Although Iran has been making enriched uranium fuel, it is less clear if it is able to actually take nuclear material and make it into an explosive device.
There were three messages sent by the IAEA's Board of Governors' Iran resolution on Thursday. Two messages were for Iran and the other was a message to Israel.
An Israeli attack against Iran's nuclear installations could put international nuclear inspectors at risk and would likely put the International Atomic Energy Agency in a tricky diplomatic situation.
The Nuclear Suppliers Group should take time to consider the implications of India's possible membership before deciding.
What will it take to end the Iran nuclear crisis and what is the role of the IAEA?
One topic of discussion at the upcoming five-year treaty Review Conference meeting in Vienna will be how best to universalize the Additional Protocol for safeguards among the 185 non-nuclear-weapon states Party to the Treaty.
Though the participants in the negotiations about Iran's nuclear program foresee several rounds of discussions, all are acutely aware that time to reach agreement peacefully may be running out.
With the Iranian nuclear crisis nearing a watershed, the question of the Obama administration's "red lines" on Iran's nuclear program is the subject of considerable speculation and debate.
Though most states that want a nuclear weapon can get one through determined effort, the fact remains that most choose not to proliferate. Turkey is no exception.
Moscow believes that stringent international sanctions against Iran will not put an end to the Iranian nuclear program or turn the Iranian people against their government and will also fail to stave off an Israeli airstrike.