Interviews

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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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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