Interviews

Part 1, Interview – The Heat: Yemen crisis

Tonight’s panel has the latest on the crisis and its symptoms: Sama’a Al-Hamdani, a Yemeni political affairs commentator Abdulateef Al-Mulhim, He is a columnist for the Saudi daily newspaper, AlYaum and The Arab News Seyed Hossein Mousavian, former Iranian diplomat is a Middle East expert at Princeton University Radhya Almutawakel, president of the Mwatana Organization […]

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The State of Public Diplomacy in Iran’s Foreign Policy

There is no effective and determining lobby and “track II diplomacy” between Iran and the United States, or at least, if such lobby exists, it is weaker and less efficient than ever. Even those Iranians with dual citizenship, who on their own discretion make efforts to counter the existing sanctions and pressures against Iran and […]

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Interview: Iran’s next challenges

Mousavian rejects the accusations of Pres. Donald Trump that Iran supports terrorism in the Middle East, arguing that they are both fighting the same enemy in Iraq and Afghanistan. The same two countries have accused Saudi Arabia and Pakistan, respectively, of sponsoring terrorism. “Iran’s Next Challenges,” Red Dirt Report, June 16, 2017.

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Interview: “What is Iran’s endgame in Syria?”

“In this UpFront special, Mehdi Hasan challenges Iranian policymaker and former diplomat Hossein Mousavian to explain Iran’s policies in the region and what some see as the double standards with regards to Yemen and Bahrain.” Full Interview on YouTube “What is Iran’s endgame in Syria?” Al Jazeera UpFront, May 26, 2017.

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Other countries are still trying to figure out what Trump means to them

“Tehran’s assessment of the Trump administration is that it doesn’t have a solid strategy,” said Seyed Hossein Mousavian, who was a member of Iran’s negotiating team that agreed in 2003 to suspend uranium enrichment and is now a scholar at Princeton. “So Iran will be patient to see what the strategy will be.” Read More […]

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Interview: U.S. Threatens Nuclear Deal it Admits Iran Respects – How Will Tehran Respond?

Seyed Hossein Mousavian, a former senior Iranian diplomat, analyzes the Trump administration’s “review” of the Iran nuclear agreement despite acknowledging that Tehran is fulfilling its obligations, and discusses the threat of a worsening proxy war in Yemen, Iran’s support for Bashar al-Assad, the upcoming Iranian presidential elections, and the possibility for Tehran-Washington cooperation on Syria […]

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Amb. Mousavian Quoted in Le Monde on Syria Strikes

Ambassador Mousavian Quoted: “For Iran, it is the responsibility of the UNSC to decide about all issues related to international peace and security and therefore the US cannot determine redlines and take actions unilaterally. The US is making the UNSC irrelevant. ” “As the US become more unpredictable, Iran would be also more unpredictable.” Read […]

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