Tag Archives: P5+1

Iran & the US: The Way Forward

Ambassador Mousavian presented a speech to approximately 380 US military personnel, including colonels, at the US Army War College on June 18, 2015. In his speech, he discusses the following: Iran’s major national security threats and priorities 19 reasons why Iran distrusts the US The the origins of the Iranian nuclear program and current status of […]

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Why doesn’t Iran trust the US?

Top-ranking diplomats from Iran and the world powers are currently engaging in intensive talks to narrow their differences and reach a comprehensive nuclear deal by July 1. The main obstacle to attaining such an agreement is the fundamental lack of trust that exists between the two sides. If there was trust, the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) would have been enough to quell […]

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How do we solve the Iran talks’ verification dilemma?

After Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Iran’s supreme leader, expressed his opposition to the inspection of Iranian military facilities and the interrogation of Iranian scientists as part of any would-be nuclear deal, the issue quickly became the most controversial aspect of the nuclear negotiations in Iran. It is only natural that allowing foreign inspectors access to Iranian military facilities and making Iranian […]

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Will Nuclear Deal Boost Iran Moderates or Hard-Liners?

“Will Nuclear Deal Boost Iran Moderates or Hard-Liners?” Interview with Hossein Mousavian, WSJ, May 28, 2015. Read More Quote: “The nuclear issue would be the first step for testing whether the engagement policy is successful. If the U.S. continues the policy of engagement rather than confrontation, you would find Iran much more flexible and much […]

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Will Camp David spur regional cooperation?

President Barack Obama’s meeting with the Gulf Cooperation Council leaders at Camp David on May 14 looks by all accounts like a face-saving attempt by Washington. A well-publicized, high-wire meeting, verbal reassurances, perhaps promises of more political support and some advanced military hardware, that’s all. Nothing more can and should be expected; they simply cannot prevent the nuclear deal between […]

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After nuclear deal, what’s next for Iran?

After more than a decade of roller-coaster talks, mostly marked with failure, both sides have finally arrived at a formula that would assure the international community of the strictly peaceful nature of Iran’s nuclear activities, and terminate all unilateral and multilateral economic and financial nuclear-related sanctions imposed on Iran. While the political framework reflects the commitment, […]

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