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The History of the Iran Nuclear Deal

Oct 15, 2017 | 13:45 GMT
Iran has increased the budget for its ballistic missile program twice this year.

The Sejjil and Qadr-H medium-range ballistic missiles are on display in Tehran in September next to a portrait of Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei during defense week, which marks the anniversary of the 1980s Iran-Iraq war.

(ATTA KENARE/AFP/Getty Images)

Iran sought the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) to lift the burden of economic sanctions linked to its nuclear program. Under the international agreement, the European Union lifted its sanctions and the United States suspended the application of sanctions. The deal was signed on July 14, 2015, by Iran,...

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