Tag Archives: Iran

Iran’s dos and don’ts under Trump

This brings about threats and opportunities for Iran, the Iranian policymaker says. “The 38-year history of the Islamic Republic shows that it has performed well in the face of threats but acted weakly in putting to use its opportunities,” Mousavian stated. “Iran’s dos and don’ts under Trump,” Iranian Diplomacy, November 13, 2016. Read More  

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Newsmaker Interview: Seyed Hossein Mousavain

A former Iranian ambassador discusses the Iran nuclear deal and Presidential politics. Seyed Hossein Mousavian is an expert on U.S.-Iran relations. Mousavian says the nuclear deal will close Iran’s pathway to a nuclear bomb, and dismisses criticisms by Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump that the agreement is a bad deal for the United States. This […]

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Who Benefits Most From a Sabotaged Iran Nuclear Deal

Beyond the personal interests of the states mentioned above, a JCPOA failure will serve to diminish the pragmatic minds in Tehran and Washington that negotiated it and bolster the voices of the more polarized camps on both sides that prefer a hostile U.S.-Iran relationship. The hardline opponents of the JCPOA in the U.S. Congress, Israel […]

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How to kick-start Iran-US regional cooperation

The solution is to not fall for this psychological ploy. International banks and companies should rest assured that nuclear-related sanctions on Iran are gone for good and that there is nothing the United States can do — neither now nor in the future — to reimpose them without destroying its credibility at the same time. […]

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Saudi Arabia Is Iran’s New National Security Threat

The relationship between Iran and the Gulf Cooperation Council countries — a political and economic union consisting of Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates — is on a dangerous trajectory and risks leading to direct confrontation. During a recent seminar in Europe, a European diplomat who has made the case to […]

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