Tag Archives: Rouhani

France jockeying for Iranian business after nuke deal

Seyed Hossein Mousavian, a former Iranian diplomat and newspaper editor, said the West had come to a “better understanding of Syrian crisis” and no longer opposed Assad but was now “convinced he is a part of solution”. Read More “France jockeying for Iranian business after nuke deal,” Hjer M’tiri, AA, January 26, 2016.

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L’Iran d’Hassan Rohani est une chance pour la France (French)

Le président iranien Hassan Rohani est arrivé à Paris le 27 janvier. Cette visite marque le début d’une nouvelle ère des relations politiques et économiques entre les deux pays. Les conséquences d’un approfondissement de leurs liens se feront sentir au Proche-Orient et en Europe. Reste à savoir si ces pourparlers directs entre les présidents français […]

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Despite Iran Deal, U.S.-Iran Relations Still Very Much Up in the Air

The implementation of the Iran nuclear deal was a landmark achievement. Iran has at last received long-awaited sanctions relief after fulfilling its obligations under the agreement, verified last week by a report released by the International Atomic Energy Agency. It remains unclear, however, if the way has now been cleared for greater economic development and […]

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A rejection of the nuclear deal could lead to radicalism in Iran

With the ongoing domestic in-fighting in the United States and Iran over the nuclear deal — which has already become legally binding by way of a U.N. Security Council resolution — it has become clear that Congress poses the biggest risk for the deal falling through. Congress’s ability to play a spoiler role comes not […]

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Rouhani is West’s best bet in Iran

Iran defines its political system as independent from outside powers — of most significance, the US. This has been the case throughout the revolution and remains a focal priority, even as Iran seeks reconciliation with the West. This edict of independence arises not only from Iran’s rich culture, but its resistance to outside pressure also […]

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Obama and Rouhani Should Talk More Often

Although the nuclear issue has priority in Kerry and Zarif’s mandates, the foreign ministers should also discuss other critical issues, such as Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan and extremism in the region. The key to success is to discuss areas of dispute while pressing ahead with practical measures on areas of mutual interest. During my tenure as Iranian […]

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Death by moderation

“Death by moderation,” Interview with Hossein Mousavian, Omid Memarian, Foreign Policy, August 2, 2013. Read More

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Change with Rouhani?

“Change with Rouhani?” Interview with Hossein Mousavian, Jasmin Ramsey, IPS, July 15, 2013. Read Interview Transcript Read Report  

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