Interviews

Consequences of nixing the Iran Deal

Here is how Hossein Mousavian, Tehran’s former Ambassador to the US, explains Iran’s policy: After the revolution, Iran was invaded by Saddam Hussein’s Iraq and, for much of the past decade, chaos on its thousands of miles of borders with Iraq, Afghanistan, and Pakistan – all factors that have compelled it to play a regional […]

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Interview: Ex-Iranian diplomat: US position on Hezbollah is wrong

Seyed Hossein Mousavian, a former Iranian Diplomat who has negotiated with Hezbollah and is now a Middle East specialist at Princeton University, tells Al Jazeera why Hezbollah is a positive force and should be backed by the West in the fight against ISIL. Full Video “Ex-Iranian diplomat: ‘US position on Hezbollah is wrong,’” Al Jazeera […]

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Interview: Trumps takes on Tehran: What future for Iran nuclear deal?

Donald Trump calls it “The worst deal ever”. The question is why is he so hell-bent on decertifying a 2015 Iran nuclear agreement when even his own cabinet seems to support it? The move consistent with the US president’s bid to unwind any and all the policies of his predecessor and on the day when […]

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The nuclear issue isn’t the real Iranian challenge

“How would Iran react? Seyed Hossein Mousavian, a former Iranian official who stays in close touch with his ex-colleagues, told me recently that if Trump doesn’t certify, but Congress doesn’t re-impose sanctions, and the other P5+1 negotiators assure full implementation, then Iran may continue to adhere to the agreement. But he cautioned that this line […]

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Interview: “Trump is Threatening More than Just the Iran Deal”

“As Iranian President Hassan Rouhani responds to Trump at the UN, former Iranian diplomat Seyed Hossein Mousavian says that an American withdrawal from the nuclear deal would lead Iranians to no longer trust the U.S.” Full Video “Trump is Threatening More than Just the Iran Deal,” The Real News, September 20, 2017.  

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The right question to ask about the Iran nuclear deal

“Trump’s apparent hope that Iran will offer unilateral concessions is questioned by Iran experts. ‘I don’t believe Tehran would be ready at all to renegotiate the deal,’ said Seyed Hossein Mousavian, a former Iranian official who now teaches at Princeton University but remains in touch with his ex-colleagues. He called the idea a ‘nonstarter.’” Read […]

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War not bringing security for S.Arabia: Former Iranian diplomat

War and military aggression would not lead to establishing security, Mousavian said in a televised forum hosted by CGTN (China Global Television Network). Diplomacy should have been put on Saudis’ agenda from the very beginning of the conflict in order to reach peace through dialogue, according to Mousavian. Read More “War not bringing security for […]

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Part 2, 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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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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