Nuclear program of Iran

nuclear research sites and processing facilities of Iran

The nuclear program of Iran is a current scientific mission by Iran to research nuclear technology that can be used to make nuclear weapons. Iran has many research sites, two uranium mines, a research reactor, and uranium processing factories, such as three uranium enrichment plants.[1]

Iran's nuclear program was created in the 1950s with the help of the United States and in 1970, Iran ratified the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT).[2]

The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action was adopted in 2015 by members of the Permanent members of the United Nations Security Council, which focused on Iran's nuclear program.


  1. Kerr, Paul (26 September 2012). "Iran's Nuclear Program: Status" (PDF). Congressional Research Service. Retrieved 2 October 2012.
  2. "Signatories and Parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons". Retrieved 17 April 2006.