Tag Archives: JCPOA

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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Trump’s options on the nuclear deal with Iran

“An informed source in Washington who asked to remain anonymous told Al-Monitor that the White House is seeking ways to accuse Iran of technical noncompliance and material breaches of the deal, such as pressuring the International Atomic Energy Agency into demanding access to sensitive military facilities in Iran and using an Iranian rejection as a […]

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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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Interview: U.S. Threatens Nuclear Deal it Admits Iran Respects – How Will Tehran Respond?

Seyed Hossein Mousavian, a former senior Iranian diplomat, analyzes the Trump administration’s “review” of the Iran nuclear agreement despite acknowledging that Tehran is fulfilling its obligations, and discusses the threat of a worsening proxy war in Yemen, Iran’s support for Bashar al-Assad, the upcoming Iranian presidential elections, and the possibility for Tehran-Washington cooperation on Syria […]

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Interview: Going Global With David Delgado

Interview: The effect of a Trump Presidency on the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, aka The Iran Nuclear Agreement and the possible fallout of Trump’s Revised Travel Ban on the Agreement and Global Security. “Interview: Going Global With David Delgado,” Voice It Radio, March 27, 2017.

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Panel Discussion: Global and Regional Nuclear Challenges

The American University of Beirut’s Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs held a Panel Discussion with the International Panel on Fissile Materials. Chair: Ali Ahmad and Zia Mian IPFM: Hossein Mousavian (From JCPOA to ME-NWFZ) IPFM: Frank von Hippel (Uranium enrichment and plutonium separation) IPFM: Rebecca Johnson (the nuclear Middle East, the […]

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Iran committed to nuclear deal despite Trump threats, say observers

“Former Iranian diplomat Seyed Hossein Mousavian, who is closely allied with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and who served as spokesman for his country’s nuclear negotiations with the European Union from 2003 to 2005, believes that Iran is keen to maintain the deal … ‘Since day one, no one has been able to complain of any […]

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