Tag Archives: Iran Deal

Here’s How Trump is Dragging the U.S. to the Brink of War

“The current U.S. administration policies would contribute to more instability and disorder in the Middle East and beyond,” says Seyed Hossein Mousavian, a senior negotiator in the Iran nuclear issue during the administration of former Iranian President Mohammad Khatami, and now a Princeton University visiting research scholar. Read More “Here’s How Trump is Dragging the […]

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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: 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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A former Iranian diplomat on what Trump needs to know about Iran

“It’s clear that decades of estrangement have led to a fundamental misunderstanding of Iran in Washington. Notwithstanding the Obama administration’s nuclear negotiations, every U.S. administration since the 1979 Iranian revolution has failed in its declared objective to contain Iran. If Trump wishes to free future generations of anxiety over U.S.-Iran tensions, he should pay careful […]

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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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What to expect if Trump undoes the Iran nuclear deal

“Because Trump has put the deal in his crosshairs, advocates of diplomatic engagement with the West in Iran are being discredited. If he goes ahead with his stated wish to undo it, a domestic consensus will form not to trust, negotiate or cooperate with the United States on any future issue.” Read More “What to […]

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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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In der Ara Trump Braucht Iran Europa (EU-Iran Relations in Trump Era)

“[T]he circumstances of Trump’s election require a new road map for Iran and the EU that would safekeep Obama’s engagement policy, ensure an EU-Iran relationship that is sustainable, and prevent escalation in U.S.-Iran relations.” Read More (German) English Version “In der Ara Trump Braucht Iran Europa (EU-Iran Relations in Trump Era),” Seyed Hossein Mousavian, Frankfurter […]

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