Tag Archives: Iran

An Iranian Nuclear Business Deal for Trump

“If the Trump administration’s concern is that after the JCPOA’s major limitations expire by 2040, there is a possibility that Iran will move towards developing nuclear weapons, undermining the JCPOA is illogical, as this will end the JCPOA’s stipulations today and not 2040. Instead, the Trump White House can view the long-term duration of the […]

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Trump’s new Iran policy seeks perennial conflict

“Trump’s decertification of the JCPOA and his ultra-hawkish, anti-Iran rhetoric have not only alienated US allies, but predictably united a usually divided Iranian public behind their government. Moreover, with his vociferous attacks on Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and the IRGC, Trump has ruled out any possibility for negotiations with Tehran and put the two […]

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Iran, Trump and wickedness of neighbor

“While [former US president Barack] Obama was in the office, Washington avoided attacking Iran and Syria, opted to engage with Iran, accepted the Iran nuclear deal, ratified uranium enrichment and heavy water in Iran, conceded Iran’s removal from chapter seven to the UN charter and annulment of all six international resolutions against Iran and suggested […]

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MEI & Johns Hopkins’ Event: Iraq’s Regional Opportunities: Perspectives from Iraq’s neighbors

MEI & Johns Hopkins’ Event: Iraq’s Regional Opportunities: Perspectives from Iraq’s neighbors. Speakers: Seyed Hossein Mousavian (Princeton University) Amb. Fareed Yasseen (Ambassador of Iraq to the United States) Mohammed Alyahya (The Arab Gulf States Institute) Lisel Hintz (Johns Hopkins) Daniel Serwer (Moderator), Scholar, MEI Video of Panel Discussion “Iraq’s Political Compact and Its Regional Priorities,” […]

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BBC Interview: Trump’s Iran Policy

BBC Interview: Trump’s Iran Policy Full Interview (begins at 17:45) “California fires, veterans in Puerto Rico, Johnny Clegg’s last tour,” PRI’s the World, October 12, 2017.

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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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