Terrorism

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/mideast/R43311.pdf

Identifies the legislative bases for the sanctions imposed on Iran and the nature of the authority to waive or lift those restrictions.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Iran’s Nuclear Program: Tehran’s Compliance with International Obligations

Categories: Iran,Nuclear Arms,United Nations

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/nuke/R40094.pdf

This report provides a brief overview of Iran’s nuclear program and describes actions taken by the UN Security Council and the International Atomic Energy Agency to prevent Iran from developing nuclear weapons. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Interim Agreement on Iran’s Nuclear Program

Categories: Headlines,Iran,Nuclear Arms

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/nuke/R43333.pdf

Describes the details of the interim agreement between Iran and the six powers to exchange limited relief for Iran from international sanctions for a freeze in the Iranian nuclear program.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

The Iran Hostages: Efforts to Obtain Compensation

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,History,Iran

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R43210.pdf

This report outlines the history of various efforts, including judicial and legislative,  to get compensation for the former Iran hostages, and describes two bills currently before Congress.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

CIA Confirms Role in 1953 Iran Coup

Categories: Foreign Affairs,Govt Secrecy,History,Iran,Spying/Intelligence

http://www2.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv/NSAEBB/NSAEBB435/

A collection of 35 declassified documents that reveal more about the role of the Central Intelligence Agency in the overthrow of then Iranian Prime Minister Mosaddeq in 1953.  From the National Security Archive

 

Oman: Reform, Security, and U.S. Policy

Categories: Arab,Asia,Iran,Middle East Conflict,Terrorism

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/mideast/RS21534.pdf

Discusses the gradual change toward reform in Oman as an aspect of the Arab Spring, the leading role played by the Sultan of Oman, and the nature of U.S.-Oman relations, especially in their differing views of Iran.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Iran: U.S. and International Sanctions Have Adversely Affected the Iranian Economy

Categories: Arms Control,Iran,Nuclear Arms,United Nations

http://www.gao.gov/assets/660/652314.pdf

Describes recent additions to U.S. sanctions directed against Iran, U.S. efforts to enforce the financial sanctions, and the effect that U.S. and international sanctions have had on Iran’s economy.  From the Government Accountability Office

 

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