Tag Archives: nuclear deal

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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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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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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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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Atlantic Council Panel Discussion: The Region and the Iran Deal

A conversation with: Hussein Ibish, Senior Resident Scholar, Arab Gulf States Institute in Washington Hossein Mousavian, Middle East Security and Nuclear Policy Specialist, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs Kadir Ustun, Executive Director, SETA Foundation at Washington, DC Moderated by: Barbara Slavin, Director, Future of Iran Initiative, Atlantic Council Video of Ambassador Mousavian’s […]

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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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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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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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